I love baking. Recently, I was reading a book that referenced ‘Grannys Recipes’. Sometimes I wonder how authentic these recipes really are and whose the Granny!! With Patrick’s Day on the way I’m posting a real authentic Irish Farmhouse Granny recipe, it’s my Granny Maureen’s. My Granny was from Kilworth in East Cork, she and… Continue reading My Granny’s Irish Farmhouse Bread!
Valentines Day is just around the corner so love and romance will be on people’s minds. Unfortunately, the one thing on my mind for February 14th is the dental appointment I have!! What I am looking forward to is the 13th of February, the day before Valentines now known as ‘Galentine’s’!! Galentine’s is a day… Continue reading ‘Galentines’, February 13th, ladies how are you celebrating?
Not everyone stays in their home city when they go to college. My brother Danny is living away at college, so I thought I would ask him for a few tips and advice to give to students thinking of moving away in September. Some people think that going away for college is all about… Continue reading Studying Away at College – Part 2
We’re more than half way through the school year and it’s nearly time to fill in the CAO sheet! For some, they could be dreading this moment because they don’t know what they want to do after school, and others have it thought of already. It’s time to have a good look at all the… Continue reading Going to College this year? Some tips & advice – Part 1
With Halloween this Wednesday, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the pictures I took of the Halloween party we had at our house Saturday night the 20th. We got our Halloween inspiration for the party from the film ‘Hotel Transylvania’ so we wanted to try and recreate our own… Continue reading Haunted Vampire Halloween House
This September has been very different for me. I have just started college and everything is completely new. I have a new routine, getting up earlier than usual in the morning for the bus is one of the tricky parts. I am certainly appreciating more all the times my parents drove me to school!!!… Continue reading A Hand-ful of Lavender Goodness
My brother Joe loves all things superhero. He was 18 a few weeks ago so I felt it was a good excuse for a surprise party and the theme of course was a no brainer!! We managed to keep it a secret for a whole month while we made props and decorations. Homemade masks, capes… Continue reading Super Joe’s 18th Birthday Party!
Last Wednesday evening my sister and I attended a Dressup Market event with special guest Retro Flame. The event was held in the Imperial Hotel in Cork city. I have been following Retro Flame’s blog for almost two years and her sister Kaelin was at the event also. It was lovely to meet them in… Continue reading Thejellybeanblog meets Irish Fashion Blogger Retro Flame!!
As baking is one of my favourite hobbies, I’m constantly looking and searching for new and simple recipes to make. During the summer months, I enjoy having some extra time to bake and cook which I really like. The majority of the time I bake bread, muffins or cakes for my family as a treat.… Continue reading Summer Fruit Pies baked with Berries from my Garden
For years, my family and I have been going to Fota Gardens. My mom has photos of us in Fota as babies. Now that we’re a bit older, we still like to visit for picnics and walk around the beautiful gardens. I recently finished exams, and it was on my summer bucket list to take… Continue reading Summer visits : Fota House & Victorian Gardens Cork
We are having a wonderful summer here in Ireland, the sun is shining and everyone’s in a great mood. A heat wave is definitely something we are not used to getting. Sometimes it’s hard to keep hydrated throughout the day and at the moment as it’s hot and sunny, it’s even harder. So, today I… Continue reading Summer Sipping
Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged last November I have been interested in how Meghan will have to go through what is referred to as ‘Princess Boot Camp’ to get her accustomed to her new Royal lifestyle. The Royal Wedding is taking place on May 19th. I always think that manners and courtesy never… Continue reading Royal Wedding Special Part 2: Etiquette for Eating with Edel