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 »


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 »


Boxing Memories

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I’ve been racking my brains for something more interesting to tell you, but to be honest, at the moment what I am predominately doing is packing up our flat. Surprisingly, it’s not just a total pain in the rear, it’s a whole mixture of feelings. Having been desperate to buy somewhere for well over a Read the Rest »


My Ideal Home Show

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Over the weekend, the Ideal Home Show Scotland took over the SECC and rammed it to the rafters with just about everything and anything you could possibly imagine. And it was GOOD. And it was BIG. You could probably have camped there for a week and still not seen all the stands. In fact, you wouldn’t have Read the Rest »


A Super-sized Serving of Sunshine for Scotland Please!

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Last Friday we lived the sunshine dream. Still picnic-ing in the park at 7pm with bare flesh and cold beers galore. Then, while my social media feeds were clogged with barbecues and beach-trips all weekend, from happy folk in every corner of the bleedin’ British Isles, Glasgow seemed to be sitting under a grey cloud Read the Rest »


Running, Scoffing and Bearded Singing

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Wow. WHERE to start. The last few days have involved some EXCEPTIONAL and DELICIOUS dining, a bearded lady winning the Eurovision, AND nailing my first ever 10K. I say ‘nailing’ – it may have been a little closer to ‘surviving’ but hey, I feel like I can take on ANYTHING now. Just call me Paula. Read the Rest »


Eyes on the prize, eyes on the prize.

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You’ve got to love May in Scotland. Five minutes after finishing your easter eggs, it’s yet another long weekend with promise of ANOTHER one at the end of the month. I mean, banks are totally overrated. It’s all about the cheeky Mondays off. Over the last few days, Amy has been grooving her pants off at Snarky Puppy Read the Rest »


Welcome Home

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The last week has been one of the most momentous of my life so far. No exaggeration. It’s up there with getting married, pushing out a beautiful babe and, well, some really great holidays. After over a year of viewing houses, stalking the Right Move app like a psychopath, trying desperately to suss out the Read the Rest »


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 »