1403, 2017

A Snapshot Of Life Right Now – Linky

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , |1 Comment

  I've loved reading the post's from the lovely Awfully Chipper's linky. I love posts that give you an insight in to people's lives. On the one hand it's the nosey side of me being [...]

803, 2017

Our Honeymoon In Rome & Tips For Your Trip

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: adventure, Food, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You know when you have really really high expectations for a holiday? You are pretty much expecting a little element of disappointment because your hopes are a little off the charts. Well Rome absolutely knocked [...]

2702, 2017

4.5 Stone Gone In 18 Months – What I’ve Learnt So Far

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |4 Comments

I made a little goal a few months ago. It was a bit of a "wouldn't it be brilliant if" thing. Wouldn't it be brilliant to get my target weight by the time we went [...]

1902, 2017

Martinhal Family Brand Conference In Portugal

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Travel|Tags: , |2 Comments

Starting this blog was a pipe-dream of mine. I loved reading other blogs and was avidly following other women's pregnancies through their websites and blog posts. It felt so real and so open. I had always [...]

1802, 2017

Reasons I Felt Super Down Last Week

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What a cringy title. This is a bit of a "does exactly what it says on the tin" post. I was on a real low last week and it kind of scared me. As some [...]

1202, 2017

50 Shades Of Scarlet

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The time has come for another meeting with Mr Grey. I for one cannot wait to see the next movie. Lads, can we all calm down for a minute. It's not an Oscar Winner, it's [...]

802, 2017

OK, I’ll Admit It – Driving Makes Life Easier

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |1 Comment

I studied in UCD for four years in total. I did an Arts Degree (English&Philosophy, not painting as my nanny used to think it meant) and then went back to do a MA in Drama [...]

302, 2017

Girly Weekend At The Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, review, Travel, travelling, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2015 ended really horribly for our family. We lost our wonderful grandmother who was the absolute glue that connected the entire family. Through her we developed and discovered the most incredible relationships. I am lucky [...]

2301, 2017

What We Wore On Don’t Tell The Bride

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When I say "what we wore on Don't Tell The Bride" I naturally mean "what we wore at our wedding". People are really fascinated about what we ended up wearing on the day though. They [...]

1901, 2017

How I Lost The Christmas Weight

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: weightloss|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Take that 12 pounds of Christmas. I said it in my last blog post that I'd lose the Christmas gain in two weeks and that is exactly what happened. If it had of taken 3-4 [...]

1501, 2017

Eating Out When Following Slimming World

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Food, weightloss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

I get asked this question all the time so I thought a blog post might help a few people out. We all have that burst of enthusiasm and motivation when we first begin a healthy [...]

1301, 2017

What To Do If Your Child Locks Themselves In To A Room

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

I am always a bit weary about writing these posts. I suppose I am exposing myself and putting my hand out to be slapped or something. People will wonder how a parent can let something [...]

901, 2017

Playschool – Let’s Try This Again

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |0 Comments

I don't like to do things in halves, me.   So a couple of months ago we started Billy at a playschool. He is VERY attaached to me so it felt like a good idea. [...]

501, 2017

Oaty Banana & Blueberry Bites

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

It's good to be back here. I haven't posted a toddler/child recipe in ages. My blog is a bit of a hybrid these days. A mix of parenting, lifestyle and Slimming World. But this is [...]

301, 2017

The 12 Pounds Of Christmas

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Food, slimming world, weightloss|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to meeeeee - a big fat post-Christmas weight-gain. Mother of devine Jebus - twelve pound. Surely that is some sort of record like? Trust me [...]

201, 2017

Belated 2016 Reflection

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Less is more, isn't that what they say? In honour of that fact I'm going to try and keep this short and sweet so stay with me folks. 2016 was literally one of the hardest [...]

3012, 2016

Christmas Panto At The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We have just returned from a fabulous afternoon at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. We went to see this year's Christmas Panto which has become an annual tradition for us. This year's Panto is called [...]

3012, 2016

New Year’s Eve With Children? Netflix Has Got You Covered

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Netflix just get it. They consistently aim to make things easier for the viewer. That effort really does extend to the whole family too. Last year I loved this New Years Eve cheat that Netflix [...]

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