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And So, To Start. Again.

4th January 2016

I’ve decided I’m still a writer.  I need to write more, but I’m still a writer.

I have lots of notebooks.  Some are even full.

I also have a husband whose nicknames don’t stick, and a daughter who has too many.

I have CP and a sporty wheelchair which I love, even if my post-baby hips are too big for it these days.

I don’t know where I’m from.  New York, by way of Dallas and the Highlands.  And Glasgow.  And then Edinburgh.  And so, I’m from everywhere.  And nowhere.

My work (and life) background is in equalities  and social justice, with corporate writing and editing thrown in.  These days, I make a game out of cleaning up Cheerios and answering fake phones.  I miss working, but the coffee is better at home.

When I started this blog, Neil and I lived in Edinburgh, read a lot of books and drank a lot of beer.

I proposed to him and we got married in Docs.

Then I thought I had the flu, and Zerbert became Isla.

The three of us have moved to Skye and we move into our new house next month.

And so, if you want to read a blog about a married, disabled, expatish mother who should be writing, then this is that blog.  And I’ll be writing it.

Hello.  Again.


Isla and me.  Scenery was happening.


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  • Reply Andrew Reynolds 4th January 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Keep writing!

    • Reply LKD 4th January 2016 at 7:17 pm

      It feels good to be back. Keep reading!

  • Reply becomingcliche 4th January 2016 at 7:19 pm

    You write, I’ll read it.

    • Reply LKD 4th January 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Funny, that’s what I think about you!

  • Reply Lisa Kraft 4th January 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Well-written and a writer you are! I love your voice and I’m looking forward to reading your next installment. ~lisa

  • Reply Jackie Cangro 4th January 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Yay! Looking forward to reading so keep writing! 🙂

    • Reply LKD 5th January 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Hey, Jackie. According to my trusty stats, you’ve commented the most around here. Thanks for the chats!

      • Reply Jackie Cangro 5th January 2016 at 9:55 pm

        Oh, cool! Do I win a prize? Maybe a sweet little bookstore like the one in The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. 🙂 Dare to dream!

  • Reply Imperfectto 4th January 2016 at 10:48 pm

    dont ever stop writing!!

  • Reply inidna 5th January 2016 at 3:14 am

    Yes, keep writing! This is something that I decided yesterday too 🙂

  • Reply The Indecisive Eejit 5th January 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Welcome back 🙂

  • Reply Liz 12th January 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Excited to read! 🙂

  • Reply amanpan 19th January 2016 at 11:49 pm

    You have a great sense of humor and a great style of writing. I look forward to more.

    • Reply LKD 1st February 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Glad to connect with you. Love your blog!

      • Reply amanpan 1st February 2016 at 7:45 pm

        Thank you so much!

  • Reply The Hook 31st January 2016 at 10:19 pm

    You’re not just a writer… you’re a hero.

    • Reply LKD 1st February 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Just doin’ what I do. I asked Isla if I’m a hero she said ‘NO!’

  • Reply globalhousesitterX2 8th June 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I enjoy your sense of humour 🙂

  • Reply Lucy Mitchell 8th June 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Keep writing please. Love your writing voice!

  • Reply Gabe Burkhardt 8th June 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Keep writing, keep living, keep sharing!

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