The Dinner Files – #5 Tracey from Love of Living Blog

This week Tracey from Love of Living joins us. Tracey is a mum of one, the adorable Billy, as well as blogging she also vlogs,so check out her Youtube channel where she uses the tagline”diary of an honest Irish mammy”. Tracey is also a slimming world hero, winning woman of the year at…

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Tips for Making Swimming Lessons Less Stressful

Ask a parent what’s their least favourite activity to do with their kids and you’ll usually get a resounding chorus of “swimming lessons”. It’s all the getting dressed you see. And the wetness. And the heat in the dressing room as you try to dress one child and argue with…

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The Dinner Files #3 – Life on Hushabye Farm

This week’s dinner files features Elizabeth from Life on Hushabye Farm. I’ve known Elizabeth for a few years now and when I’m not pausing her instagram stories to look at her beautiful house I’m threatening to get in the car and to drive to Offaly for her to feed me.…

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A Love Letter to Gorey

I moved where I live ten years ago last week. We bought a house off the plans, the cumulative result of a few pints of cider, the post-honeymoon blues, a late night email to an estate agent and a strong desire to leave Dublin. We’re country people. The kind that…

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The Dinner Files – #2 Triona from A Little Londoner

Welcome to the second instalment of The Dinner Files. Sharing her dinner tales this week is Triona from A Little Londoner. Triona is a Kerry girl, who spent years in London before moving back to Ireland and is living in Kilkenny with her husband and two children Amelia (3.5) and Harry…

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An Incomplete List of Morning Struggles My Children Experience

The morning is a struggle for the children of this house. Some more than others. Despite being up (of their own accord) before 6am they face a series of challenges, some nearly insurmountable, many of which their inconsiderate parents just don’t seem to appreciate or give sufficient weight to. The children…

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The Dinner Files – #1 Kellie from My Little Bábóg

Further to the big dramatic announcement yesterday here it is, the first interview in my “Dinner Files” series. This is the series where real people tell us about their real dinners. The planned, the unplanned, the prepped, the winging it, the meals out, the takeaways, we’ll cover it all. For…

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Bumbles Family Travels: Tayto Park

We went on our first ever trip to Tayto Park last week. The kids had it on their list of places to go last summer and again this year, but between one thing and another we didn’t get there, so we surprised them with a trip on Sunday morning. I had…

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