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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’ ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 24

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 24

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK a lot like Christmas! Last week we decided to start getting organised and get into the Christmas spirit and put the decorations up. 

Well, more like everyone else ...

Alan Grant
In defence of a much-maligned Christmas classic: why ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ is wonderful

In defence of a much-maligned Christmas classic: why ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ is wonderful

IN 1944, Frank Loesser wrote a call and response duet for he and his wife, Lynn Garland, to sing at the parties, as was expected of Hollywood celebrities. Since then the song, ‘Baby, It’s Cold ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Christmas Pud!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Christmas Pud!

Christmas pudding

LIKE MY Christmas cake in a few weeks back on ThinkScotland this is the favourite that I just go back to year on year, it's fail-safe and tastes delicious.

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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 23

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 23

ANOTHER WEEK and another new phase. The ‘I’ve decided I’m not eating anything’ phase. The thing I’ve learned with living with a toddler is, they do things or don’t do things – just because they ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes - making your own Advocaat

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes - making your own Advocaat

I HAVE BEEN making my own Advocaat at Christmas for as long as I can remember and the family always love it. It can be sipped neat or have lemonade added to make a Snowball. ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 22

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 22

I WAS CHATTING to a good friend the other day and she asked me if I ever had one of those days when you feel as though you’re failing at, well, everything? 

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Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Christmas Cake

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Christmas Cake

THIS IS the cake I have made for years and is fool proof as well as being the best tasting Christmas cake I make, despite me being swayed to try something different now and again. I have made ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 21

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 21

THERE’S NOT much worse than seeing one of your kids sick. The next worst thing is being sick yourself. The best thing to do would be to crawl into bed with a Lemsip and a ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 20

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 20

WHAT A CLASS WEEKEND. The first time James and I have spent an entire evening together without babies in two-and-a-half years! To say I was slightly nervous at the notion of being away from the ...