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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 9

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 9

IT HAS GONE from one extreme to the other. The emotional trauma of watching Jamie start nursery school has well and truly passed. This week, I have now moved on to the next phase of ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 8

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 8

STRESS – definition:                                                                                                                         A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

MUMMY STRESS – definition:                                                                                                      The confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 7

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 7

ANOTHER CHALLENGING WEEK over with! Hard work, persistence and always listen to your Mum is the secret to parenthood and life in general actually.

Jamie has always been a bit of a ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 6

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 6

WE HAVE SURVIVED the first week of pre-school. Well, when I say ‘we’, I really mean me! Jamie didn’t even look back and fell into his new routine without so much as a whinge. Me? ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager - Week 5

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager - Week 5

WELL WE'VE HIT two huge milestones this week – and survived! On the very same day that Jamie started pre-school, Lily started walking. A day that won’t be forgotten for a while. It’s been emotional ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 4

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 4

IT’S A SPECIAL WEEK. The last three years and nine months of my life have certainly been an emotional rollercoaster, full of up’s and down’s, trial and errors, laughs and tears and I’m pretty sure ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 3

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 3

THIS WEEK has been poop! No, I don’t mean we’ve had a tough week. Well, actually I do, but I mean this week has literally been about poop! This next phase I had never heard ...

Alan Grant
ThinkMovies: Review – The current war

ThinkMovies: Review – The current war

AS THE ONLY real superpower left on the planet, the United States of America is a legitimate target for criticism. Given the level of influence that all things American have on life in the rest ...

Stuart Crawford
Islay’s secret wartime visitors

Islay’s secret wartime visitors

THE ISLAND OF ISLAY, as many people will know, is the furthest south of the islands off the west coast of Scotland, known collectively as the Hebrides.  It is part of the sub-grouping known as the ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 2

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 2

AREN’T SATURDAY NIGHTS the best? A movie, a few glasses of wine, a few munchies, a trip to A&E?!

It gets to 7.30pm on Saturday night. It’s nearly time for that bottle ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Review – Robert The Bruce

Think Movies: Review – Robert The Bruce

FOLKS, I’d like to begin this week’s review with a confession.

Even though I have a weekly movie column in which it is my responsibility to help readers decide whether or not ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 1

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 1

IT’S BEEN A WEEK of ups and downs. The biggest ‘up’ – a happy 3rd birthday to our wee Prince Jamie! He had a lovely but very quiet day, playing with his new toys and ...