Teen Breakthrough – A New Event for Teenagers in the October Holidays in Aberdeen and Shire

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This is the press release for today, and has come out from a very good friend of mine.  She has just launched a fantastic programme of events for teenagers in our local area, to help equip them with a valuable skill set for their future lives and careers. I wholly support what Teen Breakthrough has […]

School Lunches – “Healthy” versus “Unhealthy”

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With grinning faces, the kids love it if there’s pizza, or burgers and chips on the school menu.  Granted, the days of lumpy custard have hopefully spent their last ever days gracing the plates of our growing future generation, but for my kids, stodge is what they want from a school dinner in Aberdeen City. […]

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Best of British Show in aid of The ARCHIE Foundation – 25th May 2012

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I’m happy to host this guest post from the fashion management students at my old Uni, The Robert Gordon University, who are raising money for The ARCHIE Foundation for children. ——— Since it began in 2008 the annual charity fashion show at Robert Gordon University has raised tens of thousands of pounds for deserving charity […]

Coco Mango Chicken Recipe & Visit to Aberdeen Butcher, Andrew Gordon Butchery and Fine Foods Store – who Inspire Home Cooking from Chattan Place.

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I’ve recently had the pleasure of visiting the Andrew Gordon Butchery and Fine Foods Store in Chattan Place, Aberdeen.  The owner, Andrew Gordon, is also known on Twitter as @aberdeenbutcher, and is a relatively new follow of mine.  I was aware of regular tweets over the last couple of months from people who’ve been into his shop and […]

The dog enjoyed the snow…

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Snow in Aberdeen, April 2012 Related Posts:Simpson’s Restaurant Review – A Meal for TwoTeen Breakthrough – A New Event for Teenagers in the October Holidays in Aberdeen and ShireSchool Lunches – “Healthy” versus “Unhealthy”Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Best of British Show in aid of The ARCHIE Foundation – 25th May 2012Coco Mango Chicken Recipe & […]

Local Florists with Interflora

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This is a Featured Post This year has been a fabulous year with Interflora for the Scottish Mum Blog. For Mothers Day, Interflora sent me a gorgeous bunch of flowers to review and gave me one to give away.   They were absolutely beautiful, and I can’t resist showing you the picture again. There were many smiles in […]

Fabulous Food Find – HUGE Watermelon from Costco

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Fabulous food find today was a HUGE – SEEDLESS watermelon from Costo in Aberdeen at £2.99.       Absolutely fabulous and the kids are hugely impressed with how much there is in the bowl after I sliced it all up to put it in the fridge for nibbles. Watermelon works out at about 30 calories […]

Aberdeen Beach

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We tried to find a way to amuse the kiddos on Tuesday, which saw us visit Transition Extreme. It is a skatepark for BMX’ers, skateboarders and climbers My boys need to do the training before they are allowed to enter the park, so it was disappointment all round as I booked them in for next week […]

When will MEN learn to PEE IN the TOILET?

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It should have been a wonderful experience.  It should have been 8 hours of pampered bliss. After months of anticipation, waiting for the 24th  of June to roll around on the way to Cybermummy 11, I tentatively stepped aboard the 7.52 from Aberdeen to head down to London.     I was hoping that the trip was going to be full of […]

Handmade Candles – Smelly Heaven – Candlemaking for Mummy Bloggers

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It’s about time I introduced one of my hobbies – my smelly heaven of candlemaking.  I absolutely love the scents and smells of burning candles.  Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter, I love, love, love them. I started out by buying the ready mades you get in supermarkets, but they just didn’t cut it for me.  […]

Big Old School Bullies – They Are Not Always Who You Think They Are – Part 2

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Image: cjansuebsri / FreeDigitalPhotos.net It all started one lovely December Friday afternoon in an Aberdeen Primary School, when middlie decided to not cope with the lunchtime hall at his new school.    Maybe this is where it all actually ended, and perhaps you need to know a little more background than you already know to realise […]

Big Old School Bullies – They Are Not Always Who You Think They Are – Part 1

I have children with special needs.  Two manage in a mainstream setting with some extra support, but one has more pronounced special needs, and more difficulty managing in daily life.  I was forced into a mainstream nursery place when he was three, but they couldn’t cope with him.  I fought for him to start off his school […]