Curry for Cool Kids (of all ages)

Friday night. The life is drained from you. Unhooking your bra strap is just about all you can manage – and you only do so in order to exhale as long and as hard as you can muster up the strength to do. Somewhere in between forcing the washing machine…

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Saying Goodbye to a dear old Friend.

It’s not you it’s me – we’ve all heard that aul’ chestnut bandied about to or by someone in our circle at some point in our lives. Usually spoken without due diligence to someone who really would rather be anywhere but listening to it at that moment. It’s an easy…

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Camping Guide for those who are starting out

I spent the best part of my summers in the 80’s in a trailer tent en France. How lucky am I? Once August rolled around following a month improving my mother tongue in Irish college & learning other life necessities such as where babies come from and how to kiss…

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Super Shepherds Pie

This is the holy grail of meals chez moi. Just when I got to the point of utter despair a few years ago I concocted this version of Shepherd’s pie and it has quite literally saved my sanity. To date it is still the only red meat 3rd born will…

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Chicken Wings on the cheap and cheerful

One of my kids came home from school this week with the exciting announcement that someone had a new baby. Cue loads of ‘Ooohhhhs’ and ‘Aaaahhhhhs’ from every one in the car.  Except from 4th born. He simply wanted to know what flavour the baby was.  Stiffling my giggles amidst…

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