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Lis Ferla
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What do you remember about trips to museums when you were at school? Do you remember glass-fronted cases, being told to keep quiet? A4 printed “factsheets” in close-set black and white type, and being terrified of touching anything? Museums have come a…
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Among the reasons I’d make a poor tourist in my own city: I spend very little time in the west end of Glasgow. You see, for all the travel guides tell you it’s this haven of boutique shops, Victorian town houses and picturesque drinking establishments,…
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If you know me, you’ll know that there are two types of story that push all my buttons: tales of female friendship; and stories that take teenage girls – and the things they love – seriously. And that, dear reader, is the story of how I cried for two…
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Now that I’m a sensible, grown-up lady of 36, one of my favourite things about the summer is hanging the washing outside to dry. You just can’t replicate that breezy, freshly-laundered scent and feeling, no matter what products you use (few) and how much…
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You know you’re in dire need of a holiday when you find yourself absently Googling French Riviera mansions you can’t afford, just because your pal mentions over dinner that she’s off to Nice next week. Picture it, though. Cocktails by an azure-blue pool,…
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A couple of years ago, I wrote about how I have come to see making a big deal about my birthdays as the ultimate act of self-love. And I stand by that; here, now, closer to 40 than anything else and no matter how crass or gauche it might appear. Life can…
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I’ve heard depression described as a black dog; as a cold fog that seeps into the bones and obscures everything colourful and joyful. I’ve heard it described as being like quicksand, dragging you deeper and deeper the more you struggle to get out of it.…
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It’s an easy reach to describe bingo/rave/dance party Bongo’s Bingo as not your granny’s bingo… but it’s also one that annoys me. You see, for a good chunk of my early 20s, I went to the bingo. Growing up in a small town outside of Glasgow – and not being…
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I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that Scotland in the sunshine is the most glorious place in the world. And independent Scottish lifestyle fashion retailer CCW Clothing couldn’t have picked a better day recently to take a gaggle of bloggers on a…
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There’s nothing like starting to properly drill down into your spending to really help you get to know the real you, and your vices. And one of my biggest? Overpriced coffee. Our new office is a little further away from Glasgow’s main shopping streets,…
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