Netflix November Update

Who needs an excuse to draw the curtains and curl up on the couch at this time of year? Grab the cosy blanket, reach around for the apple tv remote (try between the cushions on the couch) and get streaming on Netflix. Need inpsiration? Here are some shows that are…

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A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

Back when we had two children we used to go on hotel breaks with the kids every year. We’d  use our supermarket tokens to bag a bargain and visited Westport, Cork, Limerick, and Carlow among others. However, since Laoise was born three-and-a-half years ago we’ve gone twice, for a short summer…

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A Week in Dinners – November 2016

Week in Dinners is sort of the opposite of Meal Planning. You see, I’ve never been great at planning in advance for dinners,  as I either change my mind or I get delayed in work or traffic and I change what I had planned as time is too short, or…

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My Favourite Five

I’ve been blogging now for 4-and-a-half years, and in that time I have written 428 posts including this one. That’s a lot of time spent writing. Of those 428 there are 90 that contain recipes and 70 reviews. There are attempts at humour and lists, hints and advice. The posts I…

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The Dinner Files – #7 Lucy from Learnermama

Today we’re talking to Lucy from Learnermama.com about her family’s diners. Lucy is a mum of three who’s always on the go and as well as her Learnermama blog she runs a fanstastic website on c-sections – csectionmums.com Tell us about dinner time in your house- what time is it, where…

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Five Family Walks To Enjoy the Autumn Colours

If summer is a time to be by the beach then Autumn sends us to the woods. Is there a sound more satisfying than the crunch of bronze leaves underfoot? Here are six of our favourite Autumn walks worth checking out before the leaves all fall and turn to mush.…

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The Dinner Files – #6 Jolene from One Yummy Mummy

This week’s guest for The Dinner Files is Jolene from One Yummy Mummy blog. Jolene is a passionate cook and knows a thing or two about feeding children, with a background in childcare and a love of cooking. Thanks so much for taking part Jolene.   The Questions Tell us…

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Award Winning Blogger 

I’ve had this blog on the go since June 2012, and over the years I’ve entered various blog awards competitions. My success in some of these competitions has been dependent on you the reader voting for me. I hate begging for votes, I do know that it’s irritating and I…

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We've Lost Sight of What Beautiful Really Means

Eat yourself beautiful. Decorate beautifully. Feeling the pressure to be beautiful? To have a beautiful home? To live a beautiful life? To wear beautiful clothes? To buy beautiful things? When I was a child beautiful was a word used that was used to describe princesses and film stars, real people…

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12 Family Friendly Halloween Days Out

It’s the time of year for pumpkins and ghouls, so to be seasonal here’s a list of some Halloween themed days out and activities that have come to my attention. I always feel the need to do something pumpkiny around this time of year before the leaf-kicking walks really kick…

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