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Curiouser and Curiouser

Curious Wines launched recently in Bandon with the opening of their wine warehouse and online store. Hurrah and congrats to all involved. We were pleasantly surprised when we recieved some of their wines to sample and review. The first one that caught my eye was this Long Neck Sauvignon Blanc. The label design of this [...]


Last Friday I headed to Wicklow for a friend’s surprise 40th birthday party. I lived there from when I was approximately aged 10 till I headed to college but hadn’t been back in recent years. photo credit: Kevin Lawver I had a most excellent night catching up with old pals. The welcome was brilliant, the [...]

This week I have been mostly eating….

Brrr, its been cold so I’ve resurrected this recipe and am loving it this week. I appreciate recipes that are quick and easy to carry out and this one definitely fits the bill. Red Lentil Soup Ingredients: 1 onion 1 carrot 1 celery stick Couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 clove of garlic 1 [...]

Tea set painting fun

Sibéal recently turned 5 years old and one of the presents she received was a “Paint a Tea Set” from Galt. Its very cute, a miniature tea set containing white ceramic tea pot, jug, sugar bowl and 4 cups with saucers. Also included is a paintbrush and a range of coloured paints. Sibéal really loved [...]