Category: lifestyle

  The original couch potato walked not 7km but 10km! One of my objectives for 2016 was to walk 5km in an official challenge/race.  One morning in January, I was browsing Facebook and came across The Heart of Galway Walk…

  I have updated this blog post, which is one of my most read. Thirteen years ago I moved from Johannesburg, South Africa to Ireland.  Not only was it a huge move from continent to continent, but it was also…

I am going to participate in a 7km walk. This may not seem a remarkable statement, but coming from the original couch potato it really is! I grew up not really understanding the value of physical exercise. I suffered from…

Christmas is my favourite time of the year.  I start to get excited, sometimes even before Halloween.  Today I took a little time to reflect on why I love Christmas. Tradition Every Christmas my son and I build a gingerbread…

A few days I unpacked a box and found a pile of old school reports.  I laughed when I read this one dated from when I was 5 and 20 days.  I really haven’t changed much.  It has me wondering…

I didn’t grow up with Halloween.  It was only something that started to impact in my life when my son was born.  When he started to go to nursery he came home with Halloween costume requests and that started me thinking…

Our home is so important to our happiness.  When I started house hunting six weeks ago I was honestly dreading it.  I put on my brave face and logged onto Daft.ie. Where would I find a house that was going…

When I watch Gogglebox on Channel 4,  I realise that for many of us it isn’t TV that is the centre of the home, but rather the sofa.  Best friends, husbands and wives, families or all shapes and sizes congregate on…

  You know when you get a point where you could either laugh or cry? Well I was at that point yesterday.  As crying will give me panda eyes, I think I will just have to laugh. I love this quote…

  I love this quote, and quite often use it as an excuse for my clutter problem. Everyone who knows me personally is having a good giggle at this stage.  I really am very untidy.  I really do try, but…

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