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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 32

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 32

IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK? All I want to do is go to the bathroom in peace and quiet. Preferably without an audience. This week I have been questioning things. Why is it that ...

Alan Grant
Review: Star Trek: Discovery (S2 Ep1 & Season 1 Retrospective)

Review: Star Trek: Discovery (S2 Ep1 & Season 1 Retrospective)

A NEW EPISODE of Star Trek: Discovery was released recently and, as a Trekkie who didn’t have a culture column to write when the first season came out, I felt like it was a natural ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 31

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 31

IT NEVER gets any easier. Taking one of your babies to get their vaccinations. Now I know I have to be cruel to be kind and they don’t have a clue what is going on, ...

Alan Grant
Review: Sex Education on Netflix

Review: Sex Education on Netflix

A TV SHOW can succeed for any number of reasons but it never helps to have an interesting premise. Sex Education, Netflix’s attempt to keep the ball rolling on its stellar line of in-house productions, is ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 30

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 30

JUST WHEN you think things are going so smoothly and the kids have settled into a new routine with a few changes. Along comes the next delightful toddler phase. The ‘I’ve decided I’m never going ...

Charles Harris
Review: The V&A Dundee – very good but it should promise so much more

Review: The V&A Dundee – very good but it should promise so much more

TOGETHER WITH MY ASSISTANT I recently visited the V&A Dundee, with the intention of providing a review of the building and its contents. 

Inside, the building itself has an open interior, with ...

Alan Grant
Review: Bird Box on Netflix

Review: Bird Box on Netflix

Bird Box, the Netflix movie that became more popular than the big guy in the red suit over Christmas, is an apocalyptic story in which an unseen force causes anyone (in story, naturally) who sees ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 29

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 29

THE FIRST WEEK back to the old routine and I have to say James and I were kind of glad to see it. Another week of red wine, chocolate, peanuts and crisps and I would ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Weeks 27 & 28

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Weeks 27 & 28

WHAT A FANTASTIC fortnight it has been. The build-up, the excitement and all the hard work had definitely paid off. Lily’s first Christmas was one to remember. Before having the kids, I honestly thought Christmas ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 26

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 26

AH, CHRISTMAS TIME. A time for families, watching Christmas movies, partying with friends, eating, drinking and being merry. Eh? Now I’m beginning to understand why Mum’s get so stressed out at Christmas. Yes – all ...

Alan Grant
Review: Beauty and the Beast at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Review: Beauty and the Beast at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

IT’S UNFAIR for any performance to start out with something missing. It’s especially unfair if what’s missing is an integral part of the usual way of doing things. For this reason, this year’s King’s ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 25

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 25

WHAT ON EARTH was I thinking?! I’ve started Lily on solid food and in the same week began toilet training with Jamie. ‘Oh you’ll have no bother!’ they said. ‘Mine were all easy to train’ ...