emigrant · Parenting

What’s Rare is Wonderful – Families and Formal Wear

A wedding, a garden party and two communions, that’s what we have been through over the last two months. That’s a lot of suit-wearing for little boys. Luckily they seem to love the novelty of being dressed up like their Papa – the white shirts, ties and dickie bows, pocket handkerchiefs  and waistcoats were a… Continue reading What’s Rare is Wonderful – Families and Formal Wear

emigrant · Parenting

A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

The wedding is over but normality has not resumed. I mean that in the best possible way.  We are lucky to have been treated to our own little honeymoon in County Kerry, Ireland, as guests of The Kenmare Bay Hotel.  After the busy time we’ve had so far this year – the lice, the hen… Continue reading A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

Parenting

Wedding Prep – The Children’s Suits Are Sorted

With my sister’s wedding just days away, I am getting *slightly* panicky about how ready we are. There are bags to pack, a present to wrap, loose ends to tie up at work and a dog to be handed over to her minder, not to mention the bridesmaid duties. Rather than get myself into a… Continue reading Wedding Prep – The Children’s Suits Are Sorted

Home · Parenting

Pretty & Practical Home Decor For Families

Points of view on home decor when you have a young family differ greatly. There’s the “why bother” camp, firmly rooted in reality, assuming that vases will get smashed, sofas soiled and walls vandalied by the little ones. And there are the parents who lay down rules, are strict about shoes in the house and… Continue reading Pretty & Practical Home Decor For Families