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How to throw a birthday party with 15 kids on a shoestring budget – from the invites to the goody bags…

MUM? CAN I HAVE a magician at my party? Rachel is getting one!” Costing an average of €150 an hour, the answer to that request from my daughter, three weeks out from her birthday, was NO CHANCE. Along with the entertainer, we’d still have to provide food, goodie bags and more. Perhaps a play zone,… Continue reading How to throw a birthday party with 15 kids on a shoestring budget – from the invites to the goody bags…

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Living With Anxiety Summed Up In One Image…

I'm often asked what it's like living with anxiety. While there's a rake load of self-help books, Facebook videos, venn diagrams, graphs, works of art, word bombs and more doing the rounds explaining the condition, below is the perfect depiction of what GAD (generalised anxiety disorder) actually feels like... Yep, and there it is... Oooooh, you've… Continue reading Living With Anxiety Summed Up In One Image…

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What’s the Story with Generic Antidepressants? Aren’t they All The Same?!

But first, some housekeeping. You may (or may not) be thinking; why bother going to the bother of bothering to build a website, launch a website, and then not populate that website with any new content for three whole days? Well, dear reader (hopefully there's one of you still reading), I'm knee deep in excel… Continue reading What’s the Story with Generic Antidepressants? Aren’t they All The Same?!

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Mammy’s Mini Roast in Minutes

Yep, minutes. Not in like 5 minutes or anything, I'm not Donal Skehan (and there's salmonella to consider), but if yous have a bit of extra time of a Sunday and want to magic up a roast out of... 1) Chicken Breasts 2) Potatoes 3) Whatever veg you have languishing about ... this is for… Continue reading Mammy’s Mini Roast in Minutes

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Five Kids’ Films To Get You Through The Summer…

The original title was "Five Kids' Films That Don't Make Me Want to Claw Out My Own Eyes and Stuff Them In My Ears (yet)", but you have to think of Google rankings.  Last summer, it was Frozen, Barney, various Dora DVDs *smacks head off desk*, Bob The Builder, Frozen, Toy Story 3 (apart from… Continue reading Five Kids’ Films To Get You Through The Summer…

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Memes Of The Week: Cats, Psych Meds, and Keira Knightly…

The 'Happiness Engineers' of WordPress are finding the aforementioned bug fix rather tricky, so they've advised me to crop the images and link to Facebook, which isn't a pain in the hole at all. The aim is to have near never-ending scroll of mirth, merriment, hilarity etc. However, in the interim, here's a mere smattering… Continue reading Memes Of The Week: Cats, Psych Meds, and Keira Knightly…

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5 Aims for This Week: Leftovers, Laments and Laziness

As the learned people at CBeebies say every week: "Give it up for Monday, OOOHWOAH-HOHO-OOH, Clap your hands for Monday, OOOHWOAH-HOHO-OOH!" And so on. In other words, Monday is a new start. True, it can be a major pain in the hole - and it usually is - but let's seize it as an opportunity to start… Continue reading 5 Aims for This Week: Leftovers, Laments and Laziness