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Best boy’s birthday party evah

Time is really flying and Oisín turned 10 years old a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately its not the best time of year for a birthday weatherwise but he’d been to his mate Brian’s birthday party in West Cork Secret during the summer and was fairly insistent he wanted to celebrate his birthday there too. [...]

DIY Paper Sundial

Via @sabrinadent. This looks like a fun project for kids and adults alike and its free. How to make your own cutout paper vertical sundial. This page is about Sundials. Sundials are instruments that tell you the time with the shadow of the sun. To design a sundial you need to know exactly where you [...]

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 [...]

Aaaaand we’re off

Yup, the Christmas shopping has just begun. As I’m averse to trawling around the shops, I started my search online.  I do want to keep my dosh relatively local so was particularly interested in Irish online shops. Our eldest is mad into skateboarding at the moment. So his Santy request was for a new skateboard, [...]

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 [...]

Review of VHI Cúlcamps GAA summer camp

VHI Cúlcamps GAA summer camp Slightly disorganised but enjoyable hurling and football summer camp for 7 to 13 year olds. This was the second summer camp our 8 year old son did recently. It ran from 10am till 2.30pm Monday to Friday. He enjoyed the week despite a days rain where outdoor activities were suspended [...]