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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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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