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He’s leaving on a jet plane

This Saturday my eldest son, aged 11, is heading for a week’s vacation on his ownio. Well ok, not totally alone. He’s holidaying with his auntie, cousins and grandparents, without me, his dad or siblings. Its the longest stretch that we’ve ever been apart. I know he’s going to have a wonderful holiday, be totally [...]

Time for Twebt the Fifth

It’s that time again. The next wine blind tasting via Twitter is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 27th of June at 9pm. photo credit: theilr Hosted by Kevin and Brian, wine supplied by Red Nose Wine, details can be found here. So if you fancy a spot of wine observing, sniffing, tasting and [...]

Fun in the sun in Cork

We had good fun at the Street Performance World Championship last year and are hoping to head into Cork en famille to enjoy it again this year. Breakdancers, clowns, jugglers, comedians, dancers, magicans, contortionists, games, face painting. a playground and much much more. There is also an extensive range and variety of food stalls so [...]

Mini marathon update

Well, tis all done and dusted now. Last Monday myself and my sister Claire, ably supported by the brothers Phili and Brían, headed into the Harcourt hotel. There we met up with  a gang of our cousins as part of the 1 in 1000 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon team. The aim was to raise money [...]