Nose Picking & Hormonal Rage Filled Kids…

The eldest never really picked his nose. There was a novelty period when he was around 1 and had discovered his nostrils I suppose, but generally, he’s not a nose picker. He does however wipe his snotty nose / food covered mouth in his sleeve which drives me nuts. I’m constantly flinging tissues at him but apparently the sleeve does the job best! Constantly washing cardboard sleeved school jumpers!! Now the youngest, his finger is constantly lodged up his nose. It’s lodged up there as casually and as often as breathing or blinking. It goes up almost as an automatic movement while watching telly, reading, sitting in the car etc. […]

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Kids First Sleep Over..

Sometimes it seems they’re getting so big and then other times they still look like my little babies. Saturday they looked like my little babies going off with their little wheelie suitcases to their friends house. (In the estate opposite us 2 minutes away to friends we know well) I wondered if their excitement would falter once it was bedtime and they weren’t in their own beds with mammy kissing them goodnight. It seems it didn’t! They had a riot. Watched movies. Ate popcorn. Danced. Read stories. Slept. Woke up. Had breakfast. Came home with a nonchalant attitude as if it was no big deal at all. Me: Spent all […]

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Exercising and Eating Right…

Exercising and eating right. Neither of which I have ever been very good at. I’ll be 32 this year, and I don’t know if it’s something that happens you after you hit the ’30’s’ but I’m finding I’m not able to eat whatever I want and remain in tip top – well, fairly ok shape anymore like I seemed to get away with all through my 20’s. I’ve been fighting it for a while now, eating whatever, pigging out, running around like a lunatic all day and forgetting to eat a lunch and then shovelling a packet of crisps and a kinder bar down my throat an hour before dinner […]

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The First Day Back Survived…

January… meh.. I’d love to say I’m the type to embrace the New Year and start off with an abundance of positivity and all good intentions… To be fair, I did start out that way by writing my 2015 Wishes blog.   well… I’m trying, although it’s only the 5th and I could try harder. ..whoops. We really enjoyed our Christmas.  I hadn’t even got to the point yet where the kids – or himself even – were driving me mad yet! I was still happy to have them all around me and was enjoying the lack of routine – and the lack of getting up in the morning! Anyway, it’s […]

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Carol Service Gone Wrong…

The eldest had his carol service this morning. I was ready and waiting to snap lots of pics, take some adorable footage and share it smugly on facebook like everyone else this week. He was the last kid on the very left of the stage so it was a task to watch him never mind take videos. He sang along to about 70% of it and didn’t bother his arse joining in on any actions. At the end he was last off the stage, fell down and smacked his mouth biting his lip and possibly loosening a tooth. Yet to be confirmed when he lets me near it. Tears all […]

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Easy Peasy Apple Tart Recipe

If you’re like me and baking doesn’t exactly come naturally to you, here’s a nice easy peasy apple tart recipe for you! What you need: Cooking Apple (I used around 4 large apples) 1/2 grated lemon grind 125g sugar Caster sugar 350g plain flour 175g margarine Water to mix Egg to glaze Method: Pre heat the oven to 200c / Gas mark 6. Put the flour and margarine in a bowl and rub them together until they resemble breadcrumbs. Add enough water to form a stiff dough. Roll out the dough on a well floured surface. Use half to line the bottom of your pie dish. Peel the apples and […]

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December, Christmas & Nostalgia..

December 1st. At the risk of sounding like a complete ‘aul one. “Where has the year gone???????” Really!!! Blink and you miss it! Wasn’t Halloween only yesterday??? It freaks me out a bit. I think every year as the kids get older and go to school, it all seems to be going by faster. This year just disappeared and I don’t know what’s going on. So what will next year be like!? Slow down life!! I’m struggling to catch up! I love Christmas. Without a doubt, it’s my favourite time of the year. Himself will argue that Summer is better. Brighter. Warmer. (Well, sometimes. It is Ireland after all.) And yes, […]

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A Recipe For Chocolate Heaven…

Me and a friend have been doing a baking course for a few weeks now. I’m not the greatest at baking – hence the course! – and so far not much has been edible… until last night! Last night we made Chocolate Pudding with sauce. Oh sweet Lord it’s delicious! I’ve already scoffed a load of it this morning after the school run. (Take tinfoil off, have a small taste, put tinfoil back on, skulk around it eyeing it up, take tinfoil off, take another taste, put tinfoil back on..) That’s been me for the last half an hour! Anyway seeing as that it was so delicious I thought I’d […]

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