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LAND AHOY

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Well, after a good few weeks of ‘adjusting’ to having two sproglets (a process best described as an emotional car crash with cute moments scattered throughout), this weekend we DID SOMETHING. We got away. And it felt GREAT. We piled everyone in the back of the car, shoved in just about everything except the kitchen Read the Rest »

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Sunshine, Picnics and the JOYS of Wobbly White Bits

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The sunshine is here and the world feels like we are living in colour once more. I keep finding myself strolling around the west end of Glasgow (pushing a ginormous/weighty double buggy and sweating heavily) feeling like I’m on holiday in some kind of baking hot, super chic, european city. Sometimes, if I’m on a Read the Rest »

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Unfortunate Spillages, Festivals and Sleep Deprivation

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I wish I could tell you that the sole reason it’s been a little bit quiet on the Log recently is that I’ve been snuggling up to my newborn with writing and tooling around the city being the least of my worries. Though I have certainly been a little preoccupied with childbirth, breastfeeding, sleeplessness and Read the Rest »

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TWO Babies, TWO Types of Monday, ONE Big Fat General Election.

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image credit: The Telegraph (my press pass must have got lost in the post) A bank holiday weekend is the best idea the bankers came up with. I mean, I have no idea who came up with it, and I’m probably giving bankers way more credit than they’re due (I’m generous that way), but having a cheeky Read the Rest »

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The One With Mabel’s Staycation

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I am currently writing this from my sun drenched garden in the middle of April for goodness sake – Result. I have, perhaps, taken it a stage too far and donned the shorts in the effort to catch as many rays as possible (I desperately need to develop from a scarily white/blue shade to slightly Read the Rest »

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The Best Worst Tombola Prize Of All Time

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The long Easter weekend has been GLORIOUS. The weather has not let us down and lots of quality time has been spent maxing and relaxing with family and friends, and pottering in/scything the jungle that is the garden at home. The flavour of Spring has given me enough get-up-and-go to crack on with tackling the next Read the Rest »

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Easter Funs and Rediscovering Relaxation

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Easter time is HERE. My toddler has already been given huge egg number one (I have, of course, kindly obliged with helping her eat it – it would be irresponsible not to) and all we’re waiting for is that lovely sunshine to come back so that the full schedule of family and friends funs can recommence Read the Rest »

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Let The Sunshine In

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I’m officially making the call: Spring has SPRUNG. And WHAT a difference a couple of days of sunshine makes. My goodness. At the tail end of last week I was losing the plot. I’m lugging around a 34-week pregnant tummy which feels like an actual ROCK for at least 70% of the day (this time Read the Rest »

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Confessions of a technophobic blogger

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Last week you may or may not have noticed that Mabel’s Log wasn’t working for a few days. It was, in essence, down to the fact that I essentially know nothing about computers, websites or the internet. I know. HORROR. My domain name expired and with that my emails stopped working and Mabel’s Log ceased Read the Rest »

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That hill we walked up. Oh, and The Oscars.

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This weekend was spent in the glorious countryside of Perthshire, in a pretty little village called Comrie. Sipping wine, sitting by an open fire, enjoying great chat with friends and braving some bracing fresh air in glorious, crisp sunshine. We EVEN went for a walk, UP A HILL. Obviously extremely slowly (big waddly pregnant ladies Read the Rest »