ManicMammy's Blog

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Keep on Running

Last December’s Clonakilty half marathon was  good fun. Despite the morning being freezing, the atmosphere at the startline  was brilliant with music playing, runners looking forward to the off and plenty of supporters about. The run itself was enjoyable with a few hills to keep me on my toes and plenty of scenic views to [...]

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- [...]

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 [...]

Yummy Pizza

Oscar, our 9 year old completed this course last Saturday. He is interested in food and cooking and is able to make himself basics like poached eggs on toast, omelettes, smoothies etc. He loves pizza so the thought of making his own from scratch appealed to him. He arrived home after the course chuffed with [...]

Cooking lesson for kids

Heard about this cookery course recently and thought it was a great idea. To be held in Fionnuisce in Bandon, Dianne hopes to teach kids the basics in making healthy burgers, pizzas and more. Real Fast Food for Children Hands on Kids Cookery Session with Dianne Curtin Saturday, March 21st 2pm – 4.30pm 25euro including [...]

Rawk on in Bandon

This weekend’ll be hopping in Bandon as the annual music festival takes place. We’ll be away tomorrow night but are hoping to get to either Saturday or Sunday nights’ free gigs at The Shambles to see The Blizzards, Republic of Loose and the Delorentos. Plenty happening the pubs too as can be seen in the [...]

Fishy fishy

For Oscar’s first birthday my dad bought him an aquarium and some fish. He loved it. But since moving to Bandon 5 years ago, its just been stored as we never got around to setting it up here and restocking it with fish. All changed last weekend as for his ninth birthday, we decided to [...]

Review of Bandon beauty clinic

Bandon beauty clinic,77-78 South Main Street, Bandon, Co Cork, Ireland Professional, friendly and efficient beauty salon in the heart of Bandon. Alot of things make me happy. One such thing, that although very superficial, but that doesn’t cost me much time or money and puts a bounce in my step, is to get my eyebrows [...]

Review of Bandon town playground

Bandon town playground Located on the bank of the river, this is a great children’s playground with plenty of equipment to suit all ages from babies, toddlers to older kids. This is a relatively new playground, as far as I recall, its only open a couple of years. Its located on the banks of the [...]

Review of Cappuccino’s Bistro and Cafe

Cappuccino’s Bistro and Cafe,1 St Patrick’s Place, Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland Fast, friendly service of a tasty lunch for 2 adults and 6 children. Good choice of food for all. Yesterday on the way home from the playground, myself and my 5 kids, Teresa and her baby Kieran decided to pop into the newly opened [...]