It’s no longer “it’s not the heat… it’s the humidity”

Finally, the air has cleared. It’s not wet with humidity. Oppressive humidity. The kind that makes you wilt as soon as you step out the door. The kind that leaves you in a puddle of sweat when you wake up in the morning. It was wonderful to step outside the door this morning and be able to breathe and not feel smothered. Even with central air, the upstairs of the house has been unbearably uncomfortable for sleeping.

Hopefully with the better part of 24 hours with low humidity levels, sleeping tonight will be a bit easier.

New podcast

I’ve put the call out for suggestions for my podcasts and I’ve received one so far – Writer’s Block. Egads! I’m getting it just thinking about it.

So I’ll put my head down (sort of) and give this topic some serious thought and see what I can come up with on the subject and how to beat it.

Wish me luck.


The scourge of bloggers, guestbook administrators and all of us who have e-mail. Thank heavens for filters. Otherwise, a body would spend all their time deleting spam and not getting anything else done.

And speaking of Spam, I don’t even like the kind that comes in the rectangular tin with the key to open it. A great favourite, though, in the Monty Python skits.

Inspiration – it came… and it went

After going along smoothly, the words flowing out of my fingers, I’ve found myself grinding to a halt again. I had to stop and check a few details and formulate how I would work them in to my writing. Simple things, really… what train would my hero take from the nearby train station into Aberdeen? And once I got him to the city, what time would he leave? Minor details perhaps, but details that need to be accounted for.

One more wordsearch puzzle has been added

For those of you who are addicted to these, I’ve managed to add yet one more to my “fun stuff” page. This one is Cities, Towns & Villages in Scotland.

You can test your skill at http:ww…

Hmmm… wonder if maybe a counter on the wordsearch puzzles that would start at the first click of the mouse might add to the fun? Or at very least the competitiveness… What are your thoughts on that?

New Wordsearch puzzles

I’ve created three new wordsearch puzzles and have uploaded them to the “funstuff” link on my website. I’ve added Scottish Castles, Scottish Single Malt Whiskies and Glasgow Pubs. Because of the length of some of the pub names ie King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, the font size in this puzzle is extremely small. However, CTRL+ makes the text larger and therefore easier to read.

These and my other wordsearch and jigsaw puzzles can be found at

Have fun!

My Scottish roots and writing by Melanie Robertson-King