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 »


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 »


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 »


Pancakes and Promises

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Over the past few years, I’ve made no secret of the fact that pancake day, or Shrove Tuesday as the classy lasses call it, is one of my all time favourite days of the year. I love pancakes so much. Not little fat ones, big thin ones. Covered in just about anything but especially in lemon and sugar. If it Read the Rest »


And The Greatest Of These, Is Love.

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Witty Woo. It’s that time of the year when we all become inspired/infuriated/sickened/guilted in equal measure by the commercialisation of love and the obligation to buy into Valentine’s Day. I know it’s a pain in the backside, but it surely it isn’t all bad. I mean, the age old comment is always: “I don’t need someone to Read the Rest »


I’ll take the high road.

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We spent last weekend in the glorious highlands of Scotland with great friends, waist deep in snow all day and thawing out in front of the fire all night. It was MINT. Once we had navigated the ridiculous conditions on the roads, slid our way up to the house and settled the nerves with a Read the Rest »



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Snow has finally arrived in Glasgow! WAHOOOOO! The novelty hasn’t quite worn off yet – I’m sure when I’ve stacked it on the ice a few times in the coming days I’ll be ready for a thaw, but right now it’s snowmen and sledging all the way. This weekend has been spent watching the small Read the Rest »


Rainy Days and Mondays

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Wow. I know I love to drone on about the weather in typically dull British form, but MY GOODNESS the last week or so has been totally DIRE. Anyone who has been trying to entertain toddlers in this weather, I share in your pain. Literal pain. Lashing hail in the face cuts like a knife. It’s Read the Rest »

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When does it all slow down? I don’t know if I’m just at a ludicrous stage of life, but when I think about the year ahead and how much we’re meant to be squeezing in – babies, work on the house, big/depressing birthdays, blah blah -it feels like time is hurtling by at a rate of knots Read the Rest »


A Festive Top Ten

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Christmas is the season of Joy, goodwill giving and receiving. Well, that and a horrendously massive heating bill. BUT with Christmas merely days away now, it seemed only fit to remind ourselves of the good and slightly less good things that this wintery season brings: Top ten things I love and hate about WINTER 1) Read the Rest »