25 things to see and do in Wexford with kids

Since we are currently confined to our county borders I’ve been thinking a lot about the wealth of things to see and do within my home county of Wexford. I’ve put together this list of some of the best family friendly things to do in the county, whether you’re living…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Volume 4

Lockdown continues and so does my lockdown diary.  I’m not really sure if anyone is interested in reading, but a lot of the purpose of a blog is to record things, so I’m doing that for me here. Saturday April 18th Another Saturday hanging around at home in our 2km…

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Fourteen Great Family Holiday Destinations in Ireland

kiltennel beach

Due to circumstances beyond our control it looks like staycations will be the most popular summer holiday this year. As a family we’ve holidayed all around Ireland and know what works for families, so here are some of our favourite family holiday destinations in Ireland, in no particular order. This…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Volume 3

Welcome to the third instalment of my lockdown diaries, or covid-19 diary, which I have simply called a diary of unprecedented times because who knows what will happen next! You  might notice that I have moved away from Roman Numerals in the title as it sounds like this series may…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Vol II

Let’s pick up where we left off in Volume I. Friday, March 27th I’m exhausted though and don’t wake til 10.30am. My last day of taking steroids and I am starting to feel stronger. By the time I come downstairs the kids are at the kitchen table in pyjamas doing…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Vol I

As I sit on my couch and type this I think about everything that has happened in the last few months. Two months ago I was in Richmond, Virginia visiting my friend. Today, I’m supposed to stay within 2km of my house unless my journey is essential. All local shops…

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Snapshot – March 2020

I’ve been meaning to blog for a while. I have lots of ideas, day trips, observations about my children as they grow up right before my eyes, lists of things. But I was sick, for what seemed like ages. Just as I would get better I’d relapse. Then I was…

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Our Holiday Plans for 2020 with Canvas Holidays

I like to get in early with booking my holidays, I love to have something to look forward to. Last year we booked almost a year in advance, so as soon as we got home from Bella Italia this year (OK, full disclosure I may have googled from the deck…

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2019 – A Lookback

Every year I do a lookback on the highlights of the past year, using headings that originate from a long ago linky. 2019 had lots of great memories, I’ll get to them in a moment. Because,  for me, forevermore, 2019 will be the year that my dad died. He died…

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What These Real Women Want for Christmas 2019

When I first blogged about what real women want for Christmas back in 2014 I never thought that 5 years later I’d be saying welcome to the  SIXTH annual essential gift guide for real women. The guide, quite possibly inadvertently, has had a name change, it started out being called…

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