Bletherin' Blog

Midlothian Business Champions - Finalists!

We're SO chuffed tae huv been selected as wan o' the finalists in the Town and County Business Champions competition! We've wurked so hard o'er lockdoon tae keep a'thin' oan the rails an' we've been passionate supporters o' Midlothian,…

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Dear Old Aunty May's Giving Some Sage Words Of Advice ...

We have missed her! Thankfully, the old Morningside gal's back in the saddle!

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Book of the Month - Q & A

There's a braw write-up aboot Bea and Brodie's Mindful Journey oan the Scottish Book Trust's website, wi' a Q & A wi' wur Susan. Crackin'! Click here: Book Of The Month, March 2021

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In Memory o' Susan's Much Loved Dad, Tony Cohen, past Scottish Amateur Heavyweight Champion

Susan

Susan's Dad (in the photo) passed away in 2020 an' wus a two-time Scottish amateur heavyweight champion oan the Heighlan Games circuit as well as a shinty player who played fur Scotland. He wus an' amazin' amateur sportsman. It's Susan's passion tae share, in memory o' her…

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Book of the Month! March, 2021

We're so chuffed that Bea and Brodie's Mindful Journey has been chosen as The Scottish Book Trust's Book of the Month in March, 2021. As part o' the Book Trust's promotional campaign, our Susan did this Q & A session: Q: Why do you think mindfulness is so important for children (especially in the current context)? A: Now, more than ever, it is vitally important for children to learn that each and…

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The British Book Awards - Woo hoooooo!

We were sooooo chuffed today tae find oot tha' we've been named as wan o' Scotland's finalists for the award o' Small Press of the Year, 2021. It's made us so happy! Thank ye, ivrybody fur the support ye gie us!

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Inverness Courier

Och, it's so nice when ye get a wee write-up in the newspaper o' yer hame toon. Big thanks tae journalist, Louise Glen fur takin' the time oot fur a chat an' fur makin' such a grand job o' the article. Inverness Courier

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Introducin' Wur Youtube Channel!

We've got sum crackin' stuff oan youtube. Tak' a wee look. Bea an' Brodie jist come alive when they're read by…

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Scots Humour - A Match In Thon Place Cried Heaven

Susan

On 21st January, 2021 wur ain Susan delivered a wee talk as part o' the National Library o' Scotland's Events Programme oan Scots Humour.…

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Trade Fairs? Live Events? How We Miss Ye!

Dae ye iver huv wan o' thae days when ye miss gaun aboot, meetin fowk, huvin a laff, huvin a chat, mebbes even huvin a wee cup…

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Bea and Brodie's Mindful Journey

Susan

Wan o' the maist remarkable things aboot this book - apart frae the fact tha' the furst print run hus a' but sold oot in a matter o' weeks an' tha' it's e'en got intae the haunds o' Formula 1's David Coutlhard - is tha' it a' came aboot by a writer meetin'…

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Robert Burns - Wur Hero!

Susan

This book is so close tae wur hearts! Robert Burns is wur HERO! The eye-waterin' passion o' the man cries oot tae ye frae ivry line he left behind fur us. Jings! Wharra talent! This Wee Book is intended nae as a piece o' scholarly wurk…

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Shortlisted? Us? Family Business o' the Year, 2021? Hurray!

Susan

An email arrived today tellin' us tha' we've been nominated fur Family Business o' the Year! Jings! Noo, is tha' guid news, or wha'? It cheered us up oan…

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Poems Frae Wur Hearts

Susan

We're so excited aboot this book o' poems! Oot in time fur Valentine's Day 2021, it's no' jist fur couples an' fowk who are in l-u-r-v-e, it's fur a'body who fancies a wee bit o' heart-warmin' readin' an' a guid laff o'er a nice wee cup o' tea! Wharra Joke! He laughed in Burger King Til chips came doon his nose She…

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Coorie In? A Wee Book fur wur times!

Andrew

Since we're stuck a' hame mair an' mair, we thocht it wus aboot time tae come up wi' a Wee Book which made us see the lichter side o' bidin' indoors. This Wee Book is provin popular as it's gone intae its 2nd print run a'ready!

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The Book Whisperers Celebrate St Andrew's Day!

We rustled up a wee poem an' efter much hilarity, we got through it!

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Nomination Fur An Award? Me? Wee Me? Crackin'!

Susan

This year's been a tough wan, nae doubt aboot it but we've tried tae crack oan wi' things as best we can. When sumthin' lik' this happens - bein' nominated fur a Business Award - it…

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Federation of Small Businesses - Finalist - Scotland - Start-Up Business of the Year

Susan

Wharra great surprise to huv this certificate drap through the letterbox! So chuffed!

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We Won! Scots Business o' the Year, Scots Language Awards 2020

Jings! We only went an' won an award - an' frae wur ain sittin' room tae! The Scots Language Awards held an oanline awards ceremony this…

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Wurds, Wurds, Wurds!

Hoof it o'er tae wur facebook page an' tak' a swatch a' wur Wurds o' the Day. Wur Wee Book Fowk luv wur daily wurds so much tha' we thocht it wus aboot time tha' we came up wi' a new book which hus a' wur favr'ties an' hus sum topical wee phrases which shine light oan them. Crackin'!

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Lockdoon? Social Distancin'? Och, we'll jist huv tae go wi' it ...

Aye, okay so it's no' tha' funny, is it? But if we dinnae try tae keep smilin', we're gaun tae lose the plot! Keep singin'!

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Black Lives Matter

WE STAND AGAINST RACISM.

