If the book “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” was written by an Irish author, it would be called “Eleanor Oliphant is grand”. This is what Irish people say for everything even if you have suitcases under your eyes, have forgotten to take your pyjamas off when at the park, left the kids in the car… Continue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” book review
With the Summer quickly fading, I notice the dark nights creeping back in and I’m looking forward to getting back into some kind of routine in September. I have realised over our Indian Summer how much I miss this type of weather. After living away for nine years in Australia, I had forgotten a little… Continue reading Farewell Summer, Hello new beginnings..
I have been kept busy with Summer activities for the kids, in other words keeping the kids happy. Summer camps can be expensive, especially when you have more than one child. But, as Ireland has had a Summer this year, a very good one, its been relatively ok keeping the little ones active. I always… Continue reading Mother knows best
So, what exactly is sweet about being 16? I have a son who has just turned this difficult, transforming age. I don’t think he has spoke a full sentence in about three years. I have got used to the grunts and the glares and have learned over time what they mean. Some grunts mean “leave… Continue reading Sweet 16…..
White Rock beach is situated between Killiney and Dalkey. A lovely walk from either direction will bring you to this lovely cove type beach. Popular with locals as its quieter than busy Sandycove beach in Dun laoghaire. Be prepared for a descent down to the beach including lots of steps and remember when you go… Continue reading Funday Sunday
Most weekends I have two four year olds asking me on the Friday night "what are we doing tomorrow" and the next day and so on. Planning my weekends is inevitable for all of us. Summer bank holidays in Ireland need a lot of planning just in case the weather is not what its supposed… Continue reading Here comes the sun……we hope
For me, becoming a mother has been the toughest challenge. And that is up there with completing a level eight college degree, learning to drive at 45, moving overseas and back, living with a parent who has Alzheimers and parenting alone. I have always felt that support is key in helping people through tough times. … Continue reading Sharing is caring