Wee Scoops

Measure for Measure


I am a wife-of-one, a mother-of-three and a lover of words.

Wee Scoops is how I measure out my life.

I love to write, and this blog is my excuse.

I love thinking about all kinds of things: truth and faith; wisdom and experience; social anthropology; philosophy, literature, food, people and places.

I spend my time between home and church, fitness training and work.

Thanks to all my readers – for their ‘likes’ and their comments. ย I feel privileged to have gained insights into all sorts of lives through WordPress.

32 thoughts on “About

  1. It sounds as if we like thinking about the same things. And writing.

    Like you, I also have a second blog – my first blog really – TheOtherI – where most days I write about something between the frivolous and the incredible.

    I shall be back. Nice to have discoverd Wee Scoops.

  2. If you are interested in writing a novel you should have a go at Nanowrimo in November: National Novel Writing Month. The aim is to freewrite 50,000 words in one month, without checking what you’ve done. The idea is not to write a finished book but to kickstart one. You should check it out.


    You have a nice blog here. I’m off to check your others ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I did one day of Nanowrimo once. Then the boiler burst in the attic and we had to move out in a hurry. Then, after that, life imitated art – and I had to stop writing incase people thought I had written it after the events rather than before.
      Thanks for the comment – and I may well have a go in November – although it’ll probably derail the post-a-day…

  3. When I was 15, I wrote a short story for an English assignment. The teacher told me I had a gift and wanted me to enter a short-story contest at the time. I said no, I wasn’t really a story teller. Not fiction anyway. I’ve never changed my mind. I love writing, but my brain was never put together to write a novel.

    The boiler burst in our attic once too. Happening in real life, it has the potential for derailing a lot of plans of all kinds, doesn’t it?

  4. Hey, Sans!
    I have awarded you with a special blog award, the 7×7 link award, which gives you the opportunity to draw to the fore seven of your best or most important posts. I hope you understand there is no obligation to complete all the requirements of it, unless you desire that badge in your sidebar. Howver, I do hope you spend a moment choosing a few old posts to help us find some of the best from the past. And if you really do want the badge and need the rules, go to:
    Have fun! K

  5. Hi, sanstorm. I could copy your About page and put it on mine, except I’m 13 years older than you. But for me, that’s a huge celebration! Thanks for joining my readers — we are an eclectic bunch, for certain. If you’d like, please find my Friends Page, and tell me and my readers a little about yourself and your blog, and please be sure to add the URL. And, welcome! I canโ€™t wait to hear what you have to say!

  6. Hello Sanstorm,

    It’s great to find your nice blog up here. Keep penning and keep inspiring! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would like to thank you for following my blog. I hope my blog doesn’t disappoint you and that your visits there have been and will always be a joyful ride.

    Thank you again and may you have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  7. Thanks for the “like” on today’s post. You have no idea what a boost that was, coming from you, nor how it calmed my soul-trembles. Thanks so much.

  8. Thanks for coming by my blog recently: very much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you started your 2013 novel yet? If not, start today . . . you never know what might happen.

  9. Hello there,

    I hope it is not too late to say Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I hope your ambition to complete a novel is accomplished this year and marks another significant achievement in your lifetime.

    I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint you and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you.

    Subhan Zein

  10. Hi! For well over a year I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, and so I’ve nominated it for the Very inspiring blogger award. See my recent post for details!

    • Hey thanks Anna! And about the gym thing – the utter pain phase will pass. And I have experienced a near miracle in the abs department – so never give up; never surrender!

  11. Hello! Thanks for stopping by MommyVerbs. I’m looking forward to getting to know you. Like you, I’m on a writing binge…blogging and working on a book. Sending you best wishes for great things ahead! Engage the day!

  12. Have you sorted the heinous typo yet? And also, seeing as you’re my fav Scots expert on the world wide web (your examples make me laugh – always a good thing), would you perhaps be willing to help me translate a couple of lines from English to Scots for one of my books?

  13. After weeks drowning in work – not much fun, really – I have finally found a gap in which to concentrate on my writing. Attached the little text I want to have in Scots – or at least Scots flavoured. Are you still willing to help me?

    “It is so easy to end someoneโ€™s life. A blow to the head, several blows to the head, and then they lie dead in the mud. You thought you werenโ€™t seen, but you were, darting out from beyond St. Giles to hurry home to wife and your deaf lass. Ultimately, no one evades the long arm of the law, Master Melville, no one…”

    • In a formal legal setting they’d speak English though. Hmm… I’ll have a wee go for fun, but for what he’s saying he sounds about right.

    • I’ll go for “gently scots flavoured”…

    • I’ve had a go. I plan to have another go later – but in case I forget – here’s draft 1 – which is informal. I’ll water it down later.( Ahm gaunae watter it doon eftir.)

      It isnae sae easy tae end abodyโ€™s life. A cloot tae the heid, ower mony cloots tae the heid, an then they lie deid in the glaur. Ye thoucht ye wurnae seen, but ye wir โ€“ harinโ€™ oot frae ahint St Giles tae git hame tae yer wife an yer deef lassie. At the feenish up, naebdy evades the lang arm o the law. Naebody, Master Melville, naebodyโ€ฆ

    • i struggled with “evade”. It’s a bit formal. To avoid someone you “gie them a body swerve” but sticking a body swerve in didn’t seem quite right!

  14. Hi!
    Just wanted yo to know that I’ve nominated you for A Lovely Blog Award (see my post) I love your thoughtful posts, and I am so glad to see you posting so frequently again!

  15. Its a joy to know you through Laurie Nicoles..hope to connect through wordpress Jackie Paulson

  16. Do you live in scotland?

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