Category Archives: Family life

Summer Loves So Far

Benone Beach

The Great Northern Irish Summer has arrived, and with it the expectation of long lazy days of fun. Days where the kids don’t argue, the sun shines brightly, and everyone is just happier. Of course, it isn’t always like that. The kids do still argue, as they are under each other’s feet all day. It rains, usually on your day off. And the bills still need paid, you still have to go to work, and the washing doesn’t miraculously start to do itself!

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Catch Up with My Days – December 2016

dec-selfie

Hello hello hello!!! And Happy New Year! I do apologise for my absence on the blog over the last while. I ┬ádo have an excuse though – I returned to work. So no more lazing around watching day time t.v. No more spontaneous outings. My life is now run with military precision. Well… that might be an exaggeration, but it will be, just as soon as I get organised. If that is even possible as a working mum? I’m going to give it a try anyway!

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A Northern Irish BBQ

Sausages on BBQ

What makes a really great Northern Irish BBQ? Sheltering from the rain? Yes, of course that can be part of the fun, but that’s not what I meant. What I mean, is how better to enjoy spending quality time with your family than by getting outdoors and eating al fresco, while taking advantage of all the great local produce we have available. Also, as it is the Northern Ireland year of food and drink, we should make as much effort as possible to support and showcase local business.

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Summer So Far… 2016

Lewis Plane

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. That’s how the saying goes isn’t it? Of course, I totally disagree. As I sit here typing this with the rain bouncing off the windows, I just cannot reconcil it with the thought that this could be summer. I’m sure when I was a child, summers were sunny!

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Keeping the Kids Clothes Clean: Vanish Review and Competition

Vanish Review

One of my least favourite chores is the laundry. It is my ground-hog day. Wash, dry, iron, put away. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Actually… stop. That item is for the bin. I know it was only bought last week, but look at the stains on that! It is definitely only fit for the bin… I’m only kidding… we don’t throw out stained clothes, we wear them in the house and just hope no-one comes to visit!

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