My seven year old daughter informed me that we didn’t have enough Halloween decorations. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about the endless amounts of plastic Halloween tat that has been increasingly appearing in the shops. Each to their own but I don’t want it, it isn’t going to last and therefore,… Continue reading Halloween-Autumn Crafts
I have a very early childhood memory that features my Nana standing in her kitchen, drying her hands and hanging the towel on the rail of the solid fuel cooker and saying, ‘Now we’re ready to go’ I asked her where we were going and she replied, ‘Ballycross, to get the apples’. That’s quite a… Continue reading Ballycross Apple Farm
We didn’t make any plans for today, which was just as well as both boys are under the weather. Luckily, Netflix is on fire at the moment with its offerings for all the family so while the boys chill on the couch watching Lego, the fairy put plans for the afternoon into action. She’s told… Continue reading Spooky Cakes
Barmbrack, Báirín Breac or Tea Brack is somewhere between a fruit cake and a tea bread. The Brack is a traditional Halloween bake that would have small items, such as a coin to represent wealth, a piece of cloth to represent poverty, a ring to represent marriage, wrapped and stirred into the mix before being baked.… Continue reading Vegan Tea Brack
I logged onto Facebook this morning; my timeline was full of adorable kids heading out to school dressed up for Halloween and my 11 year old has gone to school annoyed with me because he isn’t dressed up nor does he have a costume to change into. Now before you think, ‘ah the poor child’ and… Continue reading The Cursed Halloween Costume!