Soccer stars don’t get a look in with my local GAA mad child

GAA mad child

My GAA mad child: Aidan was over the moon to meet one of his heroes, Moorefield’s David Whyte, recently

I was raised on sidelines. I was fed sport from an early age. I was a GAA mad child and it, and sport, consumed my father’s life. He ran marathons, he cycled, but when I was a small one, it was the GAA that trumped all in our house. Walterstown GAA in rural Co Meath to be precise.  Continue reading

Aldi trampoline and bouncy castle in stores Sunday

Aldi trampoline

Aldi trampoline – on sale from this Sunday, May 27

The summer holidays aren’t that far away and you’ll want to keep the kids entertained, right? Well check this out! From Sunday, May 27, the Aldi trampoline and bouncy castle are included in their specialbuys.

The Aldi trampoline, including enclosure, is only €129.99 and features 56 zinc-coated springs for reliable all-day bouncing.It also has an anti-rust galvanised steel frame and weather protected foam pads for safe cushioning. Also in store on Sunday in the corresponding trampoline accessories kit, which includes  Includes a cover, an entrance ladder and an anchor kit.

If a trampoline is not your thing then have a look at the bouncy castle for €79,99. It inflates in under two minutes thanks to the built-in air pump. It is a safe, enclosed play area with honeycomb side safety nets and an arched entrance. The bouncy castle secures to the ground with four stakes, while the accessories included are an air pump, bouncer safety stakes, air pump safety stakes, a repair kit and a carry bag

Aldi trampoline

The bouncy castle is €79.99

The above products go on sale in all 130 Aldi stores nationwide from Sunday, 27th May, while stocks last. For more information see the Aldi website.

Speaking of summer, have you booked your family holiday yet? If not and you’re looking for something a bit different, I highly recommend Holland.



Help! Stranger Danger – my daughter so doesn’t get it

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger – This little madam loves strangers. A bit too much for my liking!

I’m really lucky that both Aidan and Sarah are very social kids. Neither of them are shy, they instantly make friends with other kids and adults alike. You would never think it, but Aidan is slightly more shy than his sister. It always takes him a few minutes to warm to new people, but once he does he’s in like Flynn!  Continue reading

Aldi beach accessories – get ready for summer holidays!

Aldi beach accessories

Aldi beach accessories – Animal Shaped Swim Ring €2.99

With the summer weather finally making an appearance for the Bank Holiday weekend just passed, it’s time to get thinking about summer holidays, be it on foreign soil or at home. To get you prepared you should check out the Aldi beach accessories, which will be in stores on Sunday, May 20.  Continue reading

My new baby has made my life complete!

new baby Dyson

How my new baby makes me feel! Like I’m on top of the world!

A good while back I asked if three really was the magic number. I was debating whether or not to have a third child. Well I’m glad to announce that the third baby, the fifth member of the family, arrived in to the house a couple of weeks ago. And I don’t know how I ever lived without said baby!  Continue reading

Offaly, so great for a family break

family break offaly

Lough Boora Discovery Park in Offaly (via

I was renewing my car insurance with Chill Insurance the other day and while I was on hold I got to thinking about family road trips in Ireland. All I see online at the moment is people talking about their summer holidays in the likes of France, Spain and Italy but what about mini staycations?  Continue reading