One perk to being unemployed for the summer is I get to have days off with the Frenchman. Which means days off for the whole family which means family days out! Last week we headed down to Limerick to visit King John’s Castle.
I adore Galway at this time of year, or festival season as we locals call it. I know if might seem to outsiders as if every time of the year is festival season in Galway but July is when it really kicks off here. Starting with the Film Fleadh and ending with the Galway Races
We are just back from what I can only describe as the perfect weekend away in Nerja. It was a short break of sun, sea, sand, tapas, and great mates. Crucially, it was a break away sans enfants, made possible by my amazing mammy, the minis’ Super Granny. Nerja is a small coastal town located 45
Does the notion of planning a child’s birthday party at home strike you with terror? It was Mini’s 6th birthday party recently. We had decided we’d do it at home. We have the space and she gets a real kick when people call to the house so it seemed like a natural choice. Except of course, having to
You know those ideas that come to you on an idle Wednesday afternoon? The ones that appear out of nowhere with a bang, crash, wallop and make you sit up, drop your cup of tea all over yourself in excitement? The ones that also make you wonder how on earth have I not realised this before?
What can I tell you about Christmas 2015? I could talk all about how amazing it was to have it in our very own house for the first time. I could wax lyrical about how well behaved everyone was,both small and large members of the family, and how it was the first Christmas since circa
Another week, another awful story in the news concerning a family who have been torn apart by a diagnosis of Down syndrome. I made the mistake of commenting on a high profile case concerning a similar case last year, so I won’t be commenting on this story. For starters,it’s none of my business. I don’t
They made us wait for it.Oh boy did they make us wait for it. I’ll be honest I thought it was never going to happen but after rejections here, probing there, paperwork,paperwork and more bloody paperwork, it finally happened.That magic phone call we were waiting for. The one that said “Yes, we are prepared to
October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. It’s also the month which sees the fantastic Baboro Children’s Festival take place here in Galway. This is the first year since 2011 that I haven’t been working at the festival and the first time in two years that Mini hasn’t been its (unofficial) poster child but it’s still something we greatly enjoy. We have
Last night was the Irish Blog Awards ceremony which was held in a nice hotel in the arsehole of nowhere or Clane as the locals refer to it. Getting there required some organisation and lead to some interesting decisions.I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to go as there’s a lot on