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The Fault In Our Stars and a few surprises
Hurtling along the motorway, homeward, Boy One, Boy Two and I sat in silence, tears tracing down our cheeks. Someone sniffed loudly. Don't worry, we weren't en route to the aftermath of some personal disaster, nor were we fleeing domestic mayhem. No.  We we...
Hurtling along the motorway, homeward, Boy One, Boy Two and I sat in silence, tears tracing down our cheeks. Someone sniffed loudly. Don't worry, we weren't en route to the aftermath of some personal disaster, nor were we f...
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Concerned About Security? Consider A Garage Door Upgrade
Most homeowners completely overlook their garage door when they take steps to secure their home. For thieves, a garage door is one of the easiest ways to break into a home, so it makes sense for homeowners to take some extra measures to make sure that they ...
Most homeowners completely overlook their garage door when they take steps to secure their home. For thieves, a garage door is one of the easiest ways to break into a home, so it makes sense for homeowners to take some extra ...
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SWIB Independence Referendum Debate: Things I Learned
Last night saw the SWIB (Scottish Women in Business) debate with a panel of Annabel Goldie, Nicola Sturgeon, Johann Lamont and Ruth Wishart chaired by Sally Magnusson. The audience was entirely female.  Before the debate a poll showed:  Yes: 19% No: 55% Und...
Last night saw the SWIB (Scottish Women in Business) debate with a panel of Annabel Goldie, Nicola Sturgeon, Johann Lamont and Ruth Wishart chaired by Sally Magnusson. The audience was entirely female.  Before the debate a ...
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Things I've learned from being an Aspie's mum
Late, I know, but this week saw World Autism Awareness Day . Autism is in our lives as Boy One has Asperger's Syndrome, or high functioning autism if that's how you want to look at it. However, even though it's as much a part of him has his red hair, it's n...
Late, I know, but this week saw World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is in our lives as Boy One has Asperger's Syndrome, or high functioning autism if that's how you want to look at it. However, even though it's as much a par...
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What I learned from surviving a scout camp. 
Be prepared... to be brilliant. Perhaps not exactly what Baden Powell had in mind in 1937, but Scouting is still going strong and this weekend it had me in its grip. I was a parent helper at a camp at Lochgoilhead. I don'...
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Spring has arrived, but I'm stuck in here...
Review: Regatta Women's X-ert Capris.  A few weeks ago the sun came out for a little while, a few hours of blue sky and optimism. It's here! Spring has arrived.  Then it started to rain. And in between the showers it was damp. And windy. And cold.  I spend ...
Review: Regatta Women's X-ert Capris.  A few weeks ago the sun came out for a little while, a few hours of blue sky and optimism. It's here! Spring has arrived.  Then it started to rain. And in between the showers it was ...
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Things we learned in Chester
Serendipity was on our side this week. First, that we were in Chester at all and secondly that, more or less, everything we attempted worked out well.  In our case it began with a rota fail (not, mercifully an aeronautical term). The Panther of News didn't ...
Serendipity was on our side this week. First, that we were in Chester at all and secondly that, more or less, everything we attempted worked out well.  In our case it began with a rota fail (not, mercifully an aeronautical ...
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What to wear now spring has sprung
Review Bonmarche spotted belted mac I just love spring when - eventually - the air (or at least the rain) gets a bit warmer, the days lengthen and things start to grow.  The season also signals a move out of dark woollen clothes and big boots into the Cloth...
Review Bonmarche spotted belted mac I just love spring when - eventually - the air (or at least the rain) gets a bit warmer, the days lengthen and things start to grow.  The season also signals a move out of dark woollen ...
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Plan UK campaign: Give Up To Give Back - the coffee break
Plan UK is a global children’s charity. It works with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. For more than 75 years it has been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential by: Giving...
Plan UK is a global children’s charity. It works with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. For more than 75 years it has been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to...
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Things I learned from Scout Camp
Be prepared... to be brilliant. Perhaps not exactly what Baden Powell had in mind in 1937, but Scouting is still going strong and this weekend it had me in its grip. I was a parent helper at a camp at Lochgoilhead . I don't know about the kids, but I found ...
Be prepared... to be brilliant. Perhaps not exactly what Baden Powell had in mind in 1937, but Scouting is still going strong and this weekend it had me in its grip. I was a parent helper at a camp at Lochgoilhead. I don'...
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One load of laundry away from changing the world.
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journalist, writer, blogger, mother, wife and, occasionally, whole person - also interested in food, fashion, feminism and folk music (less the last one but the alliteration works)
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Cumbria - Scotland - England - Gran Canaria - On a boat
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