Book review: The Woman Who Rode A Shark

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The Woman Who Rode A Shark is a beautiful new children’s book by Scottish author Ailsa Ross. Ailsa happens to be my cousin. We have the same birthday and we both have law degrees from Edinburgh University but the similarity ends there. I followed a thoroughly conventional path after graduating, […]

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What’s In a Name?

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How do you decide on a baby name? With the lovely news of the new royal arrival this week, we got to thinking about baby names.  Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor Meghan and Harry have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie meaning “genuine”, “brave” or “bold”; Harrison meaning “son of Harry”; and Mountbatten-Windsor meaning that he’s […]

Edinburgh’s Eco Shopping Revolution

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Edinburgh has seen an explosion of eco food shopping options in the past few months with most sides of the city now catered for by a bring-your-own-container type packaging-free grocery shop. This is undoubtedly a good news story, despite it having been borne out of the bad news that our […]

Review: How To Spot an Alien

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Just when we thought our festival-going was over for another year, the opportunity arose to check out How to Spot an Alien, a Paines Plough production of a fabulous, full on, play by Georgia Christou for ages 5+. We were welcomed into the Roundabout at Summerhall – a bright yellow […]