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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 4

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 4

THE HELP IS GONE! I am now responsible for washing, ironing, dinners, dishes, bottles, hoovering, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors and oh yeah - keeping two human beings alive as well. I used to ...

Eben Wilson
Our media needs training to avoid Brexit fake news

Our media needs training to avoid Brexit fake news

FOLLOWING the Chequers meeting and publication of the Brexit White Paper we have seen gymnastic somersaults across the body politic. The responses of the chatterati remind me of a group of children trying to find ...

Jonathan Stanley
Nationalist Eurotrash undoes the indyscot narrative – that isn't necessarily good

Nationalist Eurotrash undoes the indyscot narrative – that isn't necessarily good

IT IS PAINFUL to read some of the nonsense the nationalists tweet at times. I should really think of Ross Greer as an incomplete Owen Jones, not quite as bombastic yet just as capable of ...

Brian Monteith
The McNanny State: it’s time to challenge it

The McNanny State: it’s time to challenge it

SINCE the Scottish Parliamentcame into being in 1999 it has passed over 300 bills that have been given royal assent and are now the law of the land. Notably they include a bill to ban ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 3

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 3

THE REALITY of having two babies is now starting to sink in! Jamie is now starting to realise that baby Lily is here to stay. This means that whenever his Daddy or I lift or ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 2

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 2

HELP, help, help!! Thank God for Grandparents is all I’ll say. How on earth anyone manages a newborn baby and a toddler after a C-section is beyond me. 

The newborn is a ...

Stuart Crawford
Aargh! Why the joys of travelling have left me

Aargh! Why the joys of travelling have left me

I HAD TO go to Bristol the other day. Well, not had to go, wanted to go. My elder daughter works there and needs to buy a car for commuting in the next month or so.  She had ...

Emma Hargan
The  Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 1

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 1

SHE'S HERE at last! What a week it has been. A planned C-Section? There’s no such thing. So much for the relaxing and calm experience it was to be. All I can say is it ...

Murdo Fraser
Book Review – Flight of Evil: A North British Intrigue

Book Review – Flight of Evil: A North British Intrigue

THE SCOTTISH academic Professor Tom Gallagher has written an entertaining novel that nevertheless contains a serious message, warning of the dangers of political extremism. 

Set in the near future Flight of Evil describes a ...

Ivor Tiefenbrun
Brexit betrayal – a week we shall never forget

Brexit betrayal – a week we shall never forget

A personal view from Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 38

The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 38

WELL IT'S nearly D Day! I’ve spent the week trying to keep myself relaxed and chilled as much as possible for the fear of going into labour early. Jamie’s Granny and Gramps don’t arrive until ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 37

The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 37

“I LOVE a good heatwave!” said NO pregnant women - EVER!

Under ‘normal’ circumstances, this fantastic spell of warm weather would be welcomed with open arms. I’d be taking Jamie walks and ...