Winter Sun

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Well that was a triumphant end to January. This weekend was spent in the GLORIOUS Fife countryside with great friends and great food, washed down with plenty of delicious slosh. All in all, a fantastic ‘Up Yours’ to the January blues. There are always a few jammy gits, however, who have to take it that Read the Rest »


A Bonnie Burns with Glasgow’s Store House

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This weekend it was Bonnie Scotland’s famous Burn’s night. For those unfamiliar with the event, it usually involves a haggis being stabbed with a knife to the tune of incomprehensible poetry (by Rabbie (or Robert) Burns, obvs), whilst onlookers wearing tartan drink whisky aplenty, then scoff said haggis alongside dollups of neeps and tatties, followed Read the Rest »


In Print.

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This weekend has been a BIG one in the life of Mabel’s Log. Not only has there been TWO birthday parties, TWO roast dinners, bowling, I repeat, BOWLING, a couple of horribly late nights and a LOT of cake … but I got my very first feature in a real life newspaper published! Chuffed as NUTS. Read the Rest »


This Monday is THE ONE.

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Ok, so I’m a couple of weeks late, but it looks like the New Year ‘spring in my step’ has finally arrived. After spending the last couple of weeks like some kind of sendentary beached whale, desperately resisting any kind of exertion, I have woken up today free from the Monday blues and ready to Read the Rest »


2014. The kind of stuff dreams are made of.

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It’s good to be back. The past fortnight has mainly consisted of mass over-indulgence, selection-box-fuelled crazy children, late nights, family time, fun with friends, sloe gin and ginger beers, christmas choons, bad movies (ok, there might have been a  few good ones in there, but I definitely enjoy the shockers just as much) and  it Read the Rest »


Christmas in full swing

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WOW. I am doing my VERY BEST to keep my Christmassy head above water but life is HECTIC right now! I have to keep reminding myself to pause, neck a mulled wine, take a deep breath and remember that this time of year is about CHEER, and chestnuts roasting by open fires, and not just Read the Rest »

Continental Market

Friends and Festvities

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This weekend I had two of my bestest old pals up to stay for a weekend of shopping (which quickly became more about lunch than shopping, naturally), eating, drinking prosecco, dressing up, wedding-planning (one of said pals is getting married next year so OBVIOUSLY the latest copy of Brides was required) and monging around in pyjamas. It Read the Rest »


Let The Christmas Advent-ure Commence

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We might only be about five minutes into December, but I can officially announce that the tree is up, the lights are on, and Christmas is HAPPENING at chez Mabel. I even had my first cheeky play of ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas’ this weekend and I’m not remotely ashamed. I’m a hair’s breadth away Read the Rest »


Mulled wine and mince pies (don’t tell anyone it’s still November!)

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Last weekend was jam-packed with festive fun and frivolity and it SCANDALOUSLY it isn’t even December yet. Oooops. On Saturday afternoon, beautiful jewellery designer Laura Tabor had a sale in her stunning home with mince pies, fizz and accessories to DIE for (not literally – well potentially but hopefully it wouldn’t come to that). I Read the Rest »


Cream Teas, Taut Thighs and an Awards Bash!

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Well what a wonderful week it has been for us Mabel ladies! Lucky little Amy and I had a fab-u-LOUS day on Thursday at a Christmas Pamper Day hosted by Next at Mar Hall Spa. After a full Sweedish massage followed by the sight of the Scotland football team in their trunks, it was anything Read the Rest »