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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 [...]

Boom Boom Pow

Last Saturday, Oscar and I headed to the O2 in Dublin to see The Black Eyed Peas supported by Cheryl Cole. It was Oscar’s first concert and he was really looking forward to it. It was a truly brilliant night which far exceeded our expectations. He was dumbstruck by the whole experience. Here’s Cheryl’s first [...]

Keep on running

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from my cousin Sinéad wondering whether I would be interested in running the Flora women’s mini marathon with her and a group of cousins and pals as part of the 1 in 1000 campaign for cystic fibrosis. Its a great cause and just the incentive I [...]

Day out in Dublin

Last Saturday myself, Oscar and Oisín headed to Dublin on the train for a day out. By the time we’d arrived, taken the LUAS and found ourselves outside the Jervis Centre we were a smidge hungry. The boys decided that they’d like something Italian for their lunch so we headed into Dunne and Crescenzi which [...]

Try, try again…

Maybe this is the place I should go to a few times before my next snowboarding trip. Looks like I could get some much needed practice in before facing the real slopes. Check out the video on the snowboarding page. Oh to be that proficient on the piste. Am definitely going to have to get [...]

Bento Box in Dublin

Last Saturday just before the excitement of the Irish Web Awards commenced, we decided to head to Yamamori to grab a quick bite to eat. When we arrived around 5ish the place was hopping, a good sign. We were seated without delay. To keep things quick and easy, we both ordered a bento box. Some [...]