When Christmas Doesn't Quite Go According to Plan.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" Fingers crossed. "'Tis the season to be jolly" What if I'm not? Or the teething toddler isn't? The whole perfectly happy Christmas thing is what we're all striving for. Everyone together. Perfect food. All delighted.  Photos of smiling families in matching outfits on Facebook. Videos of sons … Continue reading When Christmas Doesn't Quite Go According to Plan.

When Christmas Doesn’t Quite Go According to Plan.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" Fingers crossed. "'Tis the season to be jolly" What if I'm not? Or the teething toddler isn't? The whole perfectly happy Christmas thing is what we're all striving for. Everyone together. Perfect food. All delighted.  Photos of smiling families in matching outfits on Facebook. Videos of sons … Continue reading When Christmas Doesn’t Quite Go According to Plan.

Carols and Coincidence

As I walked through the carpark on the way to collect my small girl from playschool on Tuesday festive tunes hung on the air. I continued on my way and the music got louder. Voices, singing, piano accompaniment, coming from the church. I checked the time on my phone, I had exactly 2 minutes. Looking … Continue reading Carols and Coincidence

What These Real Women Really Want For Christmas 2016 – A Gift Guide

My "What These Women Really Want For Christmas" is becoming a regular Christmas thing, so this year  I went back to my trusted contributors to the feature for the third year in a row and asked them what they'd like for Christmas this year. Yet again they introduced me to things I didn't realise that … Continue reading What These Real Women Really Want For Christmas 2016 – A Gift Guide

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. 

Barbie Rainbow Cove Light Show Princess and Blaze Monster Dome: Review

Mattel recently sent us two toys for Christmas 2016 to try out and review. Barbie™ Rainbow Cove Light Show Princess  When you're three and a half and think you're seven you're quite likely to be besotted by Barbie. Sparkly things also feature, and magic. Barbie™ Rainbow Cove Light Show Princess which Mattel provided for us to review, … Continue reading Barbie Rainbow Cove Light Show Princess and Blaze Monster Dome: Review

What’s on TV this Christmas? (2015)

If you're Irish one of the defining Christmas moments is buying the Christmas Bumper Edition of the RTE Guide and checking out what's on TV over the holidays. This year I did it earlier than usual as I was asked to share my recommendations on the Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1. I was … Continue reading What’s on TV this Christmas? (2015)

What's on TV this Christmas? (2015)

If you're Irish one of the defining Christmas moments is buying the Christmas Bumper Edition of the RTE Guide and checking out what's on TV over the holidays. This year I did it earlier than usual as I was asked to share my recommendations on the Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1. I was … Continue reading What's on TV this Christmas? (2015)