Elf On The Shelf Ideas…

Ah yes. It’s that time of year again. Where we all give ourselves the extra pressure of having to move an Elf every single night in December. Fun!! 😉  It’s worth it though (well, mostly) when the kids get up in the mornings and you can hear them running around wondering where the Elf is and what he got up to! And sure it’s only for a couple of weeks really.. (Clearly trying to convince myself!)  Our Elf is Sparkles Mc Jingle Bells. He came to us last year asking us to adopt him and the kids ADORE him. They were dying for him to return this year!  It was […]

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30 Week Pregnancy Update…

Wow 30 weeks. How are we here already?? Genuinely flew in!! I suppose moving house & changing schools in the middle of it all probably helped! It was a hectic time to say the least!!! If you want to catch up on what that was like you can read our announcement here. or our post on changing schools here. 30 weeks feels like a massive milestone. 10 weeks left and the countdown will be well and truly on after Christmas.  Everyone is telling me I’m neat, that the bump is small and cute. I can’t say it particularly feels small and cute. Certainly not in the middle of the night […]

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The Christmas Fairy Review & Giveaway…

We’re big fans of The Irish Fairy Door Company in this house! Our fairy, Rosie, is a regular visitor through her Fairy Door, and we have the Worry Plaque which we reviewed before. You can read about that here.  Now, the Irish Fairy Door Company have kindly sent us their latest product to review – The Christmas Fairy!  Specially trained in Fairy Valley, The Christmas Fairy loves to be placed on top of your Christmas tree and not moved so she can report to Santa Claus all of the good things you do. Without the need to be placed in different locations, The Christmas Fairy will oversee the magical delivery […]

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How To Watch The Late Late Toy Show Outside Ireland…

Are you all set for the Toy Show?  We love it! Can’t wait! I genuinely believe the boys favourite part of it is how late it’s on and seeing if they can last! Last year one lasted the entire show while one went to bed fairly early on. I predict the same for this year but we’ll see! Our tree is up (yes!!), we have a tin of roses at the ready, the boys have new pjs to wear for it, (spoilt rotten like) and it’s on December 1st this year so the advent calendars are ready and waiting! The excitement!  If you’re not at home for Christmas this year, […]

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When All Your Kid Wants Is Drums…

For months now the 6 year old has been looking for a drum set. He talks about drums constantly. Obviously he was told in a nice way that there’s not a chance in hell.  I encourage an interest in music, definitely, just not a drum set! I tried so hard to persuade him to take an interest in virtually ANY other instrument but he was having none of it.  Me: What about a keyboard?  Him: Drums. Me: A Guitar??  Him: Drums. Me: A Tin Whistle???  Him: Drums.  Me: A Triangle! Him: Drums. And so on… We were sitting in the waiting room the other day while the 8 yr old […]

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Santa’s Magical Fireplace Review & Giveaway…

“How will Santa come if we have no fireplace? For many years, parents and children and Elves have worried about this – but now there is a magical solution! Through Santa’s Magical Fireplace!” Irish Mammy of 3 and Entrepreneur, Avril, has created this lovely product for kids this Christmas who might be worried about how Santa will visit if they have no chimney in their home.  She kindly sent me out one to review and I have one to giveaway too! Just in time for Christmas!  It comes well packaged and contains a miniature Magical Fireplace, An Illustrated Story Book and a bottle of Magic Dust.  My first impressions were […]

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Santa’s Cove – Liffey Valley… Worth €25 A Child?

On Friday we were invited to the preview of Santa’s Cove – located in Pirate’s Cove, Liffey Valley.  They open to the public today, Sunday 19th.  We do a Santa Experience every year so we were excited to go along to this new one and see what it was like.  First impressions? The first sentence out of my 6 year old’s mouth was “It doesn’t look very Christmassy.”  This was as we were lead in to the waiting area – you know where all the bouncy castles and big bouncy slide is in Pirate’s Cove.. You wait in there for your slot. (Well, that was the idea but it ended […]

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9 Questions You Will Always Get Asked During Pregnancy…

Be prepared. As soon as you announce you’re pregnant, you’re going to hear the same questions over and over again for the entire pregnancy. They don’t bother me in fairness, it’s just funny, but don’t touch my belly! Not unless you at least know me and you’ve asked first! WHAT IS THAT?  Here’e a little preview of your life for 9 months:  ~ How far along are you? A fair question, but you’d be better off just hanging a sign around your neck with a countdown or stating your due date for the amount of times you’ll be asked this question.  ~ How are you feeling? I sort of take this […]

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