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Castles, trolls and knights

This is the latest addition to the LEGO collection in this house.  Oisín, aged 7 years old,  recieved it on Saturday and wasted no time in starting its assembly with his pals.  It was finally completed yesterday evening but he needed some guidance from me to finish it as some of the construction wasn’t as [...]

Rainy day or car journey fun

I received a top tip the other day from Liam on twitter: As you can see, its a free online crossword and word finder puzzle maker. My 3 older kids (10, 7 and 5 years old) are loving their customised crosswords. They can be as basic or as difficult as you choose as you make [...]

Food Glorious Food

Yesterday myself and my 2 youngest decided to head to Hosfords garden centre after spending a lovely sunny morning attempting to sort out a part of our now junglelike garden. I really like Hosfords. Its very child friendly. The kids love having a gawk at the birds and wallaby out front and the playground at [...]

Summer Camp

The 10 year old and 7 year old just completed the Munster Rugby Summer Camp in Bandon and had a most excellent week. They were both novices on Monday but by the end of the week were totally enthusiastic about the sport and wanted to continue training. We were lucky in that the only bad [...]

More Wine Tasting – Hurrah

Bubble Brothers are hosting a wine tasting evening in the AGA shop in Cork city centre on Thursday 16th of July.  Its a great chance to sample a selection of their wines and discover which you prefer for the bargain price of €10. Details here.

Day out in Dublin

Last Saturday myself, Oscar and Oisín headed to Dublin on the train for a day out. By the time we’d arrived, taken the LUAS and found ourselves outside the Jervis Centre we were a smidge hungry. The boys decided that they’d like something Italian for their lunch so we headed into Dunne and Crescenzi which [...]