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November 2017

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Conversations With My Kid

29th November 2017

Isla talks non-stop. Not her fault, she’s my kid. Sometimes, I post our conversations on Facebook. What follows is a collection of actual conversations with my three year-old daughter.  All of these are unprompted.  She has my sarcastic genes. Isla: Mumma, you’re cheeky. And you’re also kind of cute. Me: Day made? Isla on Hallowe’en… ‘Mumma, we got a pumpkin.’ ‘You’re MY pumpkin.’ ‘I know dat. But we got a real one from the shops.’ Isla on the rules… Me:…

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Coffee Talk

Gin & Lemonade 2.0. Or Something.

26th November 2017

Dear groovy readers and friends, Just another short post to see that everything is working correctly (ish) before I set up the re-direct from the old site to this one (this is the new one, by the way, hi.) Please stick with me while I play around with theme options, etc.  And let me know if anything could be better. A note on reading:  Subscribers from the old place have been migrated to this one, and apparently my posts will…

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Coffee Talk Uncategorized

Gin & Lemonade is Moving

25th November 2017

Hi, this is just a short note to say that after 7 years and a bit of blogging, I’ve just pressed the button on my own domain.  This move happens tomorrow and I hope you’re as excited as I am. I’ve been thinking about investing in this blog for A LONG TIME, most recently on the trip to New York, while jetlagging with lots of coffee. I’ve enjoyed my time on the free plan from WordPress, but I’d like to…

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Travel Writing

Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

22nd November 2017

‘Did you enjoy your stay?’ ‘Well, no.’ I said. We were checking out of our hotel on our most recent road-trip to Edinburgh. My mouth gets me in trouble sometimes. Like that time I asked Neil to marry me.  Or the time I threw my Dad out of my house.  Or that time I asked why the shit am I friends with these people? Now.  I could have been talking about a few reasons why this trip was not the…

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Coffee Talk Writing

I Do Declare. Or Something.

20th November 2017

And so, this time last week I was sitting in a very accessible coffee shop in Edinburgh with two former colleagues I hadn’t seen in a while. We were catching up before I realised they hadn’t seen Isla in a REALLY long time. ‘But I feel like I’m in your house every day,’ said one. ‘I look forward to your Isla posts every morning,’  said the other.  It’s a good thing I’m cross-eyed too, because I was able to look…

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