Last Friday we were invited to Santa’s Cove opening press night to experience Ireland’s newest Santa experience. Designed as the ultimate family experience Santa’s Cove is priced at €25 per child, infants under one go free, adults are €12.50 during peak times (from December 5th) and you also get a free family photo with Santa. (more…)
I’d love to start this by saying all was grand but in reality, it wasn’t. It all started the day of the storm. Joe was home, dinner was on and by dinner I mean I added sauce from a jar to a big bowl of pasta I made that morning in case the electricity went. It didn’t, thankfully. (more…)
We’ve soldiered through many a sickness in this house. We’ve had everything from measles to hand, foot, and mouth. I always saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
Then Saturday happened.
I will never forget Saturday for as long as I live. (more…)
I’m not even joking with you when I say I started writing this post back in March. I use to love writing these posts and recording our family updates and being honest I don’t even know why I stopped. Time maybe, it’s has been really hectic – when is it not? Kenzie’s on her feet RUNNING around, mumbling words. She started just before she turned 11 months and there was no stopping her no matter how much I tried. (more…)
I originally shared this over on Facebook and Instagram as the week flew away with me but I’ve decided to share it here too, to document it to be able to read back on in years to come. Here is the aftermath of Kadie’s unplanned home birth. (more…)
Yesterday we had a wonderful day in Tayto Park, kids in their element as per usual, running wild and free. Me on the other hand, I was exposed to a vile human being and was told to ‘have some more respect for yourself’ as I fed my one-year-old. (more…)
Last night we visited Wild Lights, the night-time festival of lights display featuring giant colourful lanterns and illuminated animal sculptures inspired by wildlife at Dublin Zoo. There’s no denying it’s a must-see production featuring an unbelievable 12,000 meters of silk, 19,000 bulbs, 5000 meters of LED lights, 48,000 glass bottles and 215,000 pieces of porcelain weighing over 9.5 tonnes. (more…)
Ladyrath Lane in Co. Meath is a family run business dealing in outhouses and renovating sheds but they are known mostly for their Pumpkin Patch and seasonal events throughout the year. It was our first-time pumpkin picking at Ladyrath Lane today and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, whilst it’s quite a small patch it had everything a kid could ask for including the mud. All. The. Mud. My lot had to be dragged out of the place. We literally had two kicking and screaming when it was time to go. (more…)
Recently Mattel got in touch to see if Frankie would be interested in reviewing the Thomas & Friends Cranky at the Docks playset. He basically thinks Mattel is Santa, well, in fact, they kind of are. Fisher Price is a brand I’ve always trusted, sure we still have toys I played with as a kid floating about our playroom. (more…)
For one week only, Durrow, a little village in Laois transforms its town for the Durrow Scarecrow Festival. They had Peppa Pig, Beyoncé, Fidget Spinners, Minions and Harry Potter just to name a few. Durrow Scarecrow Festival took place the first week in August this year, I know I’m way behind on the blog but sure these things happen. (more…)
I’m not going to lie, I was dreading the summer. The thoughts of having to entertain a one, two, three and seven-year-old for two whole months gave me the sweats. In preparation, I put away a few pennies and organised a few things through my blog but there was still a million days left to entertain them. (more…)
A couple of months back we were amongst the first to experience the new Eco Explorers Sustainability Trail in Dublin Zoo. The Sustainability Trail has little stations around the Zoo, teaching young and old about the importance of living sustainably while the SSE Airtricity Eco Explorers interactive app makes it a little more fun and can be used on any tablet or smartphone.
I’m sure you’re all aware by now that our family unit is on our own little eco journey. To date we use cloth nappies, we compost, we use reusable water bottles, buy second-hand toys and clothes and recycle them too. I avoid chemicals where possible and I’m currently teaching my kids about saving energy and water. (more…)