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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Repealed: One Week On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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Save me from the Whinge!

I’m a parent now almost ten years. I’ve the scars to prove it. Along with the joy, the happiness, the sense of pride and achievement I’ve dealt with the downsides too. I like to think I’ve soldiered through well. I’ve battled colic. At least twice. I’ve removed headlice and soothed…

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Days Out: Arigna Mining Experience, Co. Roscommon

Last summer after our Cork trip we spent a few days staying in Sligo with Granny. We decided to continue the holiday vibe and visit some tourist attractions. One unlikely hit was the Arigna Mining Experience in Co. Roscommon, 40km from Sligo Town. The Attraction Arigna was a working mine…

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