Four: “A weally big age”

Cathal is four today. I wrote last week about how six feels so old, much more than five. This week realise that I feel exactly same about four. Those damned even numbers get me every time. When Cathal turned three it felt like a normal progression, just a number. But four seems like he’s ready … Continue reading

Blog Awards Ireland 2014: Finalist !

Great news, I found out this afternoon that I’ve made it to the finals in the “Best Parenting Blog” category in the Irish Blog Awards. I’m over the moon as I didn’t even make it to the shortlist last year or the year before. And get this, there’s a bonus category for all finalists which … Continue reading


When I was One, I had just begun. When I was Two, I was nearly new. When I was Three I was hardly me. When I was Four, I was not much more. When I was Five, I was just alive. But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever, So I think I’ll … Continue reading

Celebrating the day we became parents

Our eldest son turns six this week. Our firstborn, the one that started the ball rolling and that brought us our ticket on the parenting rollercoaster. There will be cake with candles, and balloons and cards. He will be the centre of the world that whole day, and in a trait he definitely may have … Continue reading

Cowboy Stew

There are a few facts in life about feeding kids, and one that I’ve found to be very true is that they’ll eat nearly anything that contains sausages (or if they won’t eat it, at least they’ll pick the sausages out of it and eat them). I fancied trying something different with sausages this week, … Continue reading

Bouncing back to school again

We’re later going back to school than many, and while our teachers have been slaving away for over a week the students only streamed in this morning to the crowded school yard to start the new term. We dashed in at the last minute, found the class, got into our own new líne next to … Continue reading

Our Electric Picnic 2014 (Take 2)

Here’s my second attempt at posting all about our family friendly Electric Picnic. The first one I didn’t mean to publish as it wasn’t finished but then I clicked “publish” by accident, so I deleted it. If you’re one of the couple of people who noticed and were devastated that it didn’t work, here you … Continue reading