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Life Lessons in Lockdoon

We've been very aware o' fowk's trauma an' distress durin' thae lockdoon times an' we've tried wur level best tae put good positive stuff oan tae wur facebook page which hopefully raise a few smiles noo an' then. Tae a'body oot there we send wur heartfelt luv. Keep diggin' in, try tae keep yer spirits up. It's no' forever, it's jist fur…

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Introducin' Wur Book Whisperer Pals

Susan

Aye, the Book Whisperers' trio o' authors are VERY professional. We huv VERY high level discussions behind the scenes. …

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Stir Crazy! Self Isolation Tales

Susan

The Book Whisperers' facebook page hus so far attracted 800 fowk. Tha's amazin', eh? Wha's e'en mair amazin' is tha' thae beautiful fowk huv started tae post pieces o' their own truly stunnin' writin'. Seein' as we're livin' in extraordinary times, we've a' decided tae compile a book called 'Stir Crazy' which'll be a compilation o' the Whisperer's work. It'll record wur hopes, wur fears, wur sorrows an' wur…

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Stay strong - coronavirus self isolation - The Book Whisperers

Susan

During thae troubled times, we so-o-o want tae help fowk oot there who are feelin' alone an' anxious so we huv teamed up wi' twa o' wur…

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The Outlander's 'Sassenach'

Susan

Wan o' the beauties o' the series 'Outlander' is the way language is used. The Gaelic is bandied aboot hither an' thither bringin' it richt intae wur hearts an' giein' it a' a sense o' ither-wurldliness. Mind, it's the wurd 'sassenach' which is wan o' the wurds which hus gripped…

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Dreich, Drookit, Mingin', Buggert ...

Susan

Thing aboot wur Scots language is tha' it does wha' it says oan the tin. The wurds express so much tha' it maks the imagination flee! Tha's why we choose tae write in broad Scots. It's lik' writin'…

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A Panto Record-Breaker!

Workin' wi' Allan Stewart, wan o' Scotland's best-loved entertainers, hus been a joy, a sheer joy! Huvin' been a' the top o' his game fur so long, playin' pantomime dame at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, mair than ony ither actor, Allan knows wha' he's aboot. He writes lik' a demon an' maks ye laff 'til ye're…

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Ta diddlee dah! Introducin' The Wee Book Club

We've heard so many o' wur crackin' customers say o' wur Wee Books ... 'jings! ma cousin in Canada wuid love them!' ... 'crivvens! ma aunty in New Zealand wuid love them!' ... 'help ma boab!…

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Gettin' Shte Done - we a' huv tae dae it, micht as well mak' the maist o' it!

Ye know tha' thing when ye've been workin' hard an' puttin' a' yer blood, sweat an' tears intae sumthin'? Then, lo an' behold it turns oot…

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Scotland's Trade Fair Autumn

We feel so lucky cos we're jist back frae Scotland's Autumn Trade Fair, huvin' had a hooley! We met so many crackin' fowk an' we displayed a couple o' new posters we'd rustled up a' the last minute. We want tae say a heartfelt thanks tae wur brilliant customers, auld an'…

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Clarty

Thaur's nothin' lik' the excitement o' takin' delivery o' a new book frae Bell & Bain, wur printers. Sure enuf, we're jumpin' fur joy a' the arrival o'…

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A'hings Tae Dae Wi' The Kitchen

Susan

Sumtimes, cookin' doesnae go accordin' tae plan in the kitchen. We know tha' only too well wursel's! We're wurkin' awa' oan sum new kitchen journals tha' are goin' tae be a richt hoot: 'Bite Ma Scone' (fur bakin')…

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Big Tam's Kilted Wurkoots is Oooot Noooo!

Big Tam's Kilted Wurkoots is no' Tam Rannachan's furst book, but it is the best-est! Tam's been a personal trainer fur as lang as he can remember ... which is gie lang ... an' doesnae put up wi' ony o' this 'och, it's too dreich outside tae go…

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Greetin' Cards

We're lucky enuf tae huv retail clients who are keen tae give us feedback oan wur business an' wan o' the things we've been asked time an' again is, 'wha' else dae ye sell as well as yer books'? Hmmmm. Weel, the 'wha' else' hus turned oot tae be a range o'…

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Big Tam's Kilted Wurkoots featured on BBC Radio Scotland

Big Tam hoofed it o'er tae the BBC studios the day tae talk tae Kaye Adams aboot how his new book addresses mental an' physical health in an offbeat Scottish wiy. He an' Kaye ended up daein' sum thistle squats the gither…

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Latest Arrival - Wee Book O' Pure Stoatin' Joy

JOY HUS ARRIVED! HURRAY! Thaur's nae big secret tae feelin' foo o' the joys, it's a feelin' we can a' generate by wursel's. So, dinnae fash! …

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The Wee Book Company Signs New Author

We've signed up Gavin Keddie, as wur latest author. We're so chuffed! Gav's so talented an' hus created a series o' books aboot the Dimensional Duo - Gavin an' Wonderful - who romp through various adventures situated in wildly creative settings, frae the dinosaur era tae outer space. His books are aimed a' young adults but are bound tae appeal tae a'.

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Award Winners? Who us? Ya dancer!

Susan

Edinburgh Reporter Weel, we exhibited a' wur furst trade fair, an' we won an award. An award! Did we mention tha' we won an award? Weel, we won an award! Wur furst wee book won an award an' we got all emotional. We were greetin', we were laffin',…

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The Wee Book O' Grannies' Sayin's

Susan

When we wur gettin' the gather material fur wur furst Wee Book, The Wee Book o' Grannies' Sayin's, we…

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