In The Running

No, this isn’t a blogpost about running, so keep reading. I’ve been nominated in the Boots Maternity & Infant Awards in the Best Parenting Blog category. Now, obviously I don’t blog to win awards, but it’s so very nice to have what I do here recognised. Last year I won…

Continue reading

Tugging

There’s a part of my hand that hurts, a patch of skin on the back of my hand, near my thumb. It’s exactly where my daughter grips my hand when she wants to drag me somewhere. When you’re four any type of waiting is too much waiting, so she drags…

Continue reading

22 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

rainy-day-activities

It’s an Irish summer. If you’re doing a staycation this year you’ll need: your swimsuit; a warm fleece; suncream and wellies. Rainy days are inevitable, that’s what gives us our beautiful scenery. Don’t let the weather spoil your holidays, embrace it. Remember that there are some activities that can be done…

Continue reading

Making Memories: Kids Can Do It All By Themselves

Are you on Instagram? I am. I enjoy flicking through the perfect photos of the perfect bits of perfect lives. I even more enjoy  the out-takes where  instagrammers share the behind-the-scenes bits in their stories of what was REALLY happening when that perfect photo was taken. I like to see them keeping…

Continue reading

Our Top Family Day Trips on the Algarve

We are not the type of people who sit still too much on holidays so last year when we went to the Algarve we hired a car and got around! We were based in Portimao/Praia da Rocha. Here are our top day trips from the Algarve (in no particular order). Sagres/Cape…

Continue reading

The Unexpected New Craze in my House

Well the fidget spinner thing didn’t last long did it? Having broken most of theirs, them being banned in school and then getting bored (I know, who could have guessed) the fad has run its course.  My kids have a new obsession. (They’ve probably gone off it while I’m typing…

Continue reading

Coconutty Granola Recipe 

In an attempt to eat less cereal and to be generally healthier I started making homemade granola last year. The shop-bought ones are very expensive and tend to be too filled with nuts or seeds for my fussy one who’s the biggest granola fan. This is the recipe we use,…

Continue reading

Our Favourite Family Day Trips in Tuscany

We’ve holidayed in Park Albatros in Coastal Tuscany twice now, in 2012 with two small boys and in  2015 with 3 kids under 7. Given the age of our kids we did a lot of day trips that involved eating ice creams in different places, and very few museums. We are…

Continue reading