Aran Islands Daytrip from Doolin with Kids

Day trip to the Aran Islands  I’d wanted to go to the Aran Islands for years, but never quite managed it. When we stayed in Clifden a few years ago we had intended to visit but between one thing and another we didn’t get around to it. It’s too far…

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Tips for visiting Gardaland Theme Park, Lake Garda

We visited Gardaland when we stayed at Camping Bella Italia in 2019. (Read all about that trip here) There are a number of theme parks nearby, we chose to visit  Gardaland. There’s tons to do for all ages in the park, just pick the right bits for your adrenalin appetite!…

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Camping Bella Italia: Family Holiday Review and Tips

In the  summer of 2019 we finally visited Bella Italia in the Lake Garda area of Italy. I say finally as I’d been fascinated by Lake Garda and Bella Italia campsite for a few years, in part inspired by watching other bloggers’ holidays.  I’d heard that it books up fast,…

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What these real women want for Christmas 2021

Well here we are again, another year older, another year sicker of covid and masks and all those things. Another year of gift guides telling people that what we really want is fur-lined loafers and €500 eye cream. Cashmere bed socks might be the last word in luxury but there…

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Days Out: Family Trip to the Saltee Islands

The Saltee Islands lie off the South Wexford coast, visible from Kilmore Quay and the main Wexford – Duncannon road. I’ve seen them regularly them since I was a child but they were like a mythical place to me that I’d never been to. We finally got there this summer,…

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Days Out: Colin Glen Gruffalo Trail, Belfast

BELFAST: Colin Glen Gruffalo Walk The Gruffalo walk at Colin Glen is a walk through a (deep dark) wood in Belfast. The walk is dotted with statues of characters from Julia Donaldson’s much-loved children’s book “The Gruffalo”. Crucially for young children they’re in the correct order. Follow the yellow footsteps…

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