My Favourite Five

I've been blogging now for 4-and-a-half years, and in that time I have written 428 posts including this one. That's a lot of time spent writing. Of those 428 there are 90 that contain recipes and 70 reviews. There are attempts at humour and lists, hints and advice. The posts I like the most tend to … Continue reading My Favourite Five

We've Lost Sight of What Beautiful Really Means

Eat yourself beautiful. Decorate beautifully. Feeling the pressure to be beautiful? To have a beautiful home? To live a beautiful life? To wear beautiful clothes? To buy beautiful things? When I was a child beautiful was a word used that was used to describe princesses and film stars, real people were pretty or attractive, maybe … Continue reading We've Lost Sight of What Beautiful Really Means

We’ve Lost Sight of What Beautiful Really Means

Eat yourself beautiful. Decorate beautifully. Feeling the pressure to be beautiful? To have a beautiful home? To live a beautiful life? To wear beautiful clothes? To buy beautiful things? When I was a child beautiful was a word used that was used to describe princesses and film stars, real people were pretty or attractive, maybe … Continue reading We’ve Lost Sight of What Beautiful Really Means

What's in my bag? Yes, I was surprised too

I’m known for being honest, for baring all and being open. I've shown you my make-up free face, my untidy car, vignettes of a far from picture-perfect life. Today, thanks to a linky I'm going to share the contents of my handbag. (Don't worry, I won't make you touch them.) I’ve two handbags on the go usually, … Continue reading What's in my bag? Yes, I was surprised too

What’s in my bag? Yes, I was surprised too

I’m known for being honest, for baring all and being open. I've shown you my make-up free face, my untidy car, vignettes of a far from picture-perfect life. Today, thanks to a linky I'm going to share the contents of my handbag. (Don't worry, I won't make you touch them.) I’ve two handbags on the go usually, … Continue reading What’s in my bag? Yes, I was surprised too

Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby's First Christmas This time of year I just love spending time with the boys wandering around aisles full of toys and watching their reactions as they try them all out. Ciarán runs ahead, with Cathal in close pursuit, shouting "Mammy can we press the toys?". Santa will be visiting our … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

A Mumble about Bumbles

Wondering where the name for the blog came from? Here's a mumble about the bumbles. "Is it Chinese night?" In August last year I went back to work with a five-day working week and a long commute. In those early weeks, when we were finding our feet and gradually filling the freezer, Friday night became … Continue reading A Mumble about Bumbles