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MAN O MAN

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Does anyone remember Man O Man? CLASSIC (/horrific) 90′s Saturday night TV viewing. It sprang back to mind this weekend at the Brodick Highland Games on the Isle of Arran. (I can only apologise, I often have absolutely NO control over my train of thought.) We are here on our jolly holidays and it was Read the Rest »

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The Holiday Straight

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So that’s the Commonwealth games all wrapped up! What an utter TRIUMPH! We popped down to BBC at The Quay last night to soak up a final couple of hours of the atmosphere and managed (just!) to avoid the rain. It has been an incredible couple of weeks for Glasgow! To be honest, despite the Read the Rest »

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Scotland Can Make It!

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Glasgow is JUMPING just now. It’s so fun seeing this fantastic city all over the TV and media looking GLORIOUS and being massively celebrated. I’d say, FOR SURE, Glasgow is the the big winner from this year’s Commonwealth Games! Huzzah! Alongside all the funs of the games, runs a brilliant project called Scotland Can Make Read the Rest »

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A Glorious Scottish Summer

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This weather is AWESOME. SCORCHIO. Scotland is so beautiful in Summer. On Friday I spent the evening down on the beach in Troon, chatting the night away lying on blankets with the finest of ladies, and munching on an extensive picnic. It was perfect. And we were still in our shorts and t-shirts at ten! Read the Rest »

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A Moran Moment

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On Friday night, me and a best pal went to see one of our modern day heroes Caitlin Moran, live in Edinburgh. Needless to say, it was a riot. If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s a brilliant writer, an avid feminist (in a very good way) and knicker wettingly funny. She’s ticking a lot of Read the Rest »

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The Keihls Kure

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My life seems completely out of control right now. When I say ‘seems‘, I mean, it totally is. I wish I could get a grip and appear demure, ‘together’ and sweat-free, but right now I feel like a headless chicken. A very tired, dazed, slightly traumatised headless chicken. Moving house whilst scrambling to make the Read the Rest »

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D Day. D meaning DEMOLITION.

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This weekend has mainly been characterised by boys wielding large scary implements, covered top-to-toe in dust, with a wee twinkle in their eye, as they pound the walls of my precious new house and carnage ensues all around them. They did a bloody GREAT job. The place we’ve just bought was built in the 1950′s Read the Rest »

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WEDDING-A-GO-GO

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Wedding season has officially begun. Two of my bestest girlfriends are getting married this summer and it is WEDDING-A-GO-GO! One hen do down and one to go, and it’s already an emotional roller-coaster of sifting through old photos, inappropriate party games and copious cocktails. Mega funs. If you’re planning your own wedding just now, and Read the Rest »

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Lets hear it for the boys. And girls.

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I know a lot of great Dads. My own, and my little girl’s, included. I also feel fortunate that I have been surrounded by a lot of great men in my life – people who have loved me, cheered me on, protected me, supported me. I am eternally thankful for that. But I also know Read the Rest »

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Life in Colour

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Life is all go right now. On top of all the fun stuff going on at home (moving house, redecoration of the flat we’re leaving behind, work shinanigans …), the city just feels ALIVE right now. This weekend the West End Festival (see below) paid host to the colourful and beautiful Mela, Scotland’s biggest multicultural festival, Read the Rest »