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Operation Better Bridesmaid

After my last bridesmaid post, in which I wallowed in my uselessness at this particular job, I noticed that I had forgotten my nephew’s first birthday. I say “noticed” but in reality my sister, the bride-to-me and mother of said nephew, phoned me to tell me.  She was probably simultaneously wondering if she could get… Continue reading Operation Better Bridesmaid

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Creating Cottage Charm with Bloom & Wild

For all the organisation and planning and parcel-sending that usually goes on in my life, there is one date I am always late in marking – my sister’s birthday. I only have the one sister and her birthday is on the same date every year (surprise, surprise) so you’d think I’d remember it. It is… Continue reading Creating Cottage Charm with Bloom & Wild

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Memories, featuring Butlers’ Chocolates

Back in my college days I worked in Magill’s deli in Dublin. Around Christmas it was always alive with people, some just popping in for the smell. “Oh if you could bottle this!” they’d say, raising their nose and taking a deep breath of the spicey, smokey smell that hangs in the air. The mood… Continue reading Memories, featuring Butlers’ Chocolates