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Shauna Reid

Welcome, weary traveller! I'm Shauna Reid, an Australian author and copywriter who moved to Scotland thirteen years ago in pursuit of adventure.

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Year In Review

2015 Review Thingo

13 Jan 2016

Happy new year, comrades! Here’s the seventh annual installment of Review Thingo. Previous episodes: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. 1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Visited Orkney with Mothership. Went to The Ashes cricket at Lord’s. Bought eggs from a vending machine! <– obviously the pinnacle of 2015. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you Read More

15 Years of Pussycat*

29 May 2015

Dear Blog, On Wednesday you turned 15. Right on! It mostly started out of boredom as the About page says, but it was a lot about loneliness. Before the blog I thought if I were ever to share the thoughts and fears stewing away in my brain, a giant trap door would open up beneath Read More

2014 Review Thingo

31 Jan 2015

I’ve got no bloody idea where January went. I wish I could say it was glamorous book promotion or naked skydiving, but it was mostly stomping around in the snow trying to hit my 10,000 steps per day. A very belated happy new year to you all! Here’s my untimely annual review. Previous episodes: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. 1. What Read More

Dubai desert sunset

2013 Review Thingo

12 Jan 2014

Here we go again! Previous episodes: 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. 1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? Moved to Inverness? Grabbed my finances by the bollocks at long last? That’s all I can remember. Must keep a note of this stuff during the year. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and Read More

2012 Review Thingo

03 Jan 2013

Here we go again! Previous episodes: 2011, 2010 and 2009. 1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? Organised a pretty awesome retreat. Went to Barcelona and Madrid. Drank coffee! Now I’m an addict. Gimme gimme. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next this Read More

2011 Review Thingo

31 Dec 2011

It’s the third annual Review Thingo! See also: 2010 and 2009. 1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? Started a small business made jam, baked crumpets, grew beetroot and brewed rhubarb wine. went to Belgium spoke at a blogging conference rode a bike in Paris rode in a “bike race”! 2. Did Read More

2010 Review Thingo

31 Dec 2010

Here’s the second annual Review Thingo! See also 2009 answers. 1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? Visited Italy and Los Angeles Made a souffle Grew parsnips. Got counselling. A low key kind of year to be honest. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make Read More

10 Years of Pussycat

27 May 2010

Dear Blog, Today you turn one hundred and twenty months old! When you began I was just 23 years old, working as a web slave. Now I am 33 years old, working as a web slave. Where did it all go right? (Actually the current web slavery is just helps pay the bills; I do Read More

2009 and Feelin’ Fine

23 Dec 2009

No internet at home so sneakily spewing this out at work! I got this from my pal Trish. 1. What did you do in 2009  that you’d never done before? Competed in a kickboxing tournament (v. unsuccessfully) became a went on the telly UK citizen grew tomatoes and salad leaves bought a house. 2. Did Read More

2006: Television

07 Jan 2007

Top Five Names For Telly Programmes In 2006 5.  The Seven-Year Old Surgeon (Five) 4.  The Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses (UKTV Style) 3.  Bus Pass Boob Jobs (Channel 4) 2.  The Man Whose Arms Exploded (Five) 1.  Careless Whiskers: The Unseen George Michael (Five)

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