A Happy Birthday Surprise with Netflix

Both my sons have September birthdays, eleven days separate them. I’ve been listening to jokes about “having a good Christmas” since early 2008, and frankly I’m over it . With the two boys’ birthdays so close to each other and the competition between them so strong we always try to…

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Cabin Max Kids’ Luggage: Review

The kids are getting to the stage where they want their independence, they want their things to be separate from everyone else’s and they want control over their own bits. This is really highlighted when we travel. We used to pack 2 big bags when we went away, one for…

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5 Netflix Originals to Watch This Weekend

It’s a while since I’ve given you a Netflix update or recommendation so here are 5 Netflix Originals to Watch This Weekend. Netflix doesn’t just stream, it also creates content, like my favourites House of Cards and Stranger Things. Check these ones out hot from the press release with a…

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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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Netflix Summer Picks 2016

The weather hasn’t exactly been amazing so it’s good to have a Netflix standby list for when those outdoor activities are just not going to happen. Here are some of the summer’s Netflix highlights: For the Adults  Stranger Things: This is the one everyone is talking about, and I’m engrossed.…

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A Girls' Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

I spent the weekend before last on a little island. A real-life island,  in a lake, in Co. Fermanagh. It was bliss. Let me tell you about it. On Saturday morning Google Maps told me I’d be driving for 3.5 hours to get to my destination-  Fermanagh and Wexford are a…

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