With the Summer holidays firmly upon us in Scotland, my thoughts are once again turning to how to entertain the kids when we’re travelling. I’m soon to be flying with three kids by myself and experience dictates that I need to be prepared! So when Tots to travel approached me to share my tips for a family friendly holiday – I thought I’d share some of our tried and tested methods for travelling with Babies, Toddlers and bigger Kids too: One – Use a Sling for little ones With smaller kids – I could easily carry Katie until she was 3 – the sling is your friend… View Post

Edinburgh Festival really is for everyone. Once upon a time I may have been frequenting late night comedy shows and whiling away my hours in a Pimms bar. But since kids, if anything, I’ve actually embraced the festival even more. If anyone is wondering how to get the best out of the festival this year, I thought I’d just share a few of my top tips for enjoying Edinburgh Festival with Kids One Go early and hang out before shows (and don’t be put off by the rain!) Children’s Shows are often at venues with additional entertainment. One year, Russell Square even had… View Post

I think the majority of people actually have capsule wardrobes whether they are aware of it or not. How often do you find yourself reaching for the same item of clothing each day? Surely we all have favourites that are worn as soon as they’re clean again?! In short, I think it’s a safe bet to say that most people have a finite number of clothes they actually wear. As the summer holidays arrived, I found myself once again confronted with a wardrobe that was best described as chaos. My ‘work’ clothes were at the forefront and drawers were bursting with… View Post

What are you doing this weekend? We’re hoping to spend some time at the pool, and I’m getting a much needed manicure on Saturday afternoon. I’ve seen a few people who have been getting one fingernail a different colour – is this a thing now? As usual, I’m featuring an original illustration by the wonderful Alison Soye, and here are few fun things to do in Edinburgh this weekend…

Kim aka Odd Hogg has a wonderfully effortless style. Although she says ‘makeup is not her forte’ her photos attest that her incredible natural beauty would shine through regardless. Any reader of her blog – the Odd Hogg – will know that this beauty runs a lot deeper. She has a wonderful take on life and a very tongue in cheek sense of humour that often has me cackling with laughter as I read her posts. Kim is an ally in blogging as a fellow Scot – although she resides in my previous stomping ground in the North East it’s nice… View Post