Leaving Cert Results: Tales From The Other Side

So, today is Leaving Cert Results Day. Students will open envelopes after months of waiting and agonising, and the knowledge of those results will be…

Brunch at Ali’s Kitchen – A Delicious Choice In Cork City

I’m a big fan of brunch. Often I find that I don’t feel like eating first thing in the morning, but still in the mood…

Humira Didn’t Work For Me – So What’s Next?

For the last six weeks, I’ve been taking a drug called Humira which was meant to help get rid of my chronic pain issues. The…

What We’re Watching On Netflix Now That The Heatwave’s Gone

Since the rain has decided to make a return to Ireland, I can feel a whole lot less guilty about staying in and binging on Netflix series… so here’s a look at what I’ve been watching, and what I’ve got lined up this month!

7 Things I Will Never Understand About Soft Play

As a parent to a four-year-old, we spend a lot of time at Soft Play. It’s a necessary evil. The Irish weather doesn’t allow for…

7 Podcasts I Have Been Loving Lately

Podcasts are one of my favourite ways to unwind. I’ve written before about my love of true crime podcasts, but lately, I have extended my…

The Chronic Pain / Chronic Illness Alphabet

As someone who lives with chronic pain and chronic illness, I’ve got a fair bit of downtime. I’m currently out of work as managing full…

Days Out With Kids In Cork: Nano Nagle Place

Finding new places to go with the little man in tow has become an ever-growing hobby as he gets older and needs more to keep…

24 True Crime Documentaries on Netflix for lovers of The Staircase

If you’ve been here any reasonable amount of time, you might have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for true crime documentaries,…

Summer Reads Bookshelf: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve written a proper book post, aside from the odd review. It’s not that I haven’t been reading much –…

Closing Time: Leaving Creche Days Behind

“Closing Time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…” I’m reminded a lot of this song lately, it’s playing in my song almost…

What It’s Like To Be Stuck In The Middle With No Diagnosis

This post has taken me a long time to write. I’ve previously written about my struggles with mental health, and with my journey through life…

Incredibles 2 – A Trip To The Cinema with Vodafone Family Firsts

I was very excited to receive an email last week inviting my family to a preview screening of Incredibles 2 in The Gate Cinema in…

Days Out With Kids In Cork: Fota House and Gardens

I hardly dare say it, but the Summer has arrived in Cork. There are intervals of sunshine between the rain and I wind up sunburnt…

Book Review: One Click by Andrea Mara

I like a good psychological thriller novel, and this is an arena that female authors are knocking out of the park in recent years. Increasingly,…

My Yes Is For….

In less than two weeks, we will know the result of the referendum which proposes to repeal the 8th Amendment in the Irish constitution. The…

13 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Netflix This May

In my inbox, this week, came some great news – the announcement of Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. The show made a big bang…

Dispelling Myths Shared By The Save The 8th Campaign – #RepealThe8th

As we come up to the referendum which will decide whether or not the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht na hEireann is repealed, there is a…

22 Times Grey’s Anatomy Summed Up Parenting A Toddler

I’ve started re-watching old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy lately while I’ve been off work. I’ve been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy since the early days…

Snapshot Of FOUR

In the cast of Life, this leading lady is now mother to a four-year-old boy. He may not look it, or fit the clothes just…

St Patrick’s Day 2018 – Family Friendly Events in Cork

Ireland’s national holiday, St Patrick’s Day, falls this Saturday, 17th March. Each year, we celebrate St Patrick, the guy who got the credit for bringing…

How To Survive Snowmageddon with the Kids At Home

The Beast from The East has been making its way across Ireland. The street value of a sliced pan is high, motivation to go into…

21 Valentines Day Date Night Movies on Netflix

Since Valentines Day falls midweek this year, it’s possible that any plans, if you’ve got them, will be centred around the weekend. Alternatively, you might…

Perfect Pancake Recipes That Your Kids Will Love This Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday is tomorrow – 13th February. In the past, it was intended as a way to use up all of the eggs, butter and…

11 True Crime Podcasts for Armchair Detectives in 2018

I’m a big crime fan, I have been for years – factual or fictional, I lap it up. What that says about me as a…