Finding The Cure

For the last twelve years, I have been searching everywhere for a cure to my daughters eczema. Honestly; trips to far off places around the world was next on the agenda. I truly thought the only answer was in a little village somewhere in Africa, where a witch doctor...

Fairy Tale Endings

There he is. As she sat on the bench she watched him striding across the park, confidence personified. God, she still got butterflies when she saw him, even after all these years. Her mind drifted back over those years, back to the summer after primary school, when...

Review: Clonfert Pet Farm, Kildare

I was lucky to attend a birthday party recently for my nephew in Clonfert Pet Farm. A super family day out with so much to do! Hidden away down a little country road you are pleasantly surprised to come across this gem, with supervised parking by a lovely gentleman...

YDS News: The Week In Summary

Irish Diet Declines As the current spell of good weather continues, the majority of Irish adults are now surviving on a diet consisting only of Bulmers cider and 99's. A child in West Cork was estimated to be 98% choc ice. We asked scientists for their opinion on the...

3 Ways To Die

There are 3 ways to die. To shuffle gently off this mortal coil, to jump or to be pushed. She knew which one she would have chosen. But that option had been snatched from her. And the injustice of it sat bitterly in her mouth. What she had done was wrong, she knew...

Being Human Has Never Been So Lonely…

Nowadays, loneliness is being called the new cancer. It’s killing more people than ever before and that is a heartbreaking fact. As human beings, we have been on this planet a very long time; we have survived, learned new skills, invented so many amazing things. Our...

YDS What’s On Guide…3rd, 4th, 5th August

We are well and truly into the Summer now, and we hope you are having a great one! So what's on about the country this weekend?   Waterford The first of the All Together Now festivals takes place this Friday 3rd August on the grounds of stunning Curraghmore House,...

Timing Is Everything!

After dinner, I always plonk myself down in front of the telly for half an hour before facing into the rest of the evening. Just as my arse hits the armchair a string of requests start. The gentle whoomph of cushions being momentarily displaced acts like a kiddie...

Happy Holiday Eating

I've seen these headlines again and again on social media. Tips on how to: Avoid the breakfast buffet Stay away from cocktails Eliminate starters or desserts Only eat 3 square meals Go to bed early. While all these are lovely in theory and work for some people, you...

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