Back in 2001 The Bavarian and I went on our first proper holiday together. Two weeks in America – Boston and Maine. Since it was the first two weeks of October, they were two pumpkin-filled weeks. I remember there being pumpkin spiced everything, from latte to bagels to candles. I even brought home a can… Continue reading Sweet, Spiced Pumpkin Puree
So, you reckon the SAHM life is not for you? What’ll I do all day? Yeah, that’s what I thought too before I tried it for a few years. If, like me, you end up at home for an extended spell, here’s how to keep yourself busy outside of being a mammy. 1. Volunteering –… Continue reading But what’ll I do all day?
You know that hashtag on Instagram #ihavethisthingwithfloors? If you don’t, look it up. There are some incredibly pretty floors out there. I could scroll through the photos for hours. Well, anyway, I actually do have this thing with floors, in particular the laminate floors in my house. When we moved in, we hadn’t the time,… Continue reading What Lies Beneath, Part Two
It wouldn’t be fair to say that my reading rate has slipped lately, it is just that I have been reading other things as well as books. I have been reading blogs and magazines and library books on crafts, interiors and cookery. As a result, unterstandably, my reading of novels has suffered somewhat. Of the… Continue reading 13 Down, 27 To Go
I’m back at my desk job, as regular readers will know. How have things been going so far? Well, let’s just day the chances of my being able to drink my coffee hot have increased, but my pleasure in making myself a coffee has sunk. There is a big difference between coffee at home and at… Continue reading Not All Coffeebreaks Were Created Equal
We’ve gone away for the weekend to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. Foolish people that we are, we decided to make it a family affair. The children and the dog are what we have spent most of the last ten years on, so why not celebrate with them? I suggested. I am a fool. At… Continue reading Badhaus 1897 Cafe
Ever since Number One was very small, I have been on the lookout for books in Irish (gaelic) for him, and later for his younger brothers. Over the years we picked up a few here and there while on holiday in Ireland. None fit my criteria. The books I saw on sale were either too… Continue reading Toddler-Friendly Irish Books