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Review of Sticky Mosaics kit – Sunflower

Sticky Mosaics kit – Sunflower “Cheap and cheerful felt stick-on DIY picture kit which kids enjoyed“   Was in Formative fun shop earlier today in Cork and spotted this small sticky mosaic kit. Thought it’d suit the 4 year old down to the ground, arts and crafts the easy way for the artisticly challenged mother. [...]

Review of Boqueria

Boqueria, 6 Bridge Street, Corkl, Ireland “Friendly efficient service of tasty food in a pub/restaurant that had a good atmosphere early evening mid week.“   Despite living in Cork now for nearly 5 years last night was only the first time I’d been to the Boqueria tapas bar. We decided to do a midweek outing [...]

Glengarriff Lodge competition

This place looks gorgeous and they’re running a Luxury Self Catering weekend break competition. Fortunately it looks big enough to accomodate all our gang. Thanks Curly K for the link! I’m thinking Twisted Schwester or Famron wouldn’t mind entering the competition too!

Review of LeisureMax

LeisureMax, Drinagh, Wexford, Ireland “New indoor playcentre which includes bowling, karting, 5 a side pitch. Our kids aged 6 to 1 had a brilliant time in it.“   We’re just back from a weekend in Rosslare spent hanging out with grandparents, aunt and cousins. As the weather was pretty cold and this new family entertainment [...]

First shoes

My youngest baby got her first pair of proper shoes today. Happy and chuffed for her, but sad that we won’t have any more crawling babies in the house. She’s not sure what to make of them yet. Very funny watching her get accustomed to the weight of the shoes on her feet and stomping [...]

Review of “Spilling the beans” by Clarissa Dickson Wright

“Spilling the beans” by Clarissa Dickson Wright “Interesting autobiography but lacking in emotion at times. “   I’ve just finished reading this book, the autobiography of Clarissa Dickson Wright, who I had just previously just known as one of the “Two Fat Ladies” cookery programme on BBC. There is no doubt Clarissa Dickson Wright has [...]

Review of Guerrilla Gourmet, Series 1 Episode 3, RTE

Guerrilla Gourmet, Series 1 Episode 3, RTE “After a not so good start to this series, I enjoyed this episode as it was less gimmicky, more food and chef focussed.“   The first two episodes of this series I have to admit bugged me a bit. Kevin Dundon and Denis Cotter are both chefs who [...]