A caffeine fix at Mitchell’s

Three months into being Kittie’s mum means the ‘fourth trimester’ is officially over. Which also means that, technically, less coffee should be required – but I type this after two cappuccinos at Mitchell’s in Broughty Ferry. *eye roll emoji* If it weren’t for sleep deprivation, having a new baby wouldn’t… View Post

Haggis, ‘neeps and tatties with M&S

As Nathan approaches his second birthday, I find myself re-living the day he was born. It was Wednesday 25 January – Robert Burns Day – and (after the rather exhausting labour and delivery, followed by a fairly traumatic recovery for us both which ended up with Nathan being admitted to… View Post

What Christmas means to me

The most precious part of Christmas, for me, is love. The love I feel for my family and friends is one of life’s joys all year round, but I get particularly mushy around this time of year. It’s a side effect of the holidays, which allow time for reflection before… View Post

Not just for Christmas

I can’t quite believe it, but this will be our sixth Christmas with our dog, Jake. On the 1st of December 2012, I stepped off the train from Edinburgh to be met by my husband, who was carrying a tiny, furry ball of black and white in his arms. We… View Post

Giving birth for the second time

A POSITIVE TEST When I found out I was pregnant for the second time it was hard to believe – our first pregnancy was through IVF, so discovering that we had conceived naturally was a shock to say the least. We were on holiday in Cyprus at the start of the… View Post