21 Experiences to Gift Families this Christmas

I am a firm believer in reducing clutter and not just giving people “stuff” for Christmas. I’m also a big fan of a good day out, so with that dual purpose I’ve put together this list of Christmas gift ideas for families that are vouchers for doing things as opposed…

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Review and Giveaway: Ghostbus Kids’ Tour from DoDublin

We were recently invited to review the Ghostbus Kids’ Tour from DoDublin. They’re the crowd that have done the done the adult version for years, and I’d often meant to take it, but I softened. The new offering is a child-friendly ghost tour, done on “the Ghost Bus”. We’d never…

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Christmas Gift Guide: What to Buy Teenagers

I have only one teenager to buy a Christmas gift for, yet I struggle to choose what to get him and end up just asking him or his parents for inspiration. (There’s a lot to be said for that approach!) Here are some ideas of what to get teenagers for…

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Halloween 2019: 28 Family Days Out

Midterm break is fast approaching and many families are trying to plan their days to avoid some of the cries of “I’m boooored”. If your children try this on my first recommendation is  to follow my guide here.  If you do decide to venture outside the house and engage in…

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Hotels in Ireland for Families of Six

Hotels in Ireland with rooms for families of six It can be difficult to find hotel accommodation in Ireland as a family of six. Most hotels require that you book two rooms, which doubles the bill. Here is a list of hotels that I have independently checked that can accommodate…

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Hotel Review: Park Hotel, Dungarvan

Park Hotel Dungarvan

We have spent time as a couple in Dungarvan in the past and I had been keen to bring the kids as I knew there was loads to do in the area. We booked a 2BB & 1 Dinner Easter Deal online on The Park Hotel Dungarvan website, there’s an…

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Review: Fiesa Sand Sculpting, The Algarve

We had seen many many signs for Fiesa Sandsculpting on both our trips to the Algarve and it looked impressive. So, on a very hot day in July 2018 we decided to go visit. It’s located near Lagoa, which is between the bigger towns of Albufeira and Portimao. We drove…

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Life Goes On

Every now and then when things are floating along nicely something happens to stop you in your tracks. In the midst of pre-communion chaos, one call did it. Check-up. Kept in. Hospital stay. Tests.  Day release for the communion, “one of the great days out of my life” according to…

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Snapshot – June 2019

I decided to do a snapshot post, because, well, they’re easy posts to do but sometimes help me get a handle on things and I found this one that I had written in early June. If I don’t publish it it disappears so I’m going to hit publish and backdate…

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