Life Lately (or the past three months)

Remember when I said I’d blog more often, I lied. Yeah, I’ve written about days out and stuff but actual blog posts are pretty non-existent at the moment. It’s just hectic, I don’t know my arse from my elbow most days. It’s got to the point were the Big Kid has stopped asking to have friends over ’cause I’ve got a pile of washing stacked up behind the bedroom door that’s almost as tall as herself. (more…)

20 AWESOME Dublin Zoo Tips & Tricks

dublin zoo tips

I’ve lost count the number of times we’ve visited Dublin Zoo over the past seven years with the kids, it really is one of my favourite days out with them. Between the playground, educational animal talks, Zoorassic World and Eco Explorers Trail it has something for every age. In recent months I’ve had requests to compile a post and share my Dublin Zoo tips, so here it is: (more…)

When The Kids Stink Of Christmas | Festive Fashion with F&F

festive fashion with f&f

As a mum with kids who have a room full to the brim with toys, I try to avoid gifting plastics to others at Christmas and it is exactly what I’ve done again this year. I love gifting fluffy pj’s, festive jumpers, slippers and anything to keep cosy through the winters months myself, who doesn’t? Each year I also buy the kids festive knits or dresses, it’s almost become a little tradition and this year was no different. We’ve teamed up with F&F to share some of their festive pieces in store this season and it’s been most probably one of my favourite little sprees of the year. The kids stink of Christmas. (more…)

Luggwoods : A Visit Through Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m like a big kid when it comes to Christmas. I love the Toy Show, Christmas FM, when Jingles McSprinkles and Snowflake arrive, advent calendars, ice-skating, the lights but most of all I love the Christmas experiences, the days out with the kids. So when the invite for the press preview of Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest arrived in my inbox you can just imagine my excitement.  (more…)

An Evening at WILD LIGHTS in Dublin Zoo

wild light at Dublin Zoo

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…)

Pumpkin Picking at Ladyrath Lane

pumpkin picking in ireland ladyrath lane co meath halloween october kids

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…)

KK where is Iron Mans Head?

iron man

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…)