The Taste of Summers Past

I laugh and then groan when I see the supermarket brochures and newspaper features about “Summer Eating”. I mean, we eat all year round don’t we? After my initial chuckle my mind wanders to think about what summer eating is to me, what dishes I suddenly hanker after as soon…

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Our Bumble of Pink turns one.

Twelve months ago today our bumble of pink entered the world. Miss Laoise, Leeshy Lou, Elle, Lou-Lee, Leeshkins, Lou-Doo, Missy Lou Lou, Monkey Girl, Little Miss Divil, she answers to them all, or rather giggles and ignores, then crawls away at breakneck speed waiting for us to catch up, turning…

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Are we really doing things the wrong way around?

If you’ve been on social media at all today you’ll have noticed a bit of a furore around an interview with Kirstie Allsopp, presenter of Location, Location, Location. She’s not one for keeping quiet on issues that bother her and regularly takes to Twitter to protest about whatever’s on her…

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Mother’s Day Past

Mother’s Day means a different thing to me these days than it did when I wasn’t a mother myself. Back in the 1980’s when I was growing up, as the eldest of six children (although the youngest 2 are ’90s kids) I took it upon myself to organise the Mother’s…

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My Barefaced Life- Sharing the Truth about Life

The “no makeup selfies” trend which has raised much needed funds for cancer charities across Ireland and the UK this week has social media in the spotlight again. Women posted self portraits of their makeup free faces and donated to charity, then nominated other friends to do the same. The…

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My Favourite (baby) Age of All

Our small girl has just turned nine months old, three whole quarters of a year. At nine months, she’s now lived in the real world for as long as I carried her. We can’t remember a time before she arrived, before the pink descended and colonised, before the talks of…

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A Bumbles Bulletin

There are lots of things that I want to share but haven’t gotten around to, again so here’s a little roundup, a bulletin of sorts to get them all off of my list (and my conscience). Irish Seven Summits Our friend Paul Devaney from Killoe in Longford is off to…

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A Tantrum Hero and some Lessons Learned

This morning I told a friend that I thought my three year old had really turned a corner, that he had more of a handle on his emotions and that he had gone almost a week without throwing a tantrum. I was delighted that he had matured so much, even…

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A Bit of “Mammy and Me” Time

We went on our “midterm holidays” last week, a sleepover in Granny’s- “Mama says that we can stay TWO nights” Cathal told anyone who would listen excitedly. Getting up the first morning the sun was shining so we decided to go for a walk on the beach and survey the…

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One Hundredth Post and a Giveaway

One Hundred. ONE HUNDRED. It’s a big number. A century. Ten decades. Ciarán was thrilled when he could count that far and was surprised that there were numbers after one hundred. Cathal has yet to get past 10, but he’s trying very hard. This is my one hundredth blogpost. It…

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