Lunchboxes are under appreciated. A good, simple lunchbox can make a parent’s and a child’s daily life easier. A bad one can be an annoyance, and we all know that extra annoyance is not what families need. If it can be avoided, it should be avoided. Sinead from Bumbles of Rice has recently given some… Continue reading Lunchboxes – My Three Favourites
The past month has been a good one in many ways – sunshine, holidays, day trips and meals out all featured as did making time for hobbies. Housework, social media and routines took a backseat. As a result, books were taken out more often than usual and I made a good bit of progress with… Continue reading 10 Down, 30 To Go
Homemade Bounty has been all over my social media feed for a while now. Given that a) we are big bakers and makers in this house and b) we all love coconut it was inevitable that we would give these a go. Normally I steer clear of recipes that say have titles like “Amazing 2… Continue reading Our Attempt At Homemade Bounty
There is an ad on TV here in Germany for a DIY store and the slogan translates as “Finish it before it finishes you”. Every time I hear it, I think “How true” and remember all the little things that need finishing in our house. When you have a house and a garden, there is… Continue reading Finish It (Before It Finishes You)
When people in Germany ask me what Ireland is like for a holiday, I am always keen to make it clear that if they are looking for a beach holiday they can forget Ireland. “If you don’t mind the weather, you can have a great holiday in Ireland” I tell them. After this year’s holiday… Continue reading Beach Weather
Back in July I was full of good intentions to write my Styling The Seasons blog post early in the month, before preparations got underway for Number One’s birthday, our camping weekend and our hoiday to Ireland. Needless to say, it came to nothing. Every spare minute was caught up in baking, packing, planning and… Continue reading Styling The Seasons, August 2016
Yesterday I flew back to my adopted home, Germany, from my real home, Ireland. Leaving was hard after spending almost one month with my family and old friends and having met some new friends too. But that’s the thing with being an emigrant. You fly “home” on holidays and then you leave there to fly… Continue reading Shortlisted!