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

Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Over the last few years it seemed like everyone we knew was going on holidays to Portugal. We’d been once, about 10 years ago, as a couple without kids and hadn’t gone back since. We decided this year (well, early last year when we were booking)  after our last two holidays were both in Italy, in the … Continue reading Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Looking for something to do this May Bank Holiday weekend in Wexford? 

It might be Baltic out but it's still the May Bank Holiday weekend, and judging by the traffic on the n11 tonight you must all have come to lovely Wexford for the weekend. If you have here's a few things to do: Wells House have a Knights and Princesses Party on Sunday. Read all about … Continue reading Looking for something to do this May Bank Holiday weekend in Wexford? 

Things that make my life easier: No. 3.    

After an odd overnight here and there over the years this year my husband started having to travel a bit more with work. In our finely-tuned (ahem) routine of pick-ups and drop-offs this spelled chaos and took a lot of planning to make sure that the kids weren't left uncollected or un-dropped off ever. This … Continue reading Things that make my life easier: No. 3.    

Our Family Holiday 2015 Report: Park Albatros, Tuscany.

Our Holidays 2015- Park Albatros, Tuscany, Italy We booked our summer holiday before Christmas last year (in fact it was the year before), at that crazy busy time of year, but when the 30% off discounts were expiring. We'd had such a great holiday the last time that we were abroad in 2012 (read about … Continue reading Our Family Holiday 2015 Report: Park Albatros, Tuscany.

Holidaying around Gorey with Kids (2015 edition)

I was recently asked by a parent of two kids aged 4 and 6 for holiday recommendations for their upcoming holiday in the area. She got me on a good day and I sent her a long email with my list, I didn't realise quite how long until I stopped typing.  When I re-read it I … Continue reading Holidaying around Gorey with Kids (2015 edition)

Bikini Body Blues

I'm just back from twelve days of glorious sunshine on a campsite in Tuscany. Our trip involved sun, pools, ice-cream and all the carbs. (I'm not one to avoid carbs as a rule but in 12 days I have transformed to 95% carb.) We booked the holiday before Christmas, just in time for the January magazines to tell … Continue reading Bikini Body Blues

19 Reasons Why It's Perfectly OK Being Home In Rainy Ireland in July and Not Still on Holiday 

       It's July, technically summer but here on the western fringes of Europe it's 13 degrees and raining.  We are just back from holiday, our first trip abroad in three years (more about that in later blogposts).  Earlier this week in Italy we had temperatures of 35 degrees so we're finding it a … Continue reading 19 Reasons Why It's Perfectly OK Being Home In Rainy Ireland in July and Not Still on Holiday