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the kids

Girls Spring Clothes
Kids Fashion

Get Set for Spring – Girls Outfit Wish List

Spring time is almost here, and after a weekend of blue skies and (dare I say it) a little bit of warm sunshine, I’m finally starting to believe it! Yes, there is definitely a change in the air, and it may only be very slight, but I can’t help but feel a little bit excited. All around me I’m starting to see the little signs of spring, indicating that the new season is upon us. One thing I love about that change of season is an excuse to get kitted out in some new clothes. The jumpers are going back […]

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Family Life, Photography

Wreck It Ralph & The Tree Stump

On a recent day out we found a tree stump, that had been hollowed out for some reason. To me it was just hollowed out tree stump, nothing special. For Neil though, it was special. It was more than just an old stump, it was the gateway to a world of adventure. Neil was fascinated with it. He climbed in to investigate, before declaring that this was in fact Wreck It Ralph’s tree stump, and that he was Wreck It Ralph. He’s watched the movie about 100 times, when it first came out he went through a phase of wanting […]

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Family Life


Thursday was a special day for Caitlin, she got her first pair of glasses. Caitlin is now officially a glasses wearer. I remember the kids health records saying that children should have their eyes tested before starting school. When Neil was getting ready to enter P1 two years ago I did just that, and it was a bit of a waste of time. He didn’t fully recognise all of the letters being shown, and the optician advised to come back at the end of the school year. With Caitlin, I made the decision to wait until she had finished first […]

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Cats, Family Life

Why Having a Pet is Good For Your Children

When I was a child I grew up with dogs in the house. In fact, I didn’t know life without pets because when I was born my mam already had two dogs, and that’s the way it was until I left home. I got my first puppy when I was quite young. I can remember the buzz of the bus journey to the pet shop, and I thought I was going to die with excitement as I looked at me soon to be new puppy through the glass. She was so tiny, and my heart melted when she curled up […]

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