Recipe: Choc Chip Coconut Oat Bars

Choc Chip Coconut Oat Bars My children love Nature Valley Bars and Flahavans chocolate chips but they’re expensive. This is the closest I’ve ever gotten to making similar at home. SAVE this now, you’ll definitely want to make it again. Based on a Mary Berry recipe for Coconut Crackerjacks, this…

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Hello 2023!

Hello! Welcome to 2023’s posts, I didn’t do a roundup post for last year but as I think about it, I realise that I wasn’t great at updating my blog as I went along during the year with various trips and adventures. I’m going to make a better effort this…

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Laoise’s Peppermint Candy Cane Fudge

Laoise’s peppermint candy cane fudge This is a perfect homemade gift for the kids to make. (Inspired by @fitwaffle Easter Fudge) Ingredients1 can condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)500g milk chocolate1 teaspoon peppermint extract/essenceCrushed Candy canes for decoration 🎄Line a 8×8 tin with baking paper🎄Break the chocolate into pieces and put…

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What these real women want for Christmas 2022

It’s that time of year- the one where I pester my pals to share what they want for  Christmas and I turn it into a blogpost filled with inspiration, and in reality I end up wanting loads of the stuff too. I know that there are husbands, children, friends and…

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Snapshot – October 2022

It’s been a while and I’ve lots to share about our adventures this year but to kick it off here’s a little snapshot post to get me back in the game. I’ll probably slot the adventures posts into where they belong chronologically too so this may not make much sense…

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Daytrips: Armagh Observatory & Planetarium

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium in Armagh City is open since 1968 but I first heard of it around five years ago and have wanted to go ever since. We finally made it in August  2022 when we spent the hottest weekend of the year in Monaghan, before the return to…

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Bumbles of Rice is Ten!

Yes, it’s ten years today since my first post was published. It was written on my couch in my “old house”, amid piles of post-holiday laundry. Back then I had two small boys who went to bed early and a husband who worked late and my blog was my evening…

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City Break with Kids in Paris – February 2022

I’ve always had a soft spot for Paris. I lived there for eight months when I was eighteen, as part of my language requirement for my degree. When I lived there I had less than no money, my job came with accommodation and pocket money pay. I made my tiny…

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Snapshot: January 2022

This January I am mostly not making resolutions. Here’s a little January update. Listening to…music practice. My daughter has recently taken up concertina and loves it so is practising loads. I’ve had very little music playing otherwise, enjoying the quietness. Watching After Life on Netflix. I avoided Ricky Gervais’ series…

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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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