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Surviving Ophelia: Ten Things to Consider This Morning

Yesterday was like Christmas Eve... Not taking the eerie silence into account; bread, batteries and booze were filling most shopping trollies hurtling around the shop I was in. A poor cashier at one point roared at her manager "Ah JAYSIS Johnny, make it stop, it's bedlam in here!" We've been advised not to go outside… Continue reading Surviving Ophelia: Ten Things to Consider This Morning

Mealtimes, Mind

Kids in Pubs Post 7pm… Thoughts?

Having spent most of the weekend wandering through the local village during "Lobster Festival" (only in South County Dublin....) and surveying a wealth of ruddy-faced parents jovially clinking glasses while the kids happily glued their eyeballs to a nearby device, I couldn't help "buttwonder"... have I been getting it wrong all along? These people were… Continue reading Kids in Pubs Post 7pm… Thoughts?

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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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Veg Smuggling 101 – Vol 2: Versatile Marinara Sauce in Minutes.

'Mammy's Marinara' Marinara sauce makes it sound really authentic and fierce fancy, but really it's a basic tomato sauce that can be used as a base for a multitude of meals: Pasta sauce; pizza base sauce; lasagne sauce; mediterranean casserole; chicken and chorizo stew with roast potatoes... have some sauce left over? Chuck in some croutons,… Continue reading Veg Smuggling 101 – Vol 2: Versatile Marinara Sauce in Minutes.

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Still Got The Fear? Another One For the Fridge…

Well, it is Sunday after all. The strains of Glenroe have commenced already... Now that we've all printed off The Worry Tree and have it on our fridges (of course we do), here's another one worth spending a bit of time with. The first time the therapist handed this over, I bawled. Tears of frustration,… Continue reading Still Got The Fear? Another One For the Fridge…