A Guide To Chickenpox Survival…

We’ve just come out of the chickenpox bubble.  My son still looks like a teenager with acne but he’s free to join civilization again, as am I.  It’s a slow process because, being 8, he’s conscious of the ones on his face so we haven’t ventured too far yet, but just stepping outside into daylight and breathing in actual air is enough for now!  For years I said I wanted the chickenpox over with. I was nearly delighted when the Youngest broke out in them! Had I known how horrible it is though, I swear I would have researched that vaccination a long time ago.  Chickenpox landed here with no […]

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Netflix: Bloodline Finale – What Did You Think?

Well, did you watch it?   Season 1 had me hooked. It was sooooooooo good. I was gripped. The fact that you spend a good portion of the show not knowing exactly what the hell had happened and waiting to find out was a huge part of it.  It dipped a little at the beginning of Season 2 and then came back very quickly. I knew well we’d be left with a cliff hanger and it didn’t disappoint. I was dying to know how it would all pan out.  So Season 3..  What did we all think?  I thought it was slow to get going, and then it picked up […]

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Tayto Park Revisited…

Last Summer we took a trip to Tayto Park and the kids absolutely loved it! You can read our initial review here.  This year we had some friends visiting all the way from Texas, and they’re mad for everything Irish which includes Tayto crisps!  They’ve been to Ireland many times but hadn’t gotten to Tayto Park yet so we had to bring them along.  We went last Saturday (June 24th) nice and early. We got there for about half 10 because I thought the place would be jam packed.  There was no queue at all going in which was grand. I asked the (very friendly) security guard how busy it […]

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Alflorex Update – For My Child That Lives On Movicol…

So about 6 or 7 weeks ago I posted a picture of a box of Alflorex PrecisionBiotics with a description saying that my child has lived on movicol for years with very little improvement, and saying that I was going to give this a go to see if it helps. I really was blown away by the amount of comments. The post reached over 26,000 people and there were hundreds of comments from parents saying they have the exact same problem. It actually made me feel better in a way knowing that so many kids are having the same problems and it’s not just my son! It made me feel […]

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The 10 Stages Of A Sunny Day In Ireland…

1. Obsession – There’s to be nice weather at the weekend did you hear?? It’s gonna be a scorcher! Better get the bbq out! 2. Preparation – Do you go out? Or enjoy it at home? YOU NEED TO THINK THIS THROUGH!  3. Panic – The good weather has arrived. It’s only 10 o’clock and the world and it’s granny have taken to the roads already. Staying home is the better option. 4. Disgust – Last years summer clothes are bet on to you. All intentions of having rock hard abs by this summer went arseways. 5. Shopping – You need to stock up on sunny day essentials. Anyone who’s not stuck in traffic […]

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Orange Is The New Black – My Netflix Binge Watch…

I. Am. Obsessed.  It’s one of those shows that’s been around for a while and pretty much everyone (except me) had already started watching it.  I’d stuck it on for about 10 minutes months ago and for whatever reason it didn’t really keep my attention and I gave up fairly quickly.  I’ve been waiting on Bloodline to return. I’m delighted now that I still have that to look forward to (saddo), but in the meantime I needed something else to watch and thought I’d give OITNB another try.  Well, I think I put on my facebook page about 3 weeks ago that I was starting it, and I’ve just started […]

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The 16 Steps Of A Family Holiday Abroad…

1. Anticipation. The build up starts months beforehand. Spending your wages in Penneys buying way more tops and shorts than any of you will need for a week in Spain!  2. Packing. You’ll pack about 3 weeks early and have to repack the whole thing the day before because you’ve forgotten what you put in there.. 3. Cleaning. The house needs to be SPARKLING before you go! You’re wrecked by the time you actually get up to go to the airport.  4. The airport drink. It’s the law in Ireland practically. If you don’t take a picture of your passport and drink – no matter what time of day or night it is – […]

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When It All Goes To Shit…

We were having such a lovely afternoon.  I was on top of things.  Dinner was organised. Stuff was getting done.  I got the Youngest’s homework done between school runs and the Eldest actually did his after dinner without moaning much.  Then the pair of them went on up to their bedroom and played lego happily together for HOURS.  I should have known really.  It was never going to last.  We got so close. SO close. 7pm.  I sent the Hubby up to tell them to come down for tea before bed. It kicked off quickly.  There was an argument gaining momentum fairly quickly over lego.  It went from nought to […]

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