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Shauna Reid

Welcome, weary traveller! I'm Shauna Reid, an Australian writer who moved to Scotland eleven years ago in pursuit of adventure and kilts

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Workin’ For The Man

Retirement Plan

18/Jul/2012

Now and then when working from home, Gareth and I like to meet up at lunchtime to have a cup of tea and listen to the radio. We quite like newsy programmes on Radio 2 or 5 Live because they can get some real nutters calling in and it’s fun to shout at them. Awhile Read More

Dream Job

01/Aug/2009

"I would be a professional cyclist," said Dr G. "Like the Tour de France?" "Oh no… like just riding my bike round the toun around all day and getting paid for it." I want to be the person who gets to chop up make-up for the beauty section of women's magazines. I spent ten minutes Read More

The Browns

02/Jun/2008

Some people get the blues, Holly Golightly got the mean reds. I think I have the browns! I've been splashing round in denial for months but today I am just going to admit to myself that things have gone a bit brown. Brown is not all bad, you know. It's a nice hue for those Read More

Crunch Time

15/Nov/2007

I'm slowly adjusting to life in the private sector, but I need to get to work earlier. How is it that I used to leave home at 6.30AM for the train and be in the office by 7.30 (mmm, flexi time), but now the office is a mere eleven minute walk away, I'm sprinting up Read More

Bulletproof

01/Oct/2007

So I’m all Big Kev excited about the news that Radiohead’s new album is coming out in ten teeny little days. I love their stealth tactics too, bypassing the record companies and avoiding the usual leaked copy hoopla by offering the album for download on their website, with the downloadee deciding how much to pay. Read More

My Brilliant Career

13/Jan/2006

Actual email received at work today: Good morning With regards to the new photocopier that has been installed on the 1st floor, there will be training provided for this on Tuesday 7 February at 1.30, and should last approximately 2 hours. Thank you. !!!

Abandoned Gloves of Scotland

02/Dec/2005

Well, I’ve been a moody little shit this week. The Darkness is getting to me again. Going to work in the dark, getting home in the dark. Etcetera, etcetera. Then I got into a huff at work this morning because I had to put up the Christmas decorations, and they were in the same jingle Read More

A Time To File

29/Jan/2005

"Did you know that every morning I wake up and HATE YOU because you work from home and can snore away for another hour, while I have to go out and join the commuting masses?" "Well, if you became a filthy rich author then you too could work from home!" "Ha! Only JK Rowling gets Read More

All The Lonely People

26/Dec/2004

Merry Christmas from Geriatric Rescue HQ! So far there's been one drunk geezer, three burning turkeys and one Ah've Fallen And Cannae Get Up Hen. No one's toppled into their tree yet. I'd been feeling a little blue today with all my family on the other side of the globe, but it's sobering to be Read More

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