506, 2017

Our Visit To Neven Maguire’s Macnean House

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Food, Lifestyle, review|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It is no secret that I am a foodie. Before my weightloss journey, during and forever after. I just love anything to do with food. I love cookery shows, cook books, photographs on Instagram and [...]

2005, 2017

Weightloss Update – So Close To My Target

By | May 20th, 2017|Categories: Food, slimming world, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

My life has revolved so much around Slimming World for the past couple of months but not necessarily in terms of my own weightloss journey. A couple of people have asked for an update on [...]

1305, 2017

Netflix Update May 2017

By | May 13th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , |0 Comments

I'm definitely struggling to find some down-time recently. It's to be expected given all the change. It's bound to be a bit chaotic when you start up your own business. Thankfully everything is going really [...]

805, 2017

Rathwood Train – Teddy Bear Picnic

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: review|Tags: , |0 Comments

It's been a bit of a crazy couple of months so when my husband told me that he had planned a surprise family day out I was extremely excited. The idea of him planning something [...]

105, 2017

Becoming A Slimming World Consultant

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, slimming world|Tags: , |1 Comment

In just two days time I will be opening the doors of my very own Slimming World group and I simply cannot explain what that means to me. I remember the day I walked in [...]

2104, 2017

Day Dreaming About Owning A House

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Can you believe that I will be opening my very own Slimming World Class in less than two week's time? It's been a long time coming and I really can't wait. Sharing the tools to [...]

1404, 2017

A Reply To Rosemary Mac Cabe’s Rant About Slimming World

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: Food|Tags: |9 Comments

Let me start by saying that this is not a personal attack on Rosemary McCabe. I actually went to school with Rosemary and have no personal issue with her. I also know that she likes [...]

404, 2017

The Juggling Act – Working From Home & Life With A Toddler

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|2 Comments

Things are a little bit crazy at the moment. There is an overwhelming amount of things happening. Some are in plain sight and some are "behind the scenes". Safe to say I'm finding it difficult [...]

2703, 2017

Martinhal Luxury Family Brand Event

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Travel, travelling|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

On Thursday afternoon I found myself in the very fortunate position of being on a plane on my way to a five star family resort in Portugal. Just your average weekday you know?   I [...]

2203, 2017

Toddler Snacking Made Easier With Organix Goodies – Ad

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Food, Parenting, Recipe, review|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Does anyone else have a toddler who literally eats all day long? I've said it time and time again - I got an eater rather than a sleeper.   Little man is great for the [...]

2003, 2017


By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

I'm afraid to say it in case I'm wrong lads. I'll whisper it in case he hears. Toddler man has selective hearing these days. I THINK WE ARE DONE WITH NAPS. Like for reals. We [...]

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 [...]

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