25 09, 2016

Slimming World Survival Guide – #1

By | September 25th, 2016|Food, slimming world, Uncategorized, weightloss|4 Comments

Hi Guys,   I got such a great response from my last blog post about losing 52 pounds in 52 weeks. I wanted to firstly thank you all for being so lovely. It gave me such a boost and knowing that I can help motivate someone else is really important to me. I thought I [...]

20 09, 2016

Losing 52 Pounds In 52 Weeks & Winning Woman Of The Year – Slimming World

By | September 20th, 2016|Food, slimming world, Uncategorized, weightloss|18 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I found out the wonderful news that I was nominated for Woman Of The Year at my Slimming World group. It was a total honour and it all felt a bit surreal because the very first week I joined the group a year previously it happened to be the week [...]

12 06, 2016

Bloom In The Park 2016

By | June 12th, 2016|bloom, bloom in the park, festival, Food, review|0 Comments

Like most families in Ireland we live for the weekend. I really look forward to spending quality time together as a family and my perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday is at some kind of outdoor event that involves food and an opportunity for Billy to run around and burn off some of [...]

18 11, 2015

Weightloss Journey – Revisited – I’ve Lost 22.5 Pounds!

By | November 18th, 2015|Food, me time, Recipe, weightloss, wellness|2 Comments

Sure look, I am not alone here when I say that I have pretty much yo yo dieted for all of my adult life. I would lose a bit, gain a bit, and somehow end up with more weight on me than I had when I started. It's a familiar cycle for many of us. That [...]

16 08, 2015

GIVEAWAY – WIN A CHILLY MOO FROZEN YOGHURT HAMPER

By | August 16th, 2015|competition, Food, frozen yoghurt, giveaway, prize, win|16 Comments

In this house we are massive fans of sweet treats that don't contain lots of nasties. I think it's important for Billy to develop a healthy relationship with food and treats are very much a part of that in my opinion. Once he's eating lots of fresh food, fruit and vegetables with plenty of nutrients then [...]

27 04, 2015

Review – L’Escale Restaurant at The Hodson Bay Hotel

By | April 27th, 2015|athlone, Food, hodson bay hotel, restaurant, review, Travel|0 Comments

I had heard really good things about The Hodson Bay Hotel. It comes highly recommended for families, couples, and friends. They have everything covered it seems. When we go to a hotel we usually like to venture outside for our meals. We explore the local towns, do a bit of online research and try to find [...]

6 03, 2015

Eating Out With A Baby

By | March 6th, 2015|cooking, Dublin, eating out, Food, restaurant, review, Travel, weaning|4 Comments

I've had a few comments lately from people who were surprised when I mentioned taking Billy to a restaurant or cafe. It got me thinking about the things that stop people, and some of the tips and tricks that make it as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. As a family we probably eat out once [...]

24 02, 2015

Recipe : Baby/Toddler Cheesy Vegetable Fritters

By | February 24th, 2015|8 months, Baby, BLW, cooking, diet, finger food, Food, healthy, Parenting, Recipe, vegetables, weaning|4 Comments

I'm always on the look out for new and interesting foods to introduce Billy to. I love batch-cooking recipes and storing some of the portions in the freezer. It feels really good knowing what he is eating and knowing exactly what ingredients have gone in to the dish. I'm going to be sharing as many [...]

3 02, 2015

Ready, Steady, Carbs.

By | February 3rd, 2015|batch cooking, cookery, diet, family, family meals, Food, healthy, kitchen, recipes|4 Comments

The absolute shame. I had wholeheartedly intended to take part in the Linky over at bumblesofrice.com. This linky is all about taking photos of your dinner every day for a week. It's a fun accountability exercise where we all tell the truth about what we are feeding our families. It's funny, humble and gives you great ideas for [...]

29 01, 2015

Recipe : Baby/Toddler Minestrone

By | January 29th, 2015|Baby, baby led weaning, batch cooking, BLW, cold, cook, cookery, diet, family food, Food, healthy, home made, one pot wonder, Parenting, Recipe, toddler, vegetables, vegetarian, weaning, wellness|0 Comments

The dreaded cough is back. I could have actually (and may have) cried when I heard it coming back on little Billy this week. His eyes were red, his nose was dripping, he was sneezing and coughing every five minutes and he was bloody miserable. How could my little sweetheart be sick AGAIN? Our little [...]