March For Women

 "She's like a mother to me." "She was an inspiration". "I couldn't do it without her." ✨

These statements - perhaps about a friend, mentor, colleague, grandmother, foster mother, aunty, sister, mother figure, teacher - is a lovely reminder there are so many wonderful women we can celebrate in March around International Women's Day, Women's History Month, and, of course, on Mother's Day.

It's a beautiful time to think of, and, if possible, reach out to the women who inspire, support, and love us.

This wonderful woman may be from our past or present, our own birth or adoptive mother, a precious loved one, and/or someone who doesn't even realise the beautiful impact she's made on your life.

We hope you'll join us in celebrating all the brave and vulnerable, beautiful and imperfect, creative and hard-working, struggling and thriving, women of our world.

Today. This month. Always. 💕

THANK YOU to all women who help make life better - right here in our cafe and out in the world. With love from Sophie, Fiona, Sue, Louisa, Malin, Ann, Weronica, Kirsty, Jojo, Emily, Lizzy, Simone, Hollie, Lorna, Vicky, all of us at Pittenweem Chocolate Company. 💖

Ps. If there's someone you'd like to mention and celebrate, we'd love to hear in the comments!

International Women's Day - Paving The Way

Happy #InternationalWomensDay. May we find the clarity, confidence, and courage to pave the way towards a beautiful, peaceful world for all of our children. 💕🌊 🕊 

Dance Up In A Brewery

Take me to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk letting the world break your heart. And I will take you to the places where the earth beneath my feet and the stars overhead make my heart whole again and again. ✨ - The Invitation, Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Amongst the big shiny silver brewery kit, old records, bottles of wine and beer, in a tucked away corner of the Bowhouse Fife farm steading, DJ Andy Smith raised the roof with old 45s mixing disco, old skool hip hop, soul, and...even some classic rock. 😉 We were slaves to the rhythm but dancing was pure freedom.💃💕🕊 ps thank you to Bread and Butter Cafe and Futtle Organic too for organising the most amazing dance up in a brewery!

World Book Day - Two Recommendations

“It is always easier to deny reality than to allow our worldview to be shattered.” 

- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything

If you'd like to understand more about the backdrop to our ecological crisis - including the 'free' market mindset, global trade policy, and every crazy decision in between - I really recommend this book. It was written in 2014 and there's a present day follow up called 'On Fire', too. 

If you prefer one that weaves Scottish history, together with a modern story, and the stunning Scottish coastline around Slains Castle and Cruden Bay, then I'd say The Winter Sea by Susannah Kearsley may just be the perfect book for you. 

Happy World Book Day. 📚 💕 🌎

Wave Watching

You’d have loved the waves today. 🌊   Straight off the train, you’d drive us to my favourite first stop on those visits. Sitting in the car, we’d chatter as waves crashed up and down the coast, towards St Cyrus in the north and Scurdie Ness in the south. Today, back on Montrose Beach for the first time in a long while, I listened as the sea shared her stories, and thought of you. 💕 🌊

Happy Place. Happy Face.

On a chilly Scottish east coast day - not uncommon -  there's no better feeling that getting cosy in the studio to record a voice over script about a community shaping its own bright future. Happy place. Happy face!😊  I've been lucky to work from my home for a good few years now and lately a lot of people seem to be switching on to the benefits. It's great to see some corporate bosses giving their employees more flexibility. With increased productivity, a sense of fulfilment, and better health being just a few of the positive outcomes, long may it continue!  If you'd like to hear more of my work check out If you'd prefer a peek at life on the east coast of Scotland - because I can't live in the studio 24/7 - please check out my instagram page @vixbythesea for lots of seascapes and personal musings about celebrating simple pleasures and positive ideals in everyday life! 🌊

It's Good To Connect


NEW #voiceover for BT. 📲 Thinking back, it’s incredible how far technology has come since the days of stealing away a couple of minutes on the hallway landline to talk with friends in the next village. ☎️ Then came mobile and unlimited texts, ISDN, WiFi, FaceTime (FOR FREE 🤩 ) with pals on the other side of the world. 🌎 It’s a kind of magic. ✨ And one thing never changes; it’ll always be good to...connect. 💕

Discover the many ways BT is helping communities stay connected at

And hear more of my work at #VoiceOver #VoiceArtist #ScottishVoice #FVO 🎙