Parenting · travel

Center Parc Holidays – What to Expect & What to Bring

Later this year we’ll be going on another Center Parcs holiday. Looking at the Center Parcs brochure and website, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there is nothing less than top of the range accommodation, permanent sunshine and family-friendly catering. Spoiler alert – its not quite like that.  That said, we had a easy and… Continue reading Center Parc Holidays – What to Expect & What to Bring

Parenting · travel

Our Farm Holiday at Quinkenhof Farm

Back in May The Bavarian’s family held a family reunion in central Germany. We were to stay at Quinkenhof, a farm in the middle of nowhere. Normally one to love farm holidays, this time I was a bit apprehensive. I hadn’t booked it myself, some distant relation had. Work was madly busy and I hadn’t… Continue reading Our Farm Holiday at Quinkenhof Farm

emigrant · Parenting · travel

Oldbrige & The Battle of the Boyne Museum

Recently on Facebook some fellow Irish Parenting Bloggers and I got into a chat about places to visit around Drogheda and Dundalk. I’m not familiar with Dundalk at all but having been to school in Drogheda and being based in the area whenever we are home in Ireland on holiday, I have a few favourite… Continue reading Oldbrige & The Battle of the Boyne Museum

emigrant · Home · travel

Our Stay At The Old Dispensary, Donore, Ireland

I haven’t told you about our stay at The Old Dispensary yet, have I? When we returned from Ireland in May, my mind was buzzing with details of the the places and ideas I wanted to blog about. Recently I got round to writing about the wedding (here and here). I also managed to tell you… Continue reading Our Stay At The Old Dispensary, Donore, Ireland

Parenting · travel

What To Expect On Holiday In Luxembourg

Here’s a question for you. What springs to mind when you hear “Luxembourg”? You’re drawing a blank aren’t you? Maybe you thought of the Jardin du Luxembourg – in Paris – or perhaps you remembered it has something to do with tax and banking. What didn’t happen is that your eyes misted over and you… Continue reading What To Expect On Holiday In Luxembourg

crafts · travel

The Perfect Holiday Home for The Perfect Group Getaway

I am a lucky lady. Over the past couple of years I have made friends with four women who are competent, friendly, creative, genuine, honest, helpful, supportive and fun.  Together we are a bunch of five mothers with 12 children between us. Out time is mostly taken up with our children, our jobs, our homes… Continue reading The Perfect Holiday Home for The Perfect Group Getaway

Parenting · travel

A Girls’ Night Away at the Athlone Springs Hotel

July began with the 8th anniversary of my becoming a mother. Life has been a fantastic rollercoaster ever since and I wouldn’t swap it for anything. That said, it has been a busy, busy eight years with a lot of thinking of others and not so much thinking of me. There have been times when I… Continue reading A Girls’ Night Away at the Athlone Springs Hotel