Getting away from it all at Lusty Beg Island (Review)

Inish Lodge

These past few months have been some of the toughest of my life.  Losing my Mum was horrendous in every way you could imagine.  With reserves used up even getting up to do school runs, keep on top of laundry and keep everyone fed was a challenge.  I have been in survival mode. When one of ...

End of an era

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Almost 9 years ago I walked to a local crèche and pressed the buzzer.  I had an appointment with the manager to start the settling in period of my then almost 7 month old.  I had booked her place while about 4 months pregnant and after my period of maternity leave it was time to ...

RIP Mum

My mum passed away on the 1st of this month. While I type those words I can hardly believe them. Mum is gone. I feel as though I will wake up any minute now and realise these past few weeks have all been a horrible dream. Sadly that will not happen. Losing your mum is ...

Life is a rollercoaster

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It's been very quiet around these parts of late.  The short answer is real life has taken over and rightly so. An Irish singer from my era, Ronan Keating (of Boyzone fame, am I showing my age??!) had a hit song with the words; Life is a rollercoaster   Just gotta ride it This past month has certainly been a ...

5 (simple) playroom ideas

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After we converted our attic space we still had one issue.  Our stock of toys were everywhere.  I really wanted a dedicated space not only to attempt to try to contain our stock of toys in one area but for the kids to go and play, particularly for as they get older and want to ...

Preparing for hitting the slopes

Skiing Dublin

We are heading off for our first family ski holiday shortly.  The excitement is certainly building.  Old ski gear is being dusted off, new ski gear bought for the new additions we have had since myself and my husband last skied together over a decade ago. My husband has kept his ski legs strong with an ...

Treasuring family photographs

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When I was younger there was always great excitement bringing a roll of photographic film to be developed (google that young people if you don't know what I'm talking about!).  Waiting to see how those holiday snaps or family photographs turned out (mostly terribly!). These days of course most of us are actually carrying a ...

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