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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 37

The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 37

“I LOVE a good heatwave!” said NO pregnant women - EVER!

Under ‘normal’ circumstances, this fantastic spell of warm weather would be welcomed with open arms. I’d be taking Jamie walks and ...

Jonathan Stanley
Raise a pint of your own to beat minimum unit pricing

Raise a pint of your own to beat minimum unit pricing

MINIMUM UNIT PRICING has threatened to increase the price of cheap wholesome booze for many years now. I can't think of a better response than to defiantly brew our own beer, especially given Edinburgh's fine ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 36

The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 36

IT’S BEEN a week of ranting and raving. Definitely more ups than downs but with my pregnancy nearing the end, it’s getting tougher mentally and physically, then add a toddler into the mix and what ...

Eben Wilson
Scottish Government advisers can be both wrong and create mischief

Scottish Government advisers can be both wrong and create mischief

SCOTLAND has awaited with bated breath for the delayed publication of the report of the SNP’s Growth Commission – a body tasked with finding some way of improving our wee nation’s lacklustre economic performance. One ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 35

The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 35

THESE LAST few weeks of pregnancy are definitely the longest siege in the whole nine month process! I remember with Jamie, once my maternity leave started, I was able to have long lies, washing and ...

Brian Monteith
Go home Kilroy, you’re not wanted in Edinburgh

Go home Kilroy, you’re not wanted in Edinburgh

Graffiti. As long as I can remember it has always been with us. 'Kilroy was here' was fun at first, but it soon tired. As a youth raised in Edinburgh it was Young Leith Team, Lochend ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 34

The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 34

ANOTHER WEEK, another hospital visit, another screaming match, lots of cuddles, lots of tears, lots of washing and loads of sensible conversation!

Our bank holiday Monday was a great start to the ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 33

The Mummy Diaries: pregnancy week 33

HELLO, my name is Emma. I have been married for nearly three years and we have a wee boy of 22 months called Jamie. So for my first blog, I’m going to tell you my ...

Jackie Anderson
Restaurant review: The Kitchin, Leith – Sheer heaven

Restaurant review: The Kitchin, Leith – Sheer heaven

A VISIT to the Kitchin in Edinburgh is always a much-anticipated treat as my hubby and I have had some outstanding meals there over the years. 

My husband’s first visit was November ...

Effie Deans
Why the black shirt fits both left and right

Why the black shirt fits both left and right

UNTIL RELATIVELY RECENTLY I thought that anti-Semitism was more or less dead in Britain. Popular fiction from before 1939 regularly contains the sort of casual unpleasant remarks about Jewish people that are rarely heard in ...

Brian Monteith
Right of reply? Unite show how not to do it

Right of reply? Unite show how not to do it

Unite cannot ignore Sikorsky fatalities by pointing only to the Super Puma

Stuart Crawford
Talking ‘bout my generation

Talking ‘bout my generation

“The things they do look awful cold

I hope I die before I get old”

I’D LIKE TO BE ABLE to claim that the catalyst for this article was ...