One Hundredth Post and a Giveaway

One Hundred. ONE HUNDRED. It’s a big number. A century. Ten decades. Ciarán was thrilled when he could count that far and was surprised that there were numbers after one hundred. Cathal has yet to get past 10, but he’s trying very hard. This is my one hundredth blogpost. It…

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Bumbles of Rice looks back on 2013

Looks like we made it to the other side. We had a food and fun filled Christmas and Santa delivered, I hope yours went well too. So here we are, in the limbo week between Christmas and New Year, the time to eat leftovers and talk about how full you…

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Making Christmas special

Today’s Sun newspaper has a front page “revealing” that Nigella didn’t decorate her own Christmas tree and hired caterers. Did anyone actually think that she did? Shock horror, a successful, wealthy career woman paid people to help her do things she didn’t have time to do! I would too! This…

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Hospital Food Horrors

I’ve been lucky enough to only have spent time in hospital when my three babies were born, so thankfully my experience of hospital food is limited.  However, I had learned enough from my stays for the boys’ births in 2008 and 2010 that before I went in to have my…

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Five Things That Make My Life Easier

I am all about making my life easier, bit by bit. I try to embrace the things I learned from The Happiness Project but it’s probably (definitely) time to dust off my copy and do some revision. Lately as I’m spending more time at home I’m starting to notice and appreciate…

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Bumbles of Nice Things

There are often bits and pieces that I want to share but that I don’t get around to blogging by themselves for one reason or another, so I’ve decided to do a “Bumble Bulletin” to bring all the snippets together and get some bits off my “to blog” list. There’s…

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Every Feed Counts

During my first National Breastfeeding Week as a breastfeeding mum there was a coffee morning at my local Health Centre in place of the usual breastfeeding clinic. I didn’t realise, it was my first time to attend.   I walked in with my baby and saw lots of Mammies chatting,…

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Little Man, Big School

My eldest boy started “big” school on Monday, 8 days before he turns 5.  I wasn’t sure how I would take it but I felt that he’d be fine, he’s a sociable lad, independent and very keen to learn.  He’s been in playschool 5 days a week for the last…

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A Student Sendoff Hamper

My youngest brother starts college next week, following four of five his older siblings off to University of Limerick. I was in first year in UL when Niall was born, and learned of his arrival by telephoning home from a payphone in Quinn’s pub. Twenty years later he’s off retracing…

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