Some Read Aloud Bedtime Story Recommendations

  I asked on twitter recently for recommendations for books to read to the boys at bedtime. (Yes, I’m on twitter, if you’d like to follow me- see the button in the right column with a list of my recent, and entirely fascinating tweets or just check me out here…

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Playtime: an Icy Rescue Mission

I follow Happy Hooligans on Facebook and I’m forever saving cool activities that they do. I loved the look of this one – Ice Age Bin so a couple of weeks ago when the sun was shining brightly I filled a plastic box about the size of a shoebox with…

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Seven things to do in Wexford with kids

If you’re lucky enough to be holidaying in Wexford this year you might like this little list I’ve put together of some of our favourite things to do around Wexford town. Enjoy, and if you’ve any questions just comment below, or better still tell me all the good stuff that…

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Rainy Day Activity: Cheat's Art project

The boys love “getting creative” (honestly, they actually say that!) but the mess can get too much for me. It’s not every day that I can face glue and glitter. If this is how you feel too read on for a way to keep everyone happy! We picked up these…

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Mint Aero Slices

Mint Aero Slices (formerly traybake) for the Great Irish Bake in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital We had a bake sale in work this week, as part of the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Hospital, a great cause. I was really blown away by the generosity of my…

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Days Out: Avondale House and Forest Park

Avondale House and Forest Park About an hour south of Dublin, just outside Rathdrum in County Wicklow lies Avondale House and Forest Park.  The first time I was ever there was on a school tour when I was in third class (aged 9), we visited the house which was the…

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Wild and Slow 2012 in Macreddin Village

Wild and Slow 2012 in Macreddin Village Last weekend I went up the windy Wicklow roads to Macreddin Village in Wicklow to briefly check out the Wild And Slow festival being held there. Now, the closest I’ve ever come to foraging is picking blackberries but I was curious to find…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas This time of year I just love spending time with the boys wandering around aisles full of toys and watching their reactions as they try them all out. Ciarán runs ahead, with Cathal in close pursuit, shouting “Mammy can we press the toys?”.…

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Beef and Chorizo Stew

Stew is the food of winter days, coming home from school and a big plate of it for dinner, with pools of butter in the mash, I can still taste it.  The key to a good stew I think is to cook it slowly so that the meat is really…

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