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Tracing Gramps…and becoming Irish

4 MINUTE READ  I’m becoming Irish.  To be sure, I’ll still be Scottish and British, but if I can also become Irish it means I’ll still feel European. Ok I admit, that’s quite a lot of nationalities for just one person…but don’t go all judge-y on me. I like to have options…

How To Hygge – Scotland Style

4 MINUTE READ It’s impossible, between October and March, to spend an aimless hour on Google or pick up a magazine, without coming across some gorgeous Nordic-type telling you how to be more Hygge. Ah yes, Hygge, I hear you mumble as you try to pronounce it (apparently it’s Hoo-guh…

What to do when you reach your OMG Weight – Part 2

5 MINUTE READ  So how it’s all gone down since I reached my OMG Weight and stepped away from the muffin?  Errrrm , not so well, actually . Yeah, I’ve moved a bit more and eaten a wee bit less but jeez… how boring is watching what you eat (and drink)?…

What to do when you reach your OMG Weight – Part 1

5 MINUTE READ Most people I know have an OMG Weight. Regardless of how much over your ideal weight it is – it might be 1lb it might be 100lbs – it kicks in when you step on the scales, look down, screw up your nose, adjust the little wheel…

Fancy getting a dog? PART 2 – How I got on renting one for a week.

5 MINUTE READ Preface  Have I mentioned that I have a bit of a crush on Bill Nighy?  You know that rather suave actor who played the ageing rock star in Love Actually. Well I do. It’s not as big a crush as I have on Rick Stein but it’s still…

Fancy getting a dog? PART 1 – I’ve rented one for a week!

5 MINUTE READ  When I say rented, I don’t mean that I‘ve paid like actual money and someone will send me a random dog. Au contraire, I’ve signed up to Barking Mad, which is a rather clever business that matches dog owners, who don’t want to put their darling doggy…

Picking pressies for friends + gift advice for men who hate shopping

5 MINUTE READ Birthdays are just so reliable. They pop up year in year out, always on time, although they do seem to come around more frequently these days. It’s a friend’s birthday next week and 6 of us will get together to celebrate over lunch. It’s not a special…

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