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I Gotta Feeling

This Saturday sees myself and Oscar hitting the road to Dublin. For his fast approaching birthday we’re heading to his first evah concert in the O2. The Black Eyed Peas supported by Cheryl Cole. He can’t wait. It is bringing back memories of the 80s and my first concerts. A crowd of us would take [...]

Twebt the fourth

And this time its a white wine. Taking place this Sunday, April 25th at 9pm, Twebt (the twitter wine blind tasting), with mystery bottle provided by O’Briens wines . If you’re in Cork city, you may want to meet with others in the Sextant on Albert Quay. Check out Brian’s blog for pointers to how [...]

Double Trouble

Via Springwise, this twin baby clothing website, Tot-a-Lot, got me all broody this morning. Designed for babies and toddlers, these clothes are very cute.  Normally I’m not a fan of dressing children identically, although my daughters sometimes ask to have the same outfits despite being 3 years apart in age. These clothes are to be [...]

Wine Tastings Galore

Over the past few days the following upcoming wine tastings have come to my attention. The first one is from Red Nose Wine tomorrow night in Clonmel, costs €10 and features Samuel Guibert of Mas de Daumas Gassac. O’Briens in Bray are having a tasting of their new Italian and Spanish wines in aid of  [...]

Dig It!

A new archaeology adventure show is coming to RTE’s The Den. Aimed at teams of three from 5th and 6th class aged between 9 and 13 years old, it focuses on local and national history and archaeological discoveries with the ultimate prize of  a unique school trip for the winners’  entire class. To begin, you [...]