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A couple of weeks ago, I spotted this make your own dream catcher kit on Amazon for a mere fiver and as Sibéal loves all things art and crafty, I purchased it.The contents of the kit are shown below. Additional  page of instructions and diagrams was also enclosed. The age guidelines on this craft kit [...]

Wexworlds: Sci-fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival 2009

Via @themeyler: Wexworlds, Wexford’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival takes place from November 20th till 22nd. Oscar, our 10 year old is already mad keen to attend. Once he spotted his current favourite authors Darren Shan and Eoin Colfer were going to be there, he was sold. The range of events sounds excellent: Light Sabres [...]

Springwise & Aromicon: Websites I heart

One of my current favourite websites is Springwise. Its tagline of  “your daily fix of entrepreneurial ideas” says it all really. So many great ideas and great websites have been brought to my attention via Springwise. Its one of the highlights in my google reader. Get yourself subscribed.  It rocks! Its recommendation that caught my [...]

Bake Your Cake Week in Urru

I popped into URRU earlier today to pick up my mystery bottle of wine for the Twitter Blind Wine Tasting on Sunday. Whilst there, I discovered that Ruth is running a Bake your Cake Week from 10th to the 14th of November. From the leaflet: Christmas Baking Workshops All workshops will take place from 5.30pm- [...]

Perfect Pottery Party

Sibéal turned 6 years old last weekend. Its not a great time of the year to have a birthday party as the weather is usually fairly wet and wintery so bouncy castles and similar are not on. She’s big into Arts and Crafts at the moment. It is an area in which I neither excel [...]