Little Lunches

So the Autumn is creeping up on us. Shorter days, chillier mornings and Back To School! We've been busy in the YDS kitchen cobbling together some alternative lunch box ideas for your little ones to enjoy.   Mini Me Yogurt Pots  If you're looking for a healthier, more...

YDS What’s On Guide…17th, 18th, 19th

Well the sun may be gone, but the heat is still here! With this week promising to pick up again on the weather front, lets have a look about to see what's on.   Donegal Donegal, Derry and Londonderry are providing the backdrop this August to celebrate one of our great...

Back To School!

So this week we are talking 'Back To School'. For some of us parents it's the annual ritual of scraping our kids off the ceiling and getting them back into a routine. Some are preparing for the momentous 'Exam Year'. And for some of us greenhorns, it's our first time...

Trees

Now this will sound bizarre but as I have mentioned before, I love going on long walks in the countryside. I am amazed at the luscious green fields, the rolling mountains, the magnificent foliage especially at this time of the year. But the one thing that I have...

Review: Our Trip To Dreamland

Our first visit to Shay Kinsella's Dreamland in Limerick was when my twins were three. We have since returned twice, even getting to meet Santa in the 'sensory cave' which was a truly magical experience. On one occasion my eight year old nephew came along and whilst...

Go Seek…

By the time she reached her blue Ford Kuga, having maintained a three-year-old’s walking speed, Maeve was beginning to question her earlier decision of parking so far from the health centre. She pushed down on the buggy break with her foot. "Maria hold onto Mommy's...

I Forgot I Love to Write

Recently, I have been so caught up in the process of editing my writing and changing (and changing and changing) my opening scenes, my opening lines to make my writing more attractive to potential agents, prospective publishers that along the way I completely forgot...

Surviving the Storm of the Threenager

A threenager is a person who used to be a really cute baby but now puts on an angry scowl every time you suggest something. To live with a threenager you have to be mentally prepared for the mind games and the meltdowns. Here are my top tips on surviving life with a...

Spicy Bean Stew

Being a manly man, I tend to eat my bean stew out of a bucket with a shovel, in a forest, standing with one foot on the stump of the tree I've just cut down whilst holding down a bear with my other foot. Or you can enjoy this curled up on your couch in the comfort of...

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