Author Archive: Debbie

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
The story behind Parmigiano Reggiano

The story behind Parmigiano Reggiano

Never call it Parmesen! This was one of the first things they told us when we arrived at Caseificio San Pier Damiani Parmigiano Reggiano dairy in Parma early one morning to see the cheese being made. In our eyes Parmigiano Reggiano was just something that we sprinkled on our Italian pasta dishes, we were about […]

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  15th July 2016   No comments
Visiting Florence with Kids

Visiting Florence with Kids

I’ve been to Florence once before but this was my first time with my three children. The kids are now a little older (aged, 11, 11 and 12) and I knew that they would be able to appreciate the incredible artwork and architecture that makes Florence an unforgettable city to visit. Getting to Florence I […]

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  11th July 2016   No comments
Enjoying La Dolce Vita in Venice with kids

Enjoying La Dolce Vita in Venice with kids

I have visited Venice before, with James, for my 40th birthday. I truly fell in love with the city and always said that when the kids were old enough to appreciate it, I would take them so when Halldis offered us the chance to review their new family friendly accommodation there, we jumped at the […]

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  10th July 2016   2 comments
Sushi Making Masterclass

Sushi Making Masterclass

We’ve always liked sushi in our house however it’s not something we could ever buy easily in Sligo until the Sushi Sisters starting selling at Strandhill People’s Market. We were always keen to learn how to make it so we were over the moon to be invited by Catherine Byrne and Mary Rowan to come and […]

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  8th May 2016   2 comments
Family camping in the South of France

Family camping in the South of France

In June 2014, James and I took the kids (then aged 8,8 and 10) camping to the South of France. We had been to this particular area of France many times before and we really wanted to show the kids why we loved it. It’s a really beautiful part of the world and I would highly recommend […]

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  2nd May 2016   No comments