The Move

If you follow me on social channels as they call them these days like Instagram or Facebook you’ll have noticed that the background to my photos has changed recently. There’s a reason for that. We moved house at the end of June, it was so busy with end of school and going…

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There’s Always One (2016)

Three kids. But there’s always one. One who pushes my buttons. One who shrieks at a pitch that sends me over the edge. One that wants “up on you lap”. One that refuses to talk. One that refuses to stop talking. One that won’t wash their hands, One that’s germophobic…

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15 Eat At Home Lunch Ideas

I’m at home for my lunch four days a week, so you’d think that I would have the lunchtime menu sorted, but no, more often than not I make boring sandwiches reminiscent of the ones from that Philadelphia ad from the 80’s (the ones with no Phildelphia) . With that in…

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Ten

I remember so well the first time I saw you. Your little head slightly squished from your fraught arrival, covered in a mop of blonde hair. She handed you to me, wrapped in your blue hospital blanket, “a big lad”she told me. You still are. I held you tight and…

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Flexible Working – How, Why and Why Not?

Flexible working, the holy grail of workers. The reason to move jobs. The most sought after benefit. Working when and where  suits you, getting the job done, being judged not on time spent sitting at a desk but work produced. The dream.  It’s the thing (you tell yourself) that will…

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A Week in Dinners: Getting Out of Our Summer Rut

It’s been a crazy few weeks, spanning into months really at this stage. We’ve had the heatwave, the usual end of term silly season, camps, our lovely holiday to Portugal, and in the middle of it all we moved house. We’ve been packing and unpacking boxes for what seems like…

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Bumbles Family Travels: Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow

When you’re thinking of somewhere to bring the kids on a daytrip a derelict stately home isn’t the first place that would spring to mind, yet here’s another Sunday Adventure based in one. (This one is a favourite too) We’ve visited Altamont Gardens, between Bunclody and Ballon in Co. Carlow…

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Repealed: One Week On

A week has passed. Realisation still comes slowly. We did this. The Eighth Amendment is gone. The women of Ireland have reclaimed our bodily autonomy. The shame is lifting. The moment of the exit poll being announced was surreal. Could it really be? Another, thunder stolen by the first, was…

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