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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. ...

Emma Hargan
Snow Days, Teething and the Fortune Teller

Snow Days, Teething and the Fortune Teller

The Mummy Diaries – Week 29

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD. Well I was hoping it’s exciting times! This week, I had been invited by one of my friends to see a fortune teller ...

Emma Hargan
Stormy days, bumps and bruises!

Stormy days, bumps and bruises!

The Mummy Diaries – Week 28

IT’S BEEN ONE STORM after another this last week. No, not in the house for once! Well maybe just a couple of small hurricanes. We just ...

Emma Hargan
Climbing the walls, and temper tantrums – and that’s just Mummy!

Climbing the walls, and temper tantrums – and that’s just Mummy!

The Mummy Diaries – Week 27

YIP, this week has been all about me! Well, when I say all about me, what I really mean is it’s been all the about the ...

Linda Holt
Leaving the rabbit hole – Boris’s Scexit game-changer

Leaving the rabbit hole – Boris’s Scexit game-changer

FOR NATIONALISTS, independence is the ultimate carrot; the shining answer to anything less than ideal in present-day Scotland; the be-all and end-all of politics. Such quasi-religious beliefs exercise a terrific lure, as nationalists demonstrate on ...

Dr Sutherland MacNeill
When the love of power eclipses even the love of children, innocents will be lost

When the love of power eclipses even the love of children, innocents will be lost

THE SERIOUSLY NASTY PATERNALISTS are in terminal moral decay.  With a child's name and innocence held to ransom by the most wicked of political cults the question remains simply this,

How low ...

Emma Hargan
“No Mummy no!”, play dates and bye bye dummy!

“No Mummy no!”, play dates and bye bye dummy!

The Mummy Diaries week 26

A BUSY WEEK of play dates, soft play, play school and the usual running about. We’ve managed to hit another milestone this week as Jamie has said ...

Emma Hargan
Birthday parties, dry January – and what dentist visit?

Birthday parties, dry January – and what dentist visit?

WE HAVE NEARLY MANAGED to crawl our way through the endless January days. Everybody is skint, everybody is trying to eat healthy (mostly because we’re skint and can’t afford takeaway’s), everybody is trying to exercise ...

Emma Hargan
Mummy luxuries, toilet training and… child genius?

Mummy luxuries, toilet training and… child genius?

The Mummy Diaries – Week 24

I REALISED pretty quickly that as a parent, your time is very precious. I mean, everyone says the time passes so quickly. And it does. The ...

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 ...