Clutching his Generator Rex lunch bag & dressed in his brand new, too big, uniform & brand new, too clean shoes, it was impossible not to well up at his little face, screwed up in annoyance at being woken so early & wondering what all the fuss was about.
I surprised myself by not crying after all, welling up, yes, but no tears were shed, perhaps because I entrusted hubby with the task of walking him into the school & then leaving him (abandoning him) in a room full of strangers for the morning.
After I anxiously spent the morning wondering what my little boy thought of it all & made the worried phone call to hubby to see how the day went, Aaron announced that he liked school, ate a little bit of all of his lunch & was going back again tomorrow.
We took him to McDonalds to celebrate his first day & thus a milestone day ended ……..
A gang of us headed for a weekend recently, we’d been planning since April & had initially decided on Kerry but turns out getting a house to accommodate 6 adults, 4 kids & an infant was easier said than done!
We came across Driftwood House, near Skibbereen in West Cork. Usually a hostel, we got a really great deal on exclusive use of the house for the weekend. The house is modern & quirky at the same time with plenty of room
The Saturday dawned bright & clear so we headed off towards Mizen Head, stopping just outside Schull on the way & then in Schull for lunch. It was our first time in Mizen Head.
The next stop was Barleycove beach, recommended by the hostel owner, a fabulous clean & safe beach, where the kids played happily until it it was time for food. Back at the lodge, we
Back at the house we sent the boys into Skibbereen to forage for food (the 3 in 1 in Skibbereen had a great choice so we got pizza, chicken & Indian, the food was gorgeous & very reasonable).
We were sorry to be going the next morning but we were packed & on the road by 11.30am, headed for Clonakilty. There we took in the Clonakilty Railway Village, complete with a ride on the Road Train. We spent hours there, well worth a visit & again, very reasonable price for the tickets.
Then it was into Clonakilty for dinner & homeward bound after a great weekend!
My new sheer blouse from Awear. A bargain which I found on sale reduced to below half price.
I fell in love with the lovely Autumn colours of it & it will see me right through to Winter.
l’m already planning to pair it with brown jeans & a rust coloured slouchy cardi or with a long line top, black leggings & knee high boots with a cream scarf & mittens.
My obsession with boots continues! Having satisfied my neon craving with a pair of bright orange boots from Littlewoods (am anxiously waiting on the order), I fell in love with this pair I spotted recently in a magazine.
I booked a stall here for the event in Cork on the 22nd July, the queue started to form at 1.45pm, for the start at 2pm & it is was well worth taking a stand, I sold lots of my unwanted baby items. It’s perfect for parents with older children who want to have a clear out.
The organisers are very friendly & helpful & the whole process was very straight forward from booking the stand to sending the list of items for sale (they put these on the facebook page for potential customers) to setting up on the day.
This is one of the few movies that hubby & I could agree on seeing together this year so we went with a group of friends last week. The cinema was packed for a Wednesday night, which is great to see. The movie itself was brilliant, don’t want to give away too much, at 2 and a half hours, it was on the long side & inevitably the story dipped a little in the middle but not as much as most & the ending is worth the wait! Has to be experienced on the big screen, don’t wait for the dvd for this one!
I bought these in Boots recently, for €4.50, I wasn’t expecting much! I put them on for our weekend in Dublin, no point in false nails at home with the kids, they don’t last 2 minutes! These were great value & stayed on all weekend through swimming & all, I actually had to take them off on the Tuesday after the weekend, will be stocking up.
I love fashion features in magazines but find a lot of the time that either the clothes featured are really expensive, online that don’t ship to Ireland or either not stocked in my nearest branch or out of stock.
So, I was thrilled to find a denim dress recently in Awear that I fell in love with on the spot & 2 days later see it featured in a magazine. The best part – I got mine on sale at half the price! Alexa Chung looks fab wearing hers but there’s just no way I’d be that brave, I’ll be saving mine for Autumn/Winter & wearing it with navy leggings & big comfy cardis!
Suddenly, neon shoes are everywhere & I love them! I have a pair of pink (not neon but the closest I have!) Court shoes from Penneys which were a bargain at €10.00 & have been worn to death. Keeping with the neon trend & considering the weather we’ve been having lately, I found these as a solution on littlewoodsireland.ie, a bargain in the sale at €26.00!
They are on order & I can’t wait to try them on! Hope they are comfy, I’ll post a review of them in my Friday post when they arrive.