Snowed in, Snowed under

There were warnings. Lots of them. Joanna and Evelyn told us. We watched every bulletin and waited. It was coming. We bought provisions, bread (obviously), milk, chocolate, water, carbs, biscuits, vegetables to make soup, dinner things. By Tuesday excitement was high. Very high. Would Daddy make it home from London…

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A Week in Dinners – January 2018

I was telling someone about my Week in Dinners series during the week and got quite the surprise when I checked the page and realised that it’s a full year since I shared a Week in Dinners post. If this is your first time reading a week in Dinners post…

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Cork City Break with Kids

Cork City Break with Kids With no holiday abroad planned, and very little planning done for anything else really, a GAA fixture lead us to Cork for our holidays in Summer 2017. The match, played in the newly reopened Páirc Uí Chaoimh was the main attraction (but we lost!)  and…

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Thanks for the Memories Dolores

I moved to Limerick in September 1993, with two new pairs of Penneys’ jeans, some nice tops and not a clue about anything really. I’d never spent any time in Limerick until then and had no affinity for the place. It took me in, the city that’s a lady. I…

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17 from ’17: Looking Back on a Year in Blogging

I’m still eating Celebrations and there’s a well lit tree in the corner of my sitting room so it’s fair to say that I haven’t quite leapt into 2018 yet. Before I do wave goodbye to 2017 fully I’m looking back over my blog life for the last twelve months,…

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What These REAL Women Want for Christmas 2017

Welcome back to the 4th annual Bumbles of Rice What These Real Women Want for Christmas, the antidote to the Christmas Gift Guides in glossy magazines which recommend cashmere scrunchies  for £350 and other frivolous luxuries that nobody either wants nor can afford. This gift guide is brought to you…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for GAA Mad Kids and Teens

Gaelic Games are popular as ever, and if you’ve a kid who’s into it, living and breathing GAA like I do you’ll know that there’s not much room for other interests!  With that in mind, and for my own personal research too, I’ve put together this list of Christmas gift…

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