Food

Anna Geary with Supervalu Good Food Karma

Last Saturday I went to our local grocery shop Supervalu, Glanmire to watch some cookery demonstrations by the Good Food Karma Project. All-Ireland winning Cork Camogie captain and former Cork Rose Anna Geary was one of the demonstrators. Being a camogie player myself I have been a huge fan of  Anna on the pitch and… Continue reading Anna Geary with Supervalu Good Food Karma

Life

Autumn Picnic with Apple and Blackberry Picking

  Every Autumn we go picking blackberries near our home. This year also we picked some apples in my cousin’s garden. Our favourite things to make are delicious blackberry muffins, blackberry crisp and blackberry smoothies. I added apples to the smoothie and blackberry crisp recipes. For recipes see my food section. After our mornings baking… Continue reading Autumn Picnic with Apple and Blackberry Picking

Food

Apple and Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry Crisp My aunt Helen originally gave us this recipe from a Nigella Lawson cook book and we have made it and loved it every autumn. Another way we have made this recipe is we have substituted  apple and plum for blackberries when out of season, this is also super yummy. Ingredients 125g of butter, 500g… Continue reading Apple and Blackberry Recipes

Craft

Paris themed Party

For a birthday I decided to have a Paris themed Tea Party. My room is french themed with furniture inspired from the time of Louis Phillipe. I thought I’d like to recreate that theme. For my party I wanted to incorporate as much french detail as possible, which meant doing a lot of work and planning… Continue reading Paris themed Party

Life

Bed Linen

I wanted to change my bed linen as I decided to incorporate more pink into my bedroom as it had been blue. Liking all things French and Paris themed, I picked up a beautiful reverse double set at Hickeys Fabrics Mahon Point. There was 50, 20 and 10% off many of the sets. As my… Continue reading Bed Linen

Life

For Men – Five Deadly Terms Used By a Woman!

There are five males in my house, my dad and my four brothers, that’s a lot of testosterone in one place!!! I came across this sign one day and I must say I giggled when I read it. I have heard all these terms and seen a few males pay the price!! Being kind to… Continue reading For Men – Five Deadly Terms Used By a Woman!

Food

Bear Grylls – Fuel for Life

This year I have found information on food and nutrition has been a real eye opener for me. I watched a programme called ‘Sugar Crash’ on RTÉ television. This programme examined the amount of sugar intake of an average person in Ireland per day. Our suggested daily sugar intake should be about 25 grams, 1… Continue reading Bear Grylls – Fuel for Life

Craft

Adult Colouring

As a small child I have always loved colouring. I enjoyed experimenting with bright colours and trying to stay inside the lines! Colouring is a fantastic way to be creative and show your artistic side. My Aunt recently gave me a gift of the Millie Marotta’s Adult colouring books. The three colouring books she gave… Continue reading Adult Colouring

Craft

DIY Flower Jars

We have a new little puppy who is having a great time jumping in and out of our flowers. I found some broken flowers which were too small for a large vase. We had no small vase so I remembered a simple craft I had seen for decorating jars with reinforcement stickers and nail varnish.… Continue reading DIY Flower Jars

Beauty

Stella McCartney – POP!

Stella McCartney – POP I wanted to treat myself to a new perfume, something light, young and floral.  I always find Liz and Maureen in Pharmacy First Plus, Glanmire (next to the bank) very helpful and great for advice. I tried a few different perfumes all various scents and fragrances, and all the perfumes were… Continue reading Stella McCartney – POP!

Life

Back to school – Stationary

Back to school is just around the corner something I really dread to think of. It’s time to get books, uniforms and of course stationary all organized for September, or August really!! I love being organized so I like to have my bag and stationary ready. As it’s nearly time to make that reluctant walk… Continue reading Back to school – Stationary