Wexford

Of Irish beaches, movies and romance

Of Irish beaches, movies and romance This is a collaborative post. If you ask my husband why we chose to move to Wexford, Ireland from Johannesburg in South Africa, he’ll tell you it was for the beaches. If you know my husband you’ll know that he’s a messer – South… Read More »Of Irish beaches, movies and romance

A Day at Altamont Gardens

Or, the day I didn’t lose the kids at Altamont Gardens Why is it that my kids always want to eat the picnic the minute we arrive at our destination? Even if it’s only 11:30 am and we left home 40 minutes ago, straight after they ate breakfast? Our recent… Read More »A Day at Altamont Gardens

Glynn

From Egoli to Glynn

From Egoli to Glynn In 2004 we left Johannesburg or Egoli-the City of Gold; population : 3,226,055 (2001 figures, there are over 4 million people living there now, or over 10 million if you include the greater metropolitan area). According to the latest Irish census results 4 million is nearly equivalent to the entire… Read More »From Egoli to Glynn

family picnic in the park outside chateau Fontainbleau

‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids

‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids ~This post contains affiliate links – my full disclosure policy can be found here ~ How to make the best out of picnicking with your (sometimes?) picky kids. Picnics for the Famous Five were always glorious and filled with the tastiest sounding delights.… Read More »‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids

The Complaints Department will Open when I’m in the Right Mood

I have had a few years of summer holidays with my kids at home for about nine weeks, this year is my first with a teenager who gets three months. The past years have presented one or two challenges so this year I am bucking up my approach. Oh, how I… Read More »The Complaints Department will Open when I’m in the Right Mood