The new Mrs Gallacher

Just before you think I’ve completely lost my mind, I’m not actually blogging an hour into my marriage ceremony on my wedding day, I’ve just scheduled this post to appear then. It just seemed appropriate, as my new layout is now live (complete with my new name, eek! Talk about being ready!)

The past few years have been a whirlwind of the most amazing times ever mixed with… a little bit of banana and coriander sandwiches, so to speak, and while I don’t want to bore you with endless stories about my personal highs and lows, I will say this: I’ve learned an awful lot. Most of all, I’ve learned that nothing is more valuable and incredible, and not to be taken for granted ever than having that one supportive superfan (my new husband, right about now!) by your side through thick and thin.

Not many people know this, but I had a really terrible time about two years ago. I had just begun settling into my new surroundings in Scotland, and everything seemed far too good to be true – so I hit a wall. I’d struggled with various irrational anxieties for about 15 years by this point, but nothing has (and hopefully will) ever compare to the months I spent fighting with all of my might in 2015.

Anyway, the reason I mention this ever so briefly is because my other half supported me through all of this with an unbelievable, never faltering strength and trust in me and my character, even when I had none of that left.

Thanks to his love and support I am now so happy and grateful for every new day. I run a successful little business (formerly content.scot, now jsgallacher.co.uk), and have built up a fairly impressive portfolio of clients by this point – even if I do say so myself! I’m also in the process of writing two new books for publication in the coming year or so, and I designed and organised a kick ass wedding. His support truly means the world; more than I could ever put into words, actually.

We’ve been on some truly amazing adventures in the past four years together: From the Canary Islands to Canada, Germany, and Austria to (very soon) America and Asia – every new thing we embark on is magical! I am so excited that I get to share the rest of my life with my wonderful man and fellow adventurer.

So in other words, here is to LOVE! In the coming months you’ll see a bit more of me again, as I continue to build my business and work on my books. Feel free to send me feedback and suggestions here! Until then, I’ll be basking in newly-wedded bliss with my wonderful husband.

Lots of writery love,

Julia Gallacher

Web designering

So I’ve been a busy girl lately! First, I’ve been speaking to lots of people about The Tree of Nine Worlds, and have been absolutely blown away by some of the lovely reviews people have left for Erika’s magical story.

Absolutely AMAZING book!!! Couldn’t put it down! Can’t wait until the next book! Really felt like I went on a strong visual journey with the characters. Would recommend this book to anybody who likes the fantasy genre with a good dash of believable magic.

I’ve been working on the second book in the series (err, slight exaggeration, see below), as well as another project I’ve held close to my heart for the past few years (more on that as soon as I can manage!), and I’ve been creating websites. Here are two I’m particularly proud of:

websitebanner-1My wedding website! I’m getting married next year and have been spending 95% of my time (see what I meant before?) thinking about my wedding and all the things I want to do to make it perfect.

The really exciting part of this web-project was that it made me realise that I could easily offer really bespoke, beautiful websites for other brides and grooms. So if you’re getting married, and want something a little more special, do get in touch.

stmatthewsheader-3The St Matthew’s RC Church, Bishopbriggs website. I joined Fr Robert Hill’s RCIA group last year when I decided to become a Catholic, and haven’t looked back. The parish consists of such a wonderful, kind group of people, and it’s been an absolute pleasure helping them with their website and Facebook page.

So, if you’re looking create a beautiful website for your business or celebration, or even a personal blog, I can help you with that! Visit the business section of my website, Content.scot, and contact me to have a chat!

Photography

With less than nine months to go until my wedding (eek!!) and lots of writing contracts, I’ve decided to take on another new project. (Why wouldn’t I want to be even busier, right?)

It sort of happened by accident – I was asked to take photos for some of my clients, as part of writing and editing work I was commissioned to do. And well, it’s really fun! Take a look at the gallery I’ve now added to my website.

Here’s a sneak peek of a bridal photoshoot I did yesterday:

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MUA: TAG Makeup and Beauty, Hair: Steller Hair Care, Model: Victoria