Life Goes On

Every now and then when things are floating along nicely something happens to stop you in your tracks. In the midst of pre-communion chaos, one call did it. Check-up. Kept in. Hospital stay. Tests.  Day release for the communion, “one of the great days out of my life” according to…

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Snapshot – June 2019

I decided to do a snapshot post, because, well, they’re easy posts to do but sometimes help me get a handle on things and I found this one that I had written in early June. If I don’t publish it it disappears so I’m going to hit publish and backdate…

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Waterford Greenway with Kids

Over the Easter holidays we took a short break in Dungarvan and spent a few hours on the Waterford Greenway, the disused railway line that has been converted to a cycleway and is a hugely popular amenity. At the time our kids were 5, 8 and 10. Our five-year-old can…

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She is Six

I don’t write a birthday post for each child each year, because life is busy and sometimes birthdays pass us by in a rush. This year, because things are just so hectic and there is so much going on I felt that it was even more important to sit down…

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Stealing A Look

I stole a glance, hoping that he wouldn’t see.  I’ve been warned often enough not to do embarrassing things. There he was among his friends, chatting and laughing, confident. I saw something new, something that’s been around a while  but I’ve been ignoring it, pretending that it’s not there. He’s…

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Weekend City Break in Amsterdam: The Highlights

I recently (February 2019) spent two nights in Amsterdam with some friends on a girls’ weekend away. It was my first time in Amsterdam, and after a great weekend I am determined that it won’t be my last. A weekend isn’t enough to see everything but it’s plenty to take…

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Self Catering Accommodation in Hotel Grounds in Ireland

Sometimes the thoughts of the whole family sharing one room can be, well, a bit much and having a kitchen can make mealtimes easier and more affordable when you’re travelling with the family. Self-catering is the ideal option, but you end up missing out on hotel amenities. The perfect solution…

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Days Out with Kids: Viking Splash Tour, Dublin.

Back around the turn of the millennium, when my husband (then boyfriend) and I shared a duplex with two friends from college, we would be awoken from our slumber on Saturday and Sunday mornings to the roars of “vikings” beneath our bedroom window. Our apartment complex was right beside where…

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Snapshot ~ March 2019

I last did a snapshot post about two years ago- you can read it here. I happened on it lately and liked looking back over that little, well, snapshot of my life then so I decided to do another one, here goes. Listening to rehearsals for the school St Patrick’s…

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