10 Dec

Tip 5: Coupons, Stockpiling & Bargain Hunting

In Tip 5 of my blog series on how to save money on your grocery budget I’m giving you some tips and websites that you can use for research. Read More

15 Nov

How To: Proper Irish Tea

Howaya, c’mon in, pull up a chair and I’ll stick the kettle on. It’s time for me to share the secret of my perfect Irish brewed tea with you.

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14 Oct

Let Them Eat Cake

This is the seventh blogpost of the Irish Parenting Bloggers’ #BlogMarch across 10 blogs over 10 days.  The aim of the BlogMarch is to protest against the proposed Child Benefit cuts in Ireland.  We all have varying opinions and beliefs as to what should happen but we are united in our belief that Child Benefit shouldn’t be radically cut.

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10 Apr

What Easter Eggs?

I’m a foodblogger with good intentions. Plenty of good intentions, and since last Wednesday I’ve been tormented by my homemade Easter Eggs.
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03 Mar

Bubbles!

No matter what age I am I still get a kick out of seeing bubbles float in the air. My 3 year old is mad for bubbles and would play with them all day long. If allowed to choose a treat in the shops it will normally be bubble related. He has a “lawnmower” that trails bubbles behind him as he trots up and down the garden behind his Dad,  he will ask for extra bath mixture before getting into the tub so that he can make himself a wig and a beard from the bubbles, you get the idea.

Bubbles are transient, caught in a moment in time, suspended in the sky for as long as they are stable, and then in a puff of wind they are gone. To keep the young master in the style to which he has become accustomed would cost us a fortune. He has a wand/sword with sheath for blowing big bubbles that only requires him to swing it towards the wind to get a great sized one. It takes 200ml of bubble solution and if he even slightly tips against it it is emptied onto the grass and the tears begin.

With a baby in the house I’m not likely to be making regular trips to the supermarket to feed his bubble addiction so it’s good to know that I can simply lash a solution together using ingredients from my stores. It is extremely stable, the bubbles from this mixture will resist even a strong breeze and, if it is below freezing outside you can use this mixture to make frozen ice bubbles.

Ingredients

  • 100ml Washing Up Liquid
  • 38ml Glