A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

Sometimes, things happen for a reason. Other times, things happen and you wonder what the reason was. Back in February my friend who lives in the USA was visiting and told us that she  she would be attending a conference in Paris in October, and over a wine-fuelled dinner three of us agreed to go … Continue reading A 48-Hour City Break in Paris: Day 1

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Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

As a family we are sometimes are stuck in our ways. If we like something, we don't see any need to change it, and then, well it sort of becomes a "thing" and then we can't change it. Take Santa visits for example. Last year (well, every year since 2010 in fact) we went to … Continue reading Santa Visit at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 

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 holiday when she was a … Continue reading A Family Break in Galway – The Connacht Hotel Review 

Five Family Walks To Enjoy the Autumn Colours

If summer is a time to be by the beach then Autumn sends us to the woods. Is there a sound more satisfying than the crunch of bronze leaves underfoot? Here are six of our favourite Autumn walks worth checking out before the leaves all fall and turn to mush. Each walk is short and … Continue reading Five Family Walks To Enjoy the Autumn Colours

12 Family Friendly Halloween Days Out

It's the time of year for pumpkins and ghouls, so to be seasonal here's a list of some Halloween themed days out and activities that have come to my attention. I always feel the need to do something pumpkiny around this time of year before the leaf-kicking walks really kick off, so here are some … Continue reading 12 Family Friendly Halloween Days Out

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 been slightly reluctant on a … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Tayto Park

Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort 

Travel and adventure starts at home, so last week I brought the boys (in fact, the extended family) to visit the main attraction in my home village, a place I worked for a month on a student job scheme in the 1990's. Duncannon Fort is tucked in a prime position in the village, between the … Continue reading Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort