A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

Back when we had two children we used to go on hotel breaks with the kids every year. We’d  use our supermarket tokens to bag a bargain and visited Westport, Cork, Limerick, and Carlow among others. However, since Laoise was born three-and-a-half years ago we’ve gone twice, for a short summer…

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Netflix Summer Picks 2016

The weather hasn’t exactly been amazing so it’s good to have a Netflix standby list for when those outdoor activities are just not going to happen. Here are some of the summer’s Netflix highlights: For the Adults  Stranger Things: This is the one everyone is talking about, and I’m engrossed.…

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A Girls' Weekend at Lusty Beg Island: Review

I spent the weekend before last on a little island. A real-life island,  in a lake, in Co. Fermanagh. It was bliss. Let me tell you about it. On Saturday morning Google Maps told me I’d be driving for 3.5 hours to get to my destination-  Fermanagh and Wexford are a…

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Netflix Stream Team Update June

It’s been a while since I posted a Netflix Stream Team Update so here’s some news from Netflix world: For the adults:  Orange is the New Black Season 4 debuted on Friday, June 17 Absolutely Fabulous Series 1-5 is now available, get nostalgic with Patsy and Eddie Titanic is available…

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What If? A Book to Help Kids Every Day

It’s hard to give your kids all the answers, be it to the thousands of questions they ask daily, or the ones that they haven’t thought of yet that might help them in sticky situation. A friend contacted me recently to ask if I’d like to review a book that…

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Review and Giveaway: Get Crafty by Ali Coghlan

  I often get books in for review, and I try to look at them promptly to get the review published but this one kept disappearing. I found my five-year-old planning his birthday party out of it, and then discovered my seven-year-old long after bedtime re-writing his favourite crafts from…

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The Kids Take Over the Blog for Netflix 

Netflix’s  latest challenge to streamteamers is to have the kids write a post, to mark Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day. I’m pretty busy watching House of Cards so I’m OK with that. Since it’s a competition all the kids wanted in on the action. The younger two did videos…

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