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Top notch service in Clonakilty’s Aubergine Cafe

Last Saturday, myself, Oisín and Sibéal headed to Clonakilty for a few hours. We were on a mission to get knitting needles and wool for Sibéal and a new book for Oisín. Whilst there, it started to rain and the kids declared they were hungry so we decided to have lunch in the Aubergine Cafe. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Crafty Cafe

On the last trip to Cavan, a couple of weeks ago I decided to stop in Ballinahown. It was possibly a bit foolhardy of me that I decided that the best place for myself and 4 of my kids to eat lunch would be in its Craft Cafe. Its located in the centre of the [...]

1,2, 3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive….

We headed to Deasy’s in Ring last night for an early celebration of Conor’s birthday which is mid week next week. It had been a while since our last visit which we had enjoyed so we were both looking forward to it. We arrived at 7pm and luckily managed to get a parking spot right [...]

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 [...]

Found Out

This morning did not start well: the car broke down on the school run and it was raining. After all was sorted: the car fixed and kids dropped to school, I decided to call in to The Found Out Cafe in Innishannon. Its located on the Main Street, I pass it regularly on the way [...]

Anyone for noodles?

photo credit: adactio After swimming earlier today, we decided to eat out en famille. Having been to Wagamama in Cork previously and having been very happy with that visit, we decided to return today. As always the staff were very friendly, attentive and efficient. Its a very family friendly restaurant: colouring pages and crayon to [...]

Review of The Bosun

  Last Sunday we weren’t really in the humour for cooking and fancied heading out en famille for some late lunch. We wanted something more than fastfood but with 5 young kids haute cuisine isn’t often an option. So off we headed to The Bosun pub in Monkstown. The location of this pub/restaurant is great, overlooking the harbour in Monkstown with a [...]

Review of Nobu Restaurant

Nobu Restaurant Superb food but crowded loud room and mediocre service at expensive prices. To be honest, prior to this visit to London, I hadn’t been a huge fan of Japanese food. I had thought it alright but given a choice for a night out, I would preferably opt for French cuisine. For a change [...]

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