Back to life, Back to reality….

It’s hard to believe I have finished my year studying.  Where exactly does time go? If anyone feels they can’t do something new, try it first and then see.  For me, everything fell into place so I was meant to do this course. My last […]

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I Can and I Will

Am I there yet?

I feel I’ve forgotten what having spare time is since beginning college.  My blog hasn’t been updated in so long so here I am, doing just that.  I am now halfway through my course to be a Further Education teacher.  It has been a whirlwind […]

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Halloween fun

Well, now that Halloween is over and decorations are down, my five-year-old son wants to know can we put up Christmas decorations!  Although I have explained its too early for that, he says they are up in other places so why not at home?  You […]

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The Twins

Starting school….

After three weeks, they have settled into “big” school.  A few tears on day one from Connie while Sonny stomped in like Sergeant Major.  I knew he would love it and mix in without a hitch but my daughter was the opposite. Every morning I […]

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“Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” book review

If the book “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” was written by an Irish author, it would be called “Eleanor Oliphant is grand”.  This is what Irish people say for everything even if you have suitcases under your eyes, have forgotten to take your pyjamas off […]

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Farewell Summer, Hello new beginnings..

With the Summer quickly fading, I notice the dark nights creeping back in and I’m looking forward to getting back into some kind of routine in September.  I have realised over our Indian Summer how much I miss this type of weather.  After living away […]

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Yvonne Reddin

Mother knows best

I have been kept busy with Summer activities for the kids, in other words keeping the kids happy.  Summer camps can be expensive, especially when you have more than one child.  But, as Ireland has had a Summer this year, a very good one, its […]

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Sweet 16…..

So, what exactly is sweet about being 16?  I have a son who has just turned this difficult, transforming age.  I don’t think he has spoke a full sentence in about three years.  I have got used to the grunts and the glares and have […]

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Yvonne Reddin Killiney Beach pic

Funday Sunday

White Rock beach is situated between Killiney and Dalkey.  A lovely walk from either direction will bring you to this lovely cove type beach.  Popular with locals as its quieter than busy Sandycove beach in Dun laoghaire.  Be prepared for a descent down to the […]

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Mom time…

The dishes can wait, the sun is making me very thirsty…:) a trip to Bray beach, just what the doctor ordered.  Ireland is so beautiful when we have the weather.  So you have to grab it while you can and enjoy… Which I did today […]

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Bank holiday bliss…

Another trip to River Valley holiday park, topped off with the infamous Teddy’s ice cream at Dun Laoghaire park.  What more can four and a half-year-old twins want…So, normally a bank holiday weekend can be a long one but I have found the kids are […]

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Oh, what a beautiful morning…..

On a glorious sunny day, there’s no other place to be, except here…I am lucky to live a short drive away from Killiney beach, County Dublin.  If you sit on the rocks and just listen to the waves, you could easily think you are on […]

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