Scotland-based writer and former bookshop owner. Often found on windy beaches with my dog, people-watching in cafes or wave-watching from my office windows
On the 20.5.20, my mother-in-law was in hospital with a broken hip. On her 89th birthday, the nurses swaddled my husband in PPE and smuggled him in for 5 minutes. The only visit she had in over three weeks. There are no words for my disgust for this government. @BBCJohnBeattie
Things I’m still getting used to about life on the seafront number 213: seeing someone go overboard from a rib and panicking until I get my bins and see that it’s the RNLI practising a drill. Phew.