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 →

I can’t say this is exactly how I imagined it. It’s a Saturday morning, youngest is still in pyjamas chowing down on a bag of ‘breakfast biscuits’ (I’m pretty sure these two words aren’t meant to go together but we are still in school holiday mode and that’s the lineRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three, living in Largs, is busy organising summer childcare cover… My boss asked me the other day if I’d taken all the leave I needed for the summer holiday. Had I? I’d taken leave for when we’re going away, but to be honest I don’tRead More →

Summertime brings the hope of sunshine, even if sporadic in nature. Whether you plan to holiday abroad or stay at home, it is important that you take measures to protect yourself and your family from the damage that sun can cause. The sun’s rays are made up of UVA (Ultraviolet A) andRead More →

Asda is not my usual hunting ground when searching for the latest fashion must-have however on a recent expedition for BBQ supplies, a detour by the George aisles had me more than pleasantly surprised. It got me thinking that we don’t all have the time, energy or budget to regularlyRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three from Largs, wishes they could stay small forever… Every year I somehow make myself believe that if I ensure the children have all their school uniform ready for the beginning of term (in generous sizes) because of course they’re going to grow, with their namesRead More →

While researching my favourite trends for spring/summer ’18 I was reminded of this line delivered by the acerbic Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada: “Florals…for spring…Groundbreaking” The fact of the matter remains, florals will be huge this season, so at the risk of being predictable, and facing the fictitiousRead More →