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Review of The Sculptress by Minette Walters

The Sculptress by Minette Walters “Well written, gripping crime novel, that keeps you guessing. “   Its been a long while since I’ve enjoyed a crime novel. The latest ones I’d read all seemed run of the mill, too predictable or too incredible. I’d almost given up on the genre till my sister in law [...]

Happy Christmas

This photo was taken three years ago on Christmas day in my mother’s old house. It started snowing and our kids were over the moon. It will always remind me of Christmas. Hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful and fun Christmas and that Santa is good to you tonight! Ho ho ho…..

Review of Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo & Conditioner

Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo & Conditioner “Expensive and to be honest, nothing spectacular when it came to super shiny performance.“   These products sound gorgeous: grapefruit, sugarbeet, coconut and sunflower oils combined with essential orange, lemon and lime oils, I had visions of my tresses being super shiny and me [...]

Review of O’Conaill’s Chocolate shop and cafe

O’Conaill’s Chocolate shop and cafe, French Church Street, Cork, Ireland “If you’re in Cork city centre and like chocolate, a must visit shop and cafe.“   Yesterday was lovely, a typically crisp Winter’s day. The boys all had school but Sibéal had finished pre-school the day before, so herself, myself, Síofra and DH headed into town [...]

Review of “Disappointing website that looks amateurish and is frustrating to use.“ I’m not particularly fond of shopping and so, if given the choice, would prefer to do the bulk of my Christmas shopping online and have the goods delivered to my door. For the most part, this works well and I have recently come across [...]

Review of Organised Mum Life Book 2008

Organised Mum Life Book 2008 “Best organiser/diary I’ve come across. Very handy.“   I was thoroughly sick of having bits of paper scattered about with lists for this and that, my vague and ultimately unsuccessful attempt at getting organised, so I decided to splash out and purchase some sort of diary/organiser to keep everything together [...]

Review of Hotel Garni Montanara

Hotel Garni Montanara, A-6561 , Ischgl, Tirol, Austria “Excellent, new, small hotel in great location. Friendly staff, wonderful views, very comfortable rooms. “   This feels like a new hotel located on western side of Ischgl. It’s location is brilliant. No more than a few minutes walk from bars, restaurants and shops and approximately 10 [...]

This weekend, I shall be mostly….

Snowboarding (hopefully), though more probably I shall be sitting alot on my ass in the snow, as I struggle to try to snowboard. Either way, its a break from the norm and I can’t wait. Ischgl here I come.

Review of Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter

Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter “Gorgeous smelling, non greasy, body butter that does a great job of moisturising.“   Whilst in my local health food shop a couple of weeks ago, I spotted this body butter. I know its supposedly marketed at pregnant bellies and I’m not currently pregnant but it looked good so [...]

Review of “Straightforward and easy to navigate website which delivered various party goods very efficiently.“ Our darling son was 6 years old last week and decided he wanted most of his class to come to his birthday party. Children’s parties during the winter months are usually alot more hassle than those in the summer when you [...]

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