Review: Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure

Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure

Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure: Sarah picking out her pumpkin to carve.

Aye Aye my hearties! Happy Halloween in advance! We got in the spirit of things at the Rathwood Halloween Pirate Adventure today and not even Storm Brian got in our way!  Continue reading

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia

Family break in the D Hotel and Funtasia: Aidan and Daddy Chambers outside The D Hotel in Drogheda

Would you beleive that up until last Saturday we had never all stayed together as a family in a hotel. It just didn’t appeal to me. I worried about all four of us being in a room together and I wondered what myself and Daddy Chambers would do once Aidan and Sarah were asleep.  Continue reading

Review: Family Day at The Curragh

The Curragh Family Day

The Curragh Family Day: Aidan, my little lion man

I’m not big into the gigis myself. My knowledge would be limited. I remember being sent off on assignments to interview people in the horse racing industry when I worked as a sports journalist and winging it; totally winging it.  Continue reading

Review: Family holiday in Holland

Family holiday in Holland: Efteling Theme Park

Family holiday in Holland: Efteling Theme Park

When I told friends I was going to Holland on holidays this summer a lot of them just assumed I was sneaking off on a mini-break with Daddy Chambers and leaving the kids at home. Au contraire my friends! The four of us took off and spent a week exploring the North Brabant region of the Netherlands. So I thought I’d share our experience, where we went, where we stayed and how much the beer is (us parent’s have to have some fun, right?!)  Continue reading

Review: Rathwood Teddy Bear Picnic

Rathwood Teddy Bear Picnic

Aidan and Daddy Bear enjoying the Rathwood Teddy Bear Picnic

I’m currently on holidays from the day job and when we returned from abroad last week it was safe to say I had the post holiday blues. When the kind folk at Rathwood asked us if we would like to experience their Teddy Bear Picnic event, we jumped at the chance. I figured it would be a nice way to round off the holliers.  Continue reading

An absolutely brilliant family weekend in Birr

Birr Castle Treehouse

Aidan and Sarah leg it towards to treehouse in the grounds of Birr Castle

Birr is not the first town that comes to mind when trying to organise a family weekend away. We’re just back from the Offaly town and I’m here to tell you that it’s the business. Indeed it’s perfect for a family weekend away and we’ll be back again.  Continue reading

Ninja Professional Stackable Chopper – My new favourite kitchen gadget

Ninja Professional Stackable Chopper

The Ninja Professional Stackable Chopper

I have two kids who hate vegetables but I refuse to not let them eat veg. I try my best to conceal them in dishes, which often means chopping veg up into teeny tiny pieces. I hate chopping though, so I decided to invest in a Ninja Professional Stackable Chopper and I genuinely don’t know how I lived without it up until now!  Continue reading