My daughter has decided it’s essential that we give her teacher a Christmas present, but it can’t just be something from the supermarket, oh no, we’ve got to give her a Christmas present we’ve made ourselves. She’s been looking through the craft section in the library to get ideas andRead More →

Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK. Infection can happen at any time of the year but is more common during the colder months – which is why it is often referred to as the winter vomiting bug. Norovirus infection can occur at any age and, becauseRead More →

Warts are small, rough lumps or growths on your skin that most people, witches and Gruffalos will get at some point in their lives. You can get them anywhere, but warts are most common on your hands, knees and feet. A wart on the sole of your foot is calledRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three living in Largs, is having a magical autumn… Over the October holidays we took the kids to Pitlochry for the multi-award-winning sound and light show at The Enchanted Forest (otherwise known as Faskally Wood), which has now been lighting up the hidden beauty ofRead More →

With Cathy Owen Winter Collection Party night booked in September, presents bought and wrapped in October, festive look planned by early November… does this sound like you? It’s certainly not me! If you’re not ahead of the game this year, I thought I’d lend you a helpful hand this issue withRead More →

Cara McKee,a writer and mum-of-three living in Largs, is getting creative with kids… I’ve been working at my local library for almost a year now and it’s one of the most fun jobs in the world to do (although sadly, that’s reflected in the pay packet). I spend a lotRead More →

With storm Ali having heralded the change in season, it’s time to talk about winter coats – for all ages and budgets… My obsession with shoes and bags is almost matched by my coat habit. At the last count I have more than 30 coats, eek! No matter what I’mRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three living in Largs, is reminiscing about her recent family travels… his summer we went for a family holiday in Northern Ireland so that Granny could go see the place where her Granny lived when she was wee. There was so much to see and doRead More →

Pharmacies usually see a real uplift in requests for advice on detection and treatment of head lice around this time of year when children return to school. Head lice are tiny grey/brown, wingless insects and are the size of a pinhead when hatched and of a sesame seed when fully grown. TheyRead More →

After such a sensational summer… and I am referring to the weather not Love Island, I’m still a little reluctant to be browsing autumn/winter collections – although it won’t be long before there’s a chill in the air once again and we’re layering on sweaters. Believe me, it does notRead More →