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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 ...

Emma Hargan
Back to reality – meltdowns or swimming and pancakes?

Back to reality – meltdowns or swimming and pancakes?

The Mummy Diaries: week 23

AWW, and it was just like Christmas Eve all over again in the Hargan house last Sunday night. Kids bathed, into pyjamas and into bed. Clothes and ...

Emma Hargan
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells I think I’m going grey!

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells I think I’m going grey!

The Mummy Diaries – One toddler, one threenager

Weeks 21 & 22

A VERY HAPPY 2020 to you all! I can’t believe that it’s all over already. All the ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Frozen 2

Think Movies: Frozen 2

OF ALL THE DISNEY Princess characters there are to choose from, Elsa, the ice-slinging heroine of Frozen and now Frozen 2, is perhaps the most likeable of them all. She’s kind, but not stupid or gullible, smart, but ...

Emma Hargan
Hand, Foot and Mouth – with Impetigo added

Hand, Foot and Mouth – with Impetigo added

The Mummy Diaries: One toddler, one threenager – Week 20

WHAT A WEEK! I’d like to be able to tell you that all the stuff we were looking forward to last week, ...