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 [...]

2012, 2016

Things You Didn’t See On Don’t Tell The Bride

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Dont Tell The Bride|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We spent three weeks filming for Don't Tell The Bride. A lot of it involved full days, separately of course. We then had one day filming together before Peter moved out to plan our wedding. [...]

612, 2016

WIN A Worry Plaque From The Irish Fairy Door Company

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: competition, giveaway, review, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |21 Comments

I was over the moon when this product found it's way to me this week. I am a huge fan of The Irish Fairy Door Company as it is, but this has completely blown my [...]

512, 2016

I Got Married On Don’t Tell The Bride

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

Well this is just gas. I've been dreaming about writing down these words for months now. Keeping your wedding a secret is a very strang thing to have to do. It's like this amazing moment [...]

2711, 2016

Take Me Home

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

I have always been a home-bird. In secondary school when all my friends were out drinking I just wanted to be at home with a cup of tea reading a book or watching Saved By [...]

2211, 2016

The Santa Experience At Dunnes Stores, Ilac Centre

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Parenting, review|0 Comments

I was delighted to be invited to the launch of The Santa Experience in the Ilac Centre, Dublin. It takes place in the Dunnes Stores unit and is a handy venue in terms of parking [...]

1011, 2016

My Five Favourite Blog Posts That I’ve Written

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The very lovely Kate from Kate Takes 5 is celebrating her 6th blogging birthday with an equally lovely linky. She has documented her five favourite blog posts from over the years and I've decided to [...]

911, 2016

Netflix News November 2016 – The Crown!!

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

As you all know I am a huge fan of Netflix. I'm lucky enough to be a member of the Irish Netflix Stream Team and recently had a fabulous trip to London to celebrate all [...]

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    2 days ago by traceysblog Gorgeous eggwrap for lunch. A great way to get that "sandwich" feeling without using your healthy extra B. I'm visiting a friend this eve so I am saving my healthy extra B for bars to enjoy with a cuppa. This was so delicious and filling. Packed with speed too!  #slimmingworld   #eggwrap   #lowcarb   #weightloss   #food   #lunch   #healthyfood 
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    2 days ago by traceysblog Syn-free steak dinner of a Monday. I don't half love myself do I? The sauce was made from onion, garlic, beef stock pot, black peppercorns and quark. Gorgeous  #slimmingworld   #steaknight   #steak   #slimmingworldfood   #slimmingworldcommunity   #slimmingworldmeal   #foodoptimising   #foodie   #healthyfood   #weightloss 
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    3 days ago by traceysblog Today was one of those lovely family days. Directly followed by an evening of mahem and an 11pm bed-time on a night where he should have slept great. Like, sea air son? Get the memo
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    3 days ago by traceysblog I could lie and say that I sat and ate a salad but instead I'll say that I have zero regrets, you have to live and tomorrow is a new day. This is a lifestyle change and sometimes you just need to eat  #fishandchips  by the sea ☀  #slimmingworld   #bray 
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    6 days ago by traceysblog Decided to try something different this week. I made  #scanbran  cake. They're high fibre cracker breads that you can buy at your SW group. You get 5 as your hexb. Steep 5 in boiling water, drain and mash in to a paste, add two eggs, vanilla essence, cinnamin and sweetner. Add to a lunch box and microweave for 7 minutes. Its quite dry but serve with yoghurt and fruit and its really lovely! Really great for the owl digestive system! Got the idea from  @slimwithjoanne  Just weighed in at  @slimwithlynne  group as had no car to go to weigh-in last…
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    6 days ago by traceysblog Today was one of those really special days with my boy. He was just so sweet and caring & loveable. I must have asked him to repeat what he said at least three times today because it was just so cute. He likes to psychoanalyse his "wee wee" (we potty trained a few weeks ago) and today was "look at size a THAT" and "its giant one I ever see" (the biggest he's ever seen). He then told me on several ocassions that "you the best gul" and "you not bossy anymore" which absolutely cracks me up he reassured me…
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