Ardgillian Castle and Demesne, one of Ireland’s hidden gems situated in north county Dublin. A magnificent castle built in 1738 with the west and east wings added in the late 1800’s. The castle has since been restored and is open to daily guided tours but today we popped along after recommendations from parents in my Adventures of Eire group. It’s playground, panoramic views and gardens are said to be one of the best in Ireland… (more…)
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you may have missed the new Dove Baby campaign. The one where they claim they are ‘with’ those who think women should not feed their babies in public.
I kid you not.
Irish online company The Baby Box are celebrating the launch of its new Spring / Summer range of baby boxes and gifts and a huge milestone of vaccinating 10,000 children in the developing world in partnership with UNICEF. For every box sold, 10 children have been vaccinated from measles, polio and tetanus. I’ve witnessed with my own two children how potentially fatal measles can be when both my girls contracted the disease last year so I cannot stress how important these vaccinations are. (more…)
I know I’ve been lacking over here on the blog the past couple of months. There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes. From chicken pox, viral bugs, starting preschool, stressing over finances to teething. Last week I teamed up with Marks and Spencer again, I know lucky me. I had a post ready whilst I waited for the images from the beautiful Vanessa Robinson to come through but then I saw the them and they brought me to tears, the ugly kind. (more…)
Okay, so my head is going ninety right now. I feel very let down and I feel I’ve let myself down and my readers, or should I say my followers on snapchat who seen where I was yesterday. (more…)
Last month we received a box of giant cardboard Lego blocks-brick type things for the construction mad seven-year-old. The spoiler – SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVES THEM and so does the three-year-old! My eldest loves Lego, in fact, she loves construction, crafting and that involves being creative. She has a fabulous imagination. She has boxes of Lego, four large ones to be exact. So these giant cardboard Lego blocks from Play Edo were always going to go down well. (more…)
Yah! I’m so excited to have the birth story series back up and running. Things got a little hectic the past few months and I just had to put it on hold. I asked you lot last week should I bring it back and I got over fifty messages, snaps, comments and tweets so that was that. Kicking off the birth story re-launch is the fabulous Hayley from Devon Mama. I think she may have given me a run for my money with quick labours. After four membrane sweeps she was minutes in the pool when her little beauty arrived… (more…)
I’ve been a huge fan of Marks and Spencer, most recently when they saved the day – or should I say customer service did. Last Halloween the Big Kid decided a few days before Halloween she wanted to dress up as a Lottie Doll. I spent a whole day online searching frantically for bright yellow wellies and stripy blue and white leggings. (more…)
Ah, lads, you now I love the bones of my kids, more so when they are all sleeping soundly in THEIR OWN BEDS but do you know what sometimes kids are just assholes. The Easter holidays have broke me. (more…)
Last month whilst having a nosey around Living Social I found a family ticket to Red Mountain Open Farm in Meath for €12, a bargain if you ask me. So this afternoon we took to the road again all babogs on board plus one of Kayla’s BFF’s to Red Mountain Open Farm to finish off the bank holiday in style. (more…)