The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks

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THAT is how EVERY bank holiday weekend should go. Sunshine wall to wall, beaches, beers, boat trips, barbecues, chocolate, family time, friends time, FUN time. I wish it could last forever. On Saturday we took the little boat from Balmaha across to Inchcailloch, the tiny wooded island on Loch Lomond with a beach nestled on the Read the Rest »


Oh, I DO like to be beside the seaside

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For the last week, Mabel has been on her jolly hols in North Yorkshire. It has been restful and cheerful in equal/extra measure, and certainly never dull. As well as lots of much needed sea air, plenty of time has been spent digging in the dirt in my Mum’s beloved vegetable patch (as well as Read the Rest »


I’m Bringing Sexy Back

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WHAT a weekend!! On Friday night, Sofie and I dolled ourselves up for the ultimate Girls Night Out and shook our booties hard, to none other than the dulcet tones of Mr Justin Timberlake. Wow. Just, WOW. That guy knows how to work it and boy did he work it. He played all the classics and, Read the Rest »



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Well that’s Mother’s Day down, the clocks have sprung forward, April is chomping at the bit and Easter is peeking its cheeky chocolatey little face around the corner. It is SURELY Spring. OK, maybe don’t put away your bobble hat right away, I mean you can still see your breath in bonnie Scotland, but there is Read the Rest »


Dear Mum

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Thanks for being the best. Thanks for letting me make mistakes. Thanks for letting me fall on my face, play in the dirt, take risks, embarrass myself and learn the hard way. Thanks for giving me just enough rope, for letting me go and setting me free, trusting that I would know my way back. Read the Rest »


A Tramway, a Bike Shop and a few big willies

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Where has the first chunk of 2014 gone? We are RIPPING through the weeks guys, hold on to your clammy seats. The last couple of days have been unexpectedly good. With spontaneous day trips, LOTS of delicious Asian food (if you haven’t hit up Hanoi Bike Shop yet, where have you been? Even BEYONCE goes Read the Rest »


Big Parties, Big Dreams and Big Awards

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I know that the whole point of shrove tuesday is that you eat a lot of pancakes and then try not to be quite so indulgent over the following weeks – but, to be honest, the whole thing has just really got me in the mood for them. It has been positively disastrous. I have spent the majority of the past Read the Rest »


I would like to thank …

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I think I’m just going to have to come to terms with the painful truth that right now, it’s not looking at all likely that I will ever win an Oscar. All those moments in front of the mirror as a child (OK, maybe a little bit more recent than that), delivering a heart-warming and tear-jerking acceptance Read the Rest »


A Big Day Out with DCA

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The Dundee art scene is a quietly rumbling force to be reckoned with and it’s gaining momentum by the minute. It feels like a secret that I’m the last to find our about. At the hub of all the action is Dundee Contemporary Arts – an incredible sprawling, open space housing a cinema, restaurant, bar, print Read the Rest »


A Breath of Fresh Air

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This weekend we got out of the city and we filled up our jaded, withered, city lungs with fresh country air. And it felt goooooooood. Of course, it was by no means, ‘event-free’. As you know all too well by now, Mabel often finds herself in slightly chaotic circumstances. This weekend was no different and Read the Rest »