Back in Christmas Business

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First, an apology. Last week I had every intention of letting Christmas RIP all over my life, but the lurgy continued. And then got much worse. And to be frank, the most festive news I had to share was my Snowman toilet roll for the full seven days. I could tell you about it at Read the Rest »


The Christmas Lurgy

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For the past fortnight, I have felt a lot less ‘Jolly Christmas Elf’ and significantly more ‘Crusty Pile of Snotty Crap’. DAMN the Christmas Lurgy. Everyone in this blinking household has been full of cold and miserable – we seem to have collected every bug going. The scent of Olbas Oil in this place is Read the Rest »

Continental Market


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Phew, we can FINALLY whack on the festive tunes, crack open the advent calendar and start Christmas shopping without feeling slightly ridiculous. CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE PEOPLES. I can hear the bells as I type. Did anyone brave the BLACK FRIDAY sales over the weekend? What a farce! The most hilarious/infuriating thing is that, in Read the Rest »


Christmas fairs, hen parties and hot dinners

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It’s Monday AGAIN and the weeks seem to be flying by so quickly, I am starting to freak out. It’s December NEXT WEEK. I feel both overwhelmed with excitement and totally unprepared for such a momentous occasion. We are only days away from official Christmas Time. The Christmas movies have already started. On Saturday afternoon, I watched the last half hour Read the Rest »



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This weekend has been spent catching up with BRILLIANT friends, eating food in absolute excess and putting the world to rights from the comfort of our own sofas. I think Saturday can be best described by the word ‘curry’ and Sunday by the word ‘pie’. I feel SO FULL, even the thought of a buttered crumpet can’t tempt Read the Rest »


Holidays and coming, holidays are coming …

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The smelly pumpkin has barely had time to decompose and suddenly the countdown to Christmas is upon us. Monty the penguin has caused quite a stir (does anyone else think that maybe the little boy could have done with a new friend under the Christmas tree?), the Coca Cola truck is coming over the hill Read the Rest »


Autumn’s Top Ten

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Bonfire night is upon us, we’re getting the odd one of those cold and crisp days (a few more of the damp, soggy ones) but Autumn is in FULL swing. Blink and you’ll miss it. Time for a little Autumnal reflection. Top ten things I love and hate about Autumn: 1.Comfort food is a necessity Read the Rest »


Hello Halloween!

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Can it really be Halloween already?!?! The last few months seem to have passed in the blink of bloodshot eye. And I’m sure the Halloween hype gets more and more extreme every year. When I was little, we carved pumpkins with smiley faces and, if we were really lucky, might have been able to coerce a mint imperial out of a Read the Rest »


Ayrshire camels, trampolines and Brad Pitt

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Well on Saturday it felt like we had a final fling with Summer – it was GLORIOUS. And what better way to spend it than cavorting with farm animals and a few unexpected wild beasts at Heads of Ayr Farm Park, complete with trampolines, diggers, forts, soft play, quad bikes, boats … and endless other Read the Rest »


Staying In

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While my other half thought that the weekend, with temperatures around 5 degrees, was an appropriate time to go ‘wild’ camping and fishing (this to me is ‘wild’ in all the wrong ways), I would argue that it’s time to batten down the hatches. I mean, I know there’s something slightly depressing about the fact Read the Rest »