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Emma Hargan
Bye bye naps, scary movies and say ‘Cheese!’

Bye bye naps, scary movies and say ‘Cheese!’

The Mummy Diaries

WEEK THREE in the big brother house, err I mean self-isolation. Our new routines are starting to become the new normality and although it’s tough not being able to ...

Stuart Crawford
Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 1

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 1

AS FAR BACK as I can remember, I always wanted to be a soldier.* I can’t really explain why, it’s just the way it was. My Dad had been subaltern in the Highland Light Infantry ...

Emma Hargan
Full lockdown: how not to kill your kids & banish the baking!

Full lockdown: how not to kill your kids & banish the baking!

The Mummy Diaries

IT’S ONLY week two of proper isolation and I’ve already drank my lockdown reserves of red wine and eaten the kids emergency stash of chocolate. Although I did manage ...

Alan Grant
ThinkMovies: The five movies to watch during lockdown

ThinkMovies: The five movies to watch during lockdown

THIS EDITION of Think Movies is, by necessity, a slightly different one. The cinemas are closed temporarily and I’m staying in so there are no new releases about which I’m able to offer you an ...

Emma Hargan
Social distancing, The naughty step – and a couple of life saver recipes!

Social distancing, The naughty step – and a couple of life saver recipes!

The Mummy Diaries

WHAT A WEEK. It has been a case of just taking it a day at a time and trying to stick to some kind of routine both for the ...

Jonathan Stanley
Help NHS staff deal with Coronavirus

Help NHS staff deal with Coronavirus

ALTHOUGH A LONGSTANDING writer for ThinkScotland I am trained as a medic and can swear COVID-19 is a huge emergency. If you wish to help and have no NHS qualifications please click the link below:

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Emma Hargan
Baking buns, building dens & dancing – Coronavirus? What Coronavirus!

Baking buns, building dens & dancing – Coronavirus? What Coronavirus!

The Mummy Diaries

LAST WEEK my lovely Mum wrote the Mummy Diaries article as she and my Dad were watching the kids for a few days while James and I escaped ...

Stuart Crawford
The Joy of…  community radio!

The Joy of… community radio!

I HAVE DISCOVERED community radio. Not community radio as a whole, but my local station East Coast FM (ECFM)*, based near where I live in Haddington. I have known about its existence for ages, but ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: The Hunt

Think Movies: The Hunt

ORIGINALLY MARKETED as a quasi-horror flick, a la its Blumhouse Productions stablemate The PurgeThe Hunt  is a strange little cinematic oddity. Later it was promoted, more accurately, as a violent dark comedy with political ambitions. Caught up ...

Jackie Anderson
The Walking Monster, Omlettes and Ice cream

The Walking Monster, Omlettes and Ice cream

EMMA AND JAMES are on a wee break, so for the last five days granny and gramps have been substitute mummy and daddy. I’m sitting here typing with every bone in my body aching and ...

Emma Hargan
Baby Shark, naughty words and Cuddles the Bear

Baby Shark, naughty words and Cuddles the Bear

IT’S BEEN AN INTERESTING WEEK of ups and downs. The ups? We made it through another week of battling storms to get to nursery. Jamie had a brilliant week of planting sunflowers, singing new songs ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Birds of Prey: and the fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn

Think Movies: Birds of Prey: and the fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn

AS IT HAS BEEN a while since I brought you an instalment of ThinkMovies, I’m sure you’ll understand that I’ve seen quite a few films since we last took a trip to the multiplex together. ...