Holding – Graham Norton

A hugely successful media career has lead to Cork native, Graham Norton, becoming a household name. The success of his debut novel Holding now sees him adding yet another string to his bow. I am always drawn to Irish fiction, but, in all honesty, I am not sure would I have bought this novel had it not being written by …

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Chit Chat

Pride in Ireland #IrelandSaysYes

All eyes were on Ireland today, until votes were counted, there was no certainty, but love won out!! I feel so, so proud. Proud to be Irish. Proud to be a part of a country with a big fat rainbow coloured heart. Proud that my children will grow up in a society where they and their peers will be treated equally. …

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Baking, Bread, Snack

Summer Scones

I have mentioned before how I like to give the children homemade snacks in their lunchboxes as much as I can. One of the things I regularly give them is a scone, I tend to make a batch almost every week and pop them in the freezer, leaving them out overnight & putting them into the lunchboxes before the kids head out …

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Dinner, Lunch

Bacon & Cabbage……with a twist!

Ireland’s national day is fast approaching, St. Patrick’s Day. Parade’s will happen all over the country and traditional meals will be eaten…..probably! I’m not sure if it was just our house and my Nana’s, but when I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day dinner was always Bacon & Cabbage, always. It’s not a dinner I’m overly fond of these days, …

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