Snapshot: May 2021

I’ve started treating the snapshot series of blogposts as a way of recording things now, not just to give others an insight into my life but to help remember things myself too. Here’s a snapshot of things right now: Listening  to silence in the house since the kids have gone…

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Wexford: Arthurstown to Duncannon Walking Trail with Kids

FAMILY DAYS OUT IN WEXFORD: ARTHURSTOWN- DUNCANNON COASTAL TRAIL  May 2021: This new trail isn’t fully completed yet but is open to the public. The coastal walk is due to the hard work of some locals, and it is really paying off attracting lots of visitors already. The path travels…

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Cod and Potato Pie

This is a pie that’s like a big potatoey fishcake, as opposed to a creamy one. The fish and potato intermingle. It’s a tasty one. We served with wilted spinach and baked beans (I knew I’d have refusals), peas are a perfect accompaniment. Cod & Potato Pie You’ll need: 6…

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Setting the Lockdown Record Straight

I pride myself on honesty, on not glossing over things. I don’t claim to have a perfect house or a perfect life. I am very aware that I am lucky, and I like to believe that I am aware of my privilege. I don’t use the excuse of being honest…

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Easy Satay Sauce Recipe

I really like Satay sauce but I had no idea how easy it was to make it at home, and even better it uses ingredients that I always have in the cupboard (and fruit bowl). This is enough for one dinner for two adults and three children in our house.…

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Family Christmas TV Recommendations 2020

Christmas TV Recommendations 2020 For the past five years I’ve collated my recommend family Christmas TV viewing and shared it on radio. I won’t be on the radio this year but a number of people have asked me about my Christmas TV picks so I’ve put together a list here.…

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What These Real Women Want for Christmas – 2020

I started this blog back in 2012, and in 2014, sick of reading ridiculous Christmas gift guides I decided to write my own. I enlisted my blogger friends and they dutifully came up with a list of what they wanted for Christmas and “What real women want for Christmas” was…

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