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

Getting to Lapland – costs and tips

If you’ve read all about our DIY adventure to Lapland, you might be interested in how we did it.

While an all-inclusive package is attractive to some, we were more interested in a cheaper, more tailored option. I’m also not at my best a 5am in the morning and most charters leave early!

Here’s how we did it: Continue reading Getting to Lapland – costs and tips

Review: Skincare deliciousness from Dublin Herbalists

I am sitting here typing this review for you while slathered in my new favourite face mask from Dublin Herbalists. It smells good enough to eat, feels fantastic and leaves my face as soft as a newborn’s bum. I just gave myself a little stroke there to confirm. I am delighted with myself.

Claire Gardiner, creator of Dublin Herbalists skincare, got in touch with me a while ago to ask me if I’d like to try out some of her new products. Sure didn’t I nearly bite the hand off her. Continue reading Review: Skincare deliciousness from Dublin Herbalists

Chapter books for reading out loud at bedtime

I don’t know about you, but I fairly got a pain in my face from reading Julia Donaldson over and over again. I love her, like. But there’s only so many cute rhyming couplets a parent can take, particularly when repeated ad nauseum.

Once the small boy turned four, it really felt like he was ready for a longer story instead of the start-to-finish bedtime tale. I struggled though to find age-appropriate chapter books for the 4+ age group to read out loud. Most of the books in the shops seemed to be geared at an older self-reading age group and oftentimes the stories were too scary or too complex to hold a smallie’s attention. Continue reading Chapter books for reading out loud at bedtime

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