Days Out: Titanic Belfast with small children

  We’re regular visitors to Belfast to see Grandad but haven’t really explored the city or its sights much, so over Easter we decided to address this. Titanic Belfast was top of the list of sights to check out. (OK, I wrote the list, but that’s my prerogative). I wasn’t…

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A Winter Walk at Powerscourt Waterfall

We planned to meet my brother Patrick with Charlene and Jack today, they were going to come visit us, but with such a lovely day and the fact that we didn’t fancy tidying up for visitors we decided to meet somewhere in the middle to let the kids play while…

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New to Netflix: Turbo FAST

As you may have gathered from my previous posts and tweets, my kids love to watch TV. We’ve had Netflix since last Christmas, and while the boys love their “live” TV on wet afternoons after school we often pan out on the couch together in front of Netflix and watch…

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Getting in the Christmas mood at Winterval

You know the feeling, it’s early December, the Christmas tunes are on every radio station, the shops are full and every business known to man tells you that they’ve “got the ideal gift this Christmas”. You’ve bought lots of presents, got the Wise Man costume for the five year old,…

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Beach Days

The kids (I can’t say boys any more since little miss Laoise arrived) and I have decamped to my parents’ place, the house I grew up in in sunny seaside Duncannon to take advantage of our little heatwave (and the childcare assistance) for a few days. We went to the…

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A Wexford Feast

I am a proud Wexford woman, having been born and reared in the county to Wexford born parents, a purebred no less.  I was even careful enough to ensure that my own children have the all important “Place of Birth: Wexford” on their passports and I’ve been known to say…

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Rainy Day Activity: National Sealife Centre Bray

The National Sealife Centre, Bray. We had planned to go to the Zoo on the Monday of our week off in September, but a weather alert changed our minds.  A friend had mentioned the aquarium in Bray as a good rainy day activity and since it’s only 45 minutes away…

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Days Out: Santa at Kia Ora Mini Farm

Santa at Kia Ora Mini Farm It’s not that we are unoriginal or unimaginative or anything,  but the last three years we have gone to see Santa at Kia Ora Mini Farm. The first year we went because there was snow and it was nearby, plus we had a teeny…

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