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Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Christmas Crafts and murder’s afoot!

The Mummy Diaries – Christmas Crafts and murder’s afoot!

I’M PROBABLY going to get on your parenting nerves straight away here. It’s actually been a good week. A nice week. Yes, we’ve had a few minor spats but in general, everyone has got on ...

Lap Gong Leong
 Hong Kong’s future relies on democracy being relevant and trusted

Hong Kong’s future relies on democracy being relevant and trusted

SOME DAYS AGO, the Government of Hong Kong and the Government of Singapore confirmed creating an air travel bubble between the cities that they govern. This air travel bubble effectively means tourists and expatriates can ...

Alan Grant
 Taking out the trash: some thoughts on International Men’s Day

Taking out the trash: some thoughts on International Men’s Day

FOR SOME TIME, the concept of an International Men’s Day, which, at time of writing, it still is, was a bit of a joke used only to shut down the cretins who would respond to ...

Jackie Anderson
 Now is the time to make your own Christmas pudding

Now is the time to make your own Christmas pudding

LIKE MY Christmas cake 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.

Ingredients

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Tom Gallagher
 The candour and courage of a pillar of Irish journalism

The candour and courage of a pillar of Irish journalism

Burning Heresies: A Memoir of a Life in Conflict, 1979-2020,  Dublin: Merrion Press, 2020, 320 pp, ISBN 9781785372612, £18.99

By Tom Gallagher

KEVIN MYERS has written a riveting account of ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Letters to Santa, Peppa is banned & bribery will get you everywhere!

The Mummy Diaries – Letters to Santa, Peppa is banned & bribery will get you everywhere!

IT’S THAT FUNNY time of year when Halloween is over and finished – woo hoo! So when is it acceptable to put the Christmas decorations up? If it was up to me, I would start ...

Dr David Ashton
 Should our universities choose impartiality or appeasement?

Should our universities choose impartiality or appeasement?

IN HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Errata: An examined life, the literary critic, essayist and philosopher George Steiner, described his first encounter with Martin Heidegger’s monumental, Sein und Zeit Steiner related how he was unable to grasp even the most ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Bye, bye naps, techie disasters and hallo Peppa Pig

The Mummy Diaries – Bye, bye naps, techie disasters and hallo Peppa Pig

I LOVE this time of year. The trick or treating round the houses, the run up to Christmas, the shopping, the extra hour in bed…

…but back to the year 2020 and ...

Jackie Anderson
Baking your own foolproof and delicious Christmas Cake

Baking your own foolproof and delicious 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 – A toddler’s logic and Daddy’s a Pirate!

The Mummy Diaries – A toddler’s logic and Daddy’s a Pirate!

JUST ANOTHER WEEK in the life of a parent. Wake up calls at 6am, mountains of washing, making food, the Peppa Pig soundtrack in your head all day long, making food, cleaning, playing, singing, making ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 20 From Wilderness to Gravy Train

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 20 From Wilderness to Gravy Train

BY LATE 1990 4th Tonks had become an Op Granby (Gulf War I) support regiment, with our tanks stripped for spares to support the troops in Kuwait and increasing numbers of personnel being told off ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Life in Lockdown, so, Who You Gonna Call?

The Mummy Diaries – Life in Lockdown, so, Who You Gonna Call?

WELL, I FOR ONE am delighted with the new lockdown measures that have been put in place. I mean, so straightforward, all makes total sense, gives us all a sense of purpose when we can ...