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Eben Wilson
Is now the time to change the BBC's culture through a new business model?

Is now the time to change the BBC's culture through a new business model?

IN A FREE SOCIETY with plural news media there is probably little point criticising the content of its output.  But Britain’s broadcasting plurality is moot; the BBC dominates, and these are strange times when the government ...

Emma Hargan
Back to reality – meltdowns or swimming and pancakes?

Back to reality – meltdowns or swimming and pancakes?

The Mummy Diaries: week 23

AWW, and it was just like Christmas Eve all over again in the Hargan house last Sunday night. Kids bathed, into pyjamas and into bed. Clothes and ...

Emma Hargan
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells I think I’m going grey!

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells I think I’m going grey!

The Mummy Diaries – One toddler, one threenager

Weeks 21 & 22

A VERY HAPPY 2020 to you all! I can’t believe that it’s all over already. All the ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Frozen 2

Think Movies: Frozen 2

OF ALL THE DISNEY Princess characters there are to choose from, Elsa, the ice-slinging heroine of Frozen and now Frozen 2, is perhaps the most likeable of them all. She’s kind, but not stupid or gullible, smart, but ...

Emma Hargan
Hand, Foot and Mouth – with Impetigo added

Hand, Foot and Mouth – with Impetigo added

The Mummy Diaries: One toddler, one threenager – Week 20

WHAT A WEEK! I’d like to be able to tell you that all the stuff we were looking forward to last week, ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: The Irishman

Think Movies: The Irishman

I WOULD LIKE to submit a proposal to whatever regular readers that I might be lucky enough to have accrued; it concerns greatness and how it can be identified. I put it to you that ...

Ewen Stewart
Wealth for the many not the few??

Wealth for the many not the few??

JUST RELEASED this week, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) report examining wealth in the UK is extraordinary and shows an unprecedented cascade of wealth for the vast majority of the population. It really is the ...

Emma Hargan
Decorations, presents, Santa and my inner Grinch!

Decorations, presents, Santa and my inner Grinch!

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 19

I LOVE CHRISTMAS! It’s a time for family, friends, presents, good food, good drink, Santa Claus, reindeer, the kid’s faces and all ...

Emma Hargan
Mummy’s juice, cuteness overload and lollypops

Mummy’s juice, cuteness overload and lollypops

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 18

IT’S BEGINNING to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s only three weeks.

It’s only 20 days.

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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Weeks 16 & 17

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Weeks 16 & 17

WE’RE BACK! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, hence me missing writing last week’s blog. We’ve had course assignments, weddings, meltdowns, tantrums, swearing and back chat – and that’s just me! It’s been a ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Doctor Sleep

Think Movies: Doctor Sleep

FOLLOWING ON FROM LAST WEEK, which used Zombieland: Double Tap as a discussion of the topic, we return to the subject of sequels this week with Doctor Sleep. I cannot imagine the level of confidence ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One Baby, one threenager – Week 15

The Mummy Diaries: One Baby, one threenager – Week 15

YOU KNOW THAT OLD SAYING, be careful what you wish for? The last 12 months I have been desperate for Jamie to start chatting. Now he is and I’m starting to wish we could rewind ...