It was 7.45pm. We were driving back from a hurling match 25 minutes’ drive from our house. I’d left the house just after 7 that morning, had worked 8-4 then left work, called to the house to collect my five-year-old’s football gear and the sandwiches (that my husband had made the night before) and drink… More Whose Job Is The Most Important?
When someone else offers to cook dinner I always accept, so when my five-and-a-half year old asked if he could I thought it would be giving a bad example not to let him. Together we chose a recipe that (a) he would eat and (b) he would be able to cook without too much intervention,… More Cathal’s Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake
As back-to-school looms I find myself giving unsolicited advice about school supplies to anyone who will listen. As is often the case, this advice tends to take the negative turn, with words like “crap” and “not worth a shite” cropping up. I call it cautionary advice, or helping others learn from my mistakes. So, to… More The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Recommendations List
Travel and adventure starts at home, so last week I brought the boys (in fact, the extended family) to visit the main attraction in my home village, a place I worked for a month on a student job scheme in the 1990’s. Duncannon Fort is tucked in a prime position in the village, between the… More Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort
We’re in a shopping centre, I’m pushing my daugher in her buggy and we’re chattering away. She stops talking and suddenly wails, pointing at another child who has passed us. “That girl has a lollipop why don’t I?”. I deal with it in a motherly way (No, I don’t rush to buy her a lollipop). I… More Do You Constantly Compare Yourself To Others? Read On
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. It’s set in the 1980’s… More Netflix Summer Picks 2016
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 long way apart. I broke… More A Girls’ Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review