Whether you are hosting the extended family for a festive feast or packing kids plus pressies into the car and driving home for Christmas, the festive run-up can be an overwhelming experience.
It was once prescribed by doctors as a cure for all manner of ailments and now it seems that wild swimming for health and enjoyment is on the rise again. Nora McElhone takes the plunge.
The word of the night in the Commons on Monday was compromise, which is ironic since that was the element missing from the latest attempt to break parliamentary deadlock over Brexit.
Unless you were one of the 50,000 people the SNP claims to have spoken to over the weekend you may be unaware there was a nationalist ‘Day of Action’ across the country.
Holiday travel is rarely uneventful, particularly if flights are involved, but this year we thought we’d cracked it, with a strategy to circumvent the most likely mishaps.
I know I promised to report on the latest pilgrimage to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, but I am afraid one wrinkly rocker has been eclipsed by four others since then.
During a recent outing to that there Embra Fringe, I enjoyed the usual highlight of such a visit, which is spotting slebs – not on stage, but just going about their business as tourists.
For many of us, close friends and family are key ingredients in a happy life. Unfortunately these close relationships are a luxury that not everyone enjoys.
I bring news of joy and disaster from the latest Penman pilgrimage to see Bruce Springsteen.
What is it? The St Andrews ice-cream parlour is an institution among locals and students alike. A relatively recent renovation has resulted in a cool cafe and adjoining ice-cream parlour styled with retro booths and ice-cream pastels. The lunch menu offers soup, open sandwiches and hot sandwiches and of course an amazing array of sundaes.