Family days out around Dublin

If you’re looking for some ideas for fun family days out in and around Dublin, we’ve had a few great ones over the last few weeks. There’s nothing like a day trip, ideally with a picnic in the middle, to make you feel like you’re on holidays – rain or shine. Here’s five for you to try. Continue reading Family days out around Dublin

6 tips to survive a waterpark with kids

If you have children, odds are fairly in favour of finding yourself at a waterpark at some stage in their lives. You might love them, you might hate them, but either way, you’re going anyway so you might as well make the most of it. Let me share with you my top tips to get the very best out of your visit. Forewarned is forearmed, after all. Continue reading 6 tips to survive a waterpark with kids

Thought I was turning into my mother there for a sec

Some people say that all women end up turning into their mother at some stage. I’ve never believed that’s true. Until I found myself one day last week kneeling down in the middle of Dunnes and insisting that the small boy whip off his t-shirt so I could try a few tops on him. Continue reading Thought I was turning into my mother there for a sec

Our DIY trip to Lapland

We’re just back from from our DIY trip to Lapland! It was absolutely the holiday of a lifetime and something that I never thought I would ever book. Until one day in September when I read this post by Corrina on CherrySue, Doin’ the Do and suddenly oops, we’d booked a holiday to Finland!

If ever we were going to do it, this year was the perfect time. The small boy is 5, his favourite film is The Polar Express, the Santa magic is strong, and Corrina’s plan made something that I had always perceived to be very expensive seem like a flippin bargain! And, in fairness, it really was. Continue reading Our DIY trip to Lapland

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