Algarve Family Holiday: Zoomarine – worth the money?

We had a few ideas of things we wanted to do when we were on holiday in the Algarve but some places we couldn’t escape at all. Everywhere we went we were bombarded by Zoomarine ads, fliers, billboards, photos of dolphins and people in life jackets hugging them. We’d decided we’d…

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A 48 Hour City Break in Paris: Days 2 and 3 

I went on a 48 hour city break to Paris with two friends way back in October. We’d all been there before so we had a pretty laid back itinerary, yet we still seem to have covered so much. To read all about our first day including the fab central…

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Cinderella Train at Rathwood, Co. Carlow: Review

We were recently invited to review the Cinderella Train and Tea Party at Rathwood, just outside Tullow in County Carlow. The event is aimed at the under 9s and a fortunate clashing party invitation meant that my eight-going-on-twelve year old stayed home with Dad while I brought my six year…

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Days Out: Cliffs of Moher Experience, Co. Clare

On the very last day of 2016  we found ourselves in Ennis. (It wasn’t a surprise, we’d travelled there the day before, crossing the country for a friend’s family-friendly 40th birthday party.) We stayed at a hotel that would be retro if it wasn’t all the original decor and enjoyed…

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A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

Sometimes, things happen for a reason. Other times, things happen and you wonder what the reason was. Back in February my friend who lives in the USA was visiting and told us that she  she would be attending a conference in Paris in October, and over a wine-fuelled dinner three…

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Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

As a family we are sometimes are stuck in our ways. If we like something, we don’t see any need to change it, and then, well it sort of becomes a “thing” and then we can’t change it. Take Santa visits for example. Last year (well, every year since 2010…

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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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