The Paint Bug.

The Paint Bug. The last few weeks have been a bit crazy. A lot crazy actually. We were away on holiday, then Zac went back to college. Tim had an minor surgery and then we had a family wedding. The holiday and wedding were fantastic and the surgery and college move went smoothly. I’m not […]

Planner Review – Episode 2.

Planner Review – Episode 2. Hello again, last week I looked at the Filfox, MAMBI, Erin Condren and Kate Spade planners. Today I have four more, you might not have heard of them all, but I thought they had enough good points to review them. This first one is called the Ban.do Classic Agenda. Nope, […]

Planner Review – Episode 1.

Planner Review – Episode 1. As I said in the last post, choosing a planner is a big deal. They can be pretty expensive, so you need to know you’ll use it.  My first planner was in 1990, just as the Yuppy period was coming to an end I finally saved enough to buy a […]

Back to school means..

Back to school means…. Okay, it means the kids go back to school. But, what about all the things that go with that? like new school bags, new notebooks, new folders and my all time favourite new pencil cases! It also means new starts to me,like a new years day all over again. No matter […]

Summer Holidays.

Summer Holidays Last week Tim & I took off on our summer holiday to France. We flew from Cork to Carcassone with Ryanair, the flight is only an hour and forty five minutes. Pre- booking your seats costs a few extra euro, but to me, not doing it would ruin my holiday. That may sound […]

Sugar Free Flapjacks.

Sugar free flapjacks. We are all more aware of the sugar we eat these days. Not just in the form of sweets and chocolate but the hidden sugars that seem to be absolutely everything! There are loads of fabulous cookbooks full of healthy living recipes, Deliciously Ella, Fearne Cotton, and Davina are some of my favourites. Now, […]

The Joys of getting Older.

The joys of getting older.   When I write my odd ramblings on this blog I don’t really consider who might read it. I used to, and do you know what? It really held me back because I worried about what those people might think. That sentence has a lot to answer for. (source) I hadn’t […]

Rainy days and Sundays.

Rainy Days and Sundays. Good afternoon from a wet and windy County Kerry. Before you say it, I know the title of the song was Rainy days and Mondays, but i’m using artistic licence here! So, as I was saying it is wet and windy.Yesterday I took the dogs to the Copper Mines at Ross […]

Home is the Nicest Word.

Home is the Nicest Word. According to the dictionary it means, ‘House or other dwelling’. To me it means love, family, comfort, safety, coziness. I am a home bird. My favourite place to be is home. Going on holiday is fabulous, but the day we’re returning i’m frantic to get back . It’s where my […]

Quirky? Me? Surely Not!

Quirky? Me? Surely Not! I do like a bit of quirky. Quirky fashion sense, yes.  Quirky home decor ? (there are big polka dots painted on the kitchen walls) so yes. Quirky books… LOVE!!!! I belong to a book club, we have been meeting for eleven years now so we have read a huge amount […]