Author Archive: Debbie

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
Sligo Food Trail Launch

Sligo Food Trail Launch

Last night was a special evening for Sligo food producers, it was the launch of the Sligo Food Trail. Those native to Sligo already know that the area is a fantastic foodie destination but as Aoife Carrigy, Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild put it, ‘The great secret that is Sligo food is now […]

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  7th April 2016   No comments
Neven Maguire Cookery School Review

Neven Maguire Cookery School Review

Neven Maguire’s Cookery School, which opened in January 2014, is located in Blacklion in Co. Cavan right next door to the very popular MacNean House and Restaurant. They provide many different types of cookery courses including cooking for friends, entertaining made easy and mastering meat. Last Saturday, Fraser and I headed to the cookery school to […]

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  4th April 2016   2 comments
Barker’s of Blackrock, Dublin Restaurant Review

Barker’s of Blackrock, Dublin Restaurant Review

As food bloggers, it’s not surprising that we love to eat so when the email came in from Barker’s of Blackrock to pop in with the kids to review their restaurant the next time we’re passing through Blackrock, we were more than happy to take up the offer. First impressions of Barker’s of Blackrock is […]

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  30th March 2016   2 comments
Top 5 Presents for Mother’s Day

Top 5 Presents for Mother’s Day

There’s lots of talk in the media at the moment about Mother’s Day and finding the perfect present. I’m thinking now of what to get my own mum and also wondering what my own children might get me 😉 Here are my top 5 tips on the perfect Mother’s Day gift: Time This can mean […]

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  3rd March 2016   No comments