My brother Danny raises money for a charity called Jump4Jerry. Jerry who is seven years old has Muscular Dystrophy which is a rare muscle-wasting condition which is progressive, disabling and terminal. This November Danny and my brother Thomas ran a charity Christmas Cafe to raise funds. It was a great day with lots of friends and… Continue reading Christmas Café in Aid of Muscular Dystrophy
I love Autumn and Halloween. However, trick and treating at my neighbour’s doors for sweets and candy are long behind me!! I do like a Halloween treat so I decided to do a trick with a pumpkin, and not a fabulous intricate carving, I wish I could. I simply cooked one. Pumpkin isn’t exactly a… Continue reading Looking to Slice something up this Halloween? Knives at the ready for Edel’s Dunnes Stores Pumpkin Pie!!
Like many people on a busy morning if I am in a hurry I can tend to grab the quickest and easiest breakfast without even thinking about it. During the summer when school and exams are over and we have a little bit more time to spare I like to make a more nutritious breakfast. […]
Ice cream is one of my favourite treats. As we are approaching summer it seems to give us an excuse to eat more ice cream without feeling too guilty! However for those who are dairy free, an ice-cream free summer to me seems very difficult. I certainly wouldn’t be able to have a summer without… Continue reading Ice Cream. Normal or Dairy Free. Something we can all Scream for this Summer!!!
Today I wanted to share with you how to create your own pretty little tea bags with loose tea and some fine wedding tulle. I thought this idea would be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift because every time your mom makes a cup of tea, she will be reminded of your kind gesture. I… Continue reading Mother’s Day Tea Gift For That Special Mum
A very Happy Christmas from Edel x
My Mom loves growing flowers from seeds. Every year she likes to collect seeds from some of the plants in the garden to regrow the next year. The nasturtium plants in our garden grew from a seed my brother originally planted in Montessori School when he was four, now he’s twenty! She collects seeds on a dry day and stores them in brown paper bags. This… Continue reading Pretty Seed Packets and a Quotes Chalk Board
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
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
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
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