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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’ ...

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. ...