The following chat took place with a good friend who is finding it difficult to come to terms with my lack of Strictly Come Dancing engagement this season. This is because I can’t bear to watch on my own without the Student.
An Angus woman who battled a terminal illness long enough to give birth has died aged 32.
Andy Murray and wife Kim are celebrating the birth of a second daughter.
A solicitor has been jailed for swindling more than £269,000 from his own aunt after being put in charge of her finances.
Parenting can be a costly business. It can be tricky to stick to a budget when you're constantly refilling the fridge and buying the kids the next size up in shoes. And, with the expense of Halloween just behind us and Christmas on the horizon, mums and dads will be wondering how they are going to budget for the next few months.
Against my better judgment, I have finally succumbed to the national obsession with pictures of cute animals. I only admitted it to myself after asking the owner of some type of pug dog with a sticky-out tongue (the dog, not the owner) if I could take a picture of it “for my daughter”. It is now my phone screen wallpaper.
One hundred years ago, a brilliant thinker called D’Arcy Thompson at the University of Dundee published his book, On Growth and Form. Giving up nature’s secrets, it looks inside things and examines their structures and cells.
Some interesting observations on what to expect when your children have left home follow. These are a result of first-hand experience gained over the last couple of weeks since the Student started uni:
So the Teenager has now become the Student.
A dedicated Angus trucker made his final poignant journey on the back of his lorry from the fleet in which he completed a lifelong love affair with the open road.