Author Archive: Debbie

Share a breakfast moment

Share a breakfast moment

A staggering 98% of Irish primary teachers* cited having a healthy breakfast as the most important meal of the day for their pupils far exceeding the lunchbox in terms of priority for children in the classroom. The advice to parents comes from a survey among primary school teachers commissioned by Flahavan’s and Keelings to mark […]

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  11th October 2016   No comments
‘The Siege of Jadotville’ review – Netflix

‘The Siege of Jadotville’ review – Netflix

I was lucky enough to have been invited to attend a special screening of ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ in Dublin recently by Netflix. Directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin, The Siege of Jadotville is a gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, as it thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of […]

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  4th October 2016   2 comments
Piadinas at Piada Cupida in Ravenna, Italy

Piadinas at Piada Cupida in Ravenna, Italy

I’ll admit I’d not even heard of the local Ravenna dish, piadina, before our recent food tour of Italy. Even then it was only because the Ravenna tourist board suggested we should visit Piada Cupida and try the local delicacy whilst we were there. Ravenna is in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy and only […]

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  18th September 2016   No comments
Leading by example

Leading by example

I consider myself to be a good mother, always thinking about my three children, making sure they are all happy and healthy. However, I’m not great at looking after myself. I drive the kids to their favourite sporting activities but don’t partake in any sport myself. I send them off to school with tasty and […]

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  15th September 2016   14 comments
After school snacks

After school snacks

With the kids heading back to school this week, we have the dreaded thought of homework and helping the kids to settle down and focus on getting it done. Now, I know that after school activities can often determine the schedule after school but homework must be a priority. I find in our house that […]

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  30th August 2016   No comments
Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. It also happens to be Italy’s largest freshwater lake. Having spent nearly a week there with my three children (aged 11, 11 and 13), I now understand why so many families flock there every year. It’s beautiful and so easy to get to. Lake Garda […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments
Stream Team Visit London

Stream Team Visit London

Every now and again, an invite arrives in my inbox that I just can’t say no to. One such invitation recently was from Netflix asking if I would like to attend an exclusive event in London to meet other Stream Team bloggers and hear about what new content was coming to Netflix over the next […]

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  24th July 2016   2 comments
A big splash at Aquafan water park

A big splash at Aquafan water park

An hour’s drive from our Halldis base in Marina di Ravenna is the popular water park Aquafan. Just a few miles from the tourist resort Rimini along the Adriatic coast in the province of Emilia-Romagna, Aquafan is one of Europe’s largest water parks and had been highly recommended to us as a great day out for […]

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  23rd July 2016   No comments
Visiting Marina di Ravenna with kids

Visiting Marina di Ravenna with kids

On the east coast of Italy, by the Adriatic sea, in the region of Emila-Romagna, is the seaside resort of Marina di Ravenna. Close to the picturesque town of Ravenna, Marina di Ravenna is a very popular holiday destination for Italians. We noticed that not everyone speaks English which I like as I feel that you’re […]

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  17th July 2016   No comments