Life as a Vegan Family

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Following a vegan diet has become pretty mainstream with many people now eating purely plant-based or at least dabbling with a flexitarian approach including some meat and dairy free days. Tasty vegan recipes are readily available (thank you Deliciously Ella!), there are meat-free and dairy-free substitutes for most things and […]

Fitness: 5 Reasons You Should Try Parkrun

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Since 2004, the phenomenon that is ‘parkrun’ has been spreading across the country: volunteer-led, free-for-all 5K runs, every week, on a Saturday morning. Edinburgh of course, is no exception. In fact there are now two Edinburgh parkruns – the original at Cramond and a newer one in Portobello. Although my […]

The four present rule – Grinch or Genius?

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For the last few years, we’ve embraced the ‘rule’ that circulates the internet encouraging people to only gift each other four presents; something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. In addition to this, we have stocking gifts – that actually fit in a stocking […]

Edinburgh Family life in a Ford EcoSport

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We were recently asked to test drive the Ford EcoSport to see how it stood up to family life in Edinburgh. I don’t cover a massive amount of mileage a year around Edinburgh but equally I wouldn’t survive long without a car. A car is crucial for our school-run and getting the […]

Design: Smiggle

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from Smiggle before our visit, but given I’m not one to turn down an opportunity – last Saturday I found myself with Ben and Katie, ready to explore the newest stationary shop to hit Princes Street. Following our visit, I can thoroughly understand the catchline […]