Fota Wildlife Park – Days Out With Kids In Cork 2017

Now that the days are getting sunnier, we’re looking for more things to do outdoors with our little man. As much as possible we’re trying…

Netflix Rainy Day Watching for January Blues

Oh, the weather outside is… well, it’s bloody awful for the last few weeks, isn’t it? While I consider myself extremely lucky to not have…

Craft-y Gift Ideas at the Glucksman Gallery

With Christmas close at hand (yes, I went there, Tesco has been blaring the music since midnight on October 31st), thoughts have started straying towards gift…

4 Irish NonFiction Reads You Should Pick Up Today

I’m a bookworm at heart, I have been since I was a child. I was that kid who was always, without fail, in the book…

Why You Need To Watch How To Get Away With Murder

Straight up – to me, Shonda Rhimes can’t do much wrong (though she makes my tear ducts activate on an almost weekly basis). For the…

Coffee in Cork City: My Top 5 Coffee Spots

  I’ve always been a big coffee person – for a lot of my college life, I was pretty sure that if I got a…

Balance Restored: What I’m Watching while avoiding the rest of the unpacking

Balance has been restored to the Four Walls, Rainy Days household. It may have taken 21 days, three phonecalls ending in crying with rage, two…

Asking For It: A Review and Interview with author Louise O Neill.

The concept of rape culture is something that was probably first highlighted to me around the time of the furore around that “Blurred Lines” song…

Nocturnal Netflix – insomnia edition.

Insomnia is never really a welcome friend to any house. I’ve never been a big fan of it – I like my sleep, comfy and…

Foolproof Baby Changing On the Go – Becky Mantin Nappy Grab Bag (review plus giveaway)

I’ve been changing nappies on a daily basis for the last 16 months. I’ve become somewhat of an old hand at it, there are no…

Brunch at No. 9 Barronstrand St; a Delicious Treat

As part of my trip back to the not-so-sunny South East, a couple of visits to Waterford were in order. I’ve got a lot of…

Rants, Rain and Reading – My Little Loves of the Week!

There has finally been some form of a break to the heat – okay, so I would have rathered a gentle breeze rather than the…

Foodie Friday: Checking out Box Noodle, Cork

The diet is still on, don’t worry, but some times you have to have a bit of a cheat meal. Lately in Cork, everywhere you…

Funky Giraffe Bibs – Cute, Dribble-Proof and One for Every Outfit

Since having E last year, I’ve bought a lot of baby bibs. For one thing, it took us a long time to figure out just…

Losing the Plot Again – The Kid’s Book Shelves

Ah, reading, my old friend. Before I had a baby, I was one of these people who liked to read for pleasure, a book before…

“I Forgot To Take My Pill”, the Parenting Book of a generation.

I’ve read my fair share of parenting books. Most of them while pregnant, unsure, terrified and hoping that divine wisdom would help me remove the…

8 Things you DEFINITELY can’t leave out of your Baby Changing Bag

My now-toddler has been a life changing transformation for me. Not least in the amount of effort it now takes to leave the house. No…

The Last Fairy Tales, The Adventures of Wilbur Burrows – Review

Recently, I’ve had the great pleasure of reading a charming book writtenfor children but with a deeper message that can apply to us all; regardless…

All of the Pretty Stationery… A foray onto Minted.com

  Anybody who knows me, knows I’m a stationery fiend. I look at pretty notebooks – too pretty to write in – and try in…

London Baby! Netflix Stream Team Bloggers on Tour!

  So if you follow me on any social media, in particular Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that I went to London for…

Latest Beauty Finds

So it’s been a while since my materialistic retail therapy side paid a visit to the blog, indeed since the contents of my makeup bag…

New Year, New Me?

I’ve written before about my relationship with food, weight and body image. After my pregnancy with E, I was left at the biggest I’ve ever…