From 2004-2010 Dream Acres flourished sellling my herb filled goodies and natural home products both online and in shops (including the prestigious Liberty’s of London and The General Trading Company) and were featured in loads of glossy mags, including Country Living, BBC Good Homes, Period Living, Country Homes and Interiors and Period Ideas, to name but a few. I’ve also been featured in Country Living, Your Home, Scotland On Sunday and Scottish Field magazines.In 2010 I put pen to paper and wrote my first book “So Easy Herbal – Ten herbs, how to grow them, use them and save money” and this lead on to my position as Herb Expert on Scottish Television’s “The Hour” daily show where I had a regular slot for 18 months until the programme finished.
I then went on to write “So Easy Christmas” in 2011 and found myself as the regular Homecrafts Expert on BBC Radio Scotland’s McAuley & Co show, and I’m still there regularly chatting about making larder staples and home remedies. Things many have forgotten and love to hear about.
In 2012 I was asked to write about baking and wrote Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes for Forth Books. This has proved really popular and is now in it’s second printing. It was followed in 2013 by A Wee Taste Of Scotland for the same publishing company.
I love the whole Show & Tell aspect of writing, talking and presenting and do lots of talks and demos for different organisations. The Country Living Magazine fairs, Homes & Interiors Scotland shows, Edinburgh Foodies Festivals, Hopetoun House Present Event and Gardening Scotland shows. I also do smaller events too, like talks for WRI and other social groups and schools.
I’m a freelance writer and have had a regular columns in “Handmade Living” and “Simply Beautiful” magazines. I have also written for “Scottish Woman” and had articles in “Making”, “People’sFriend”, “Baking”,”Yours”, “Making Cakes & Bakes”, “Baking Heaven” and “Sweet” in the UK and also in “Mingle” magazine in the USA.
I write my blog once a week and post regularly on Facebook and Twitter.
Welcome to my world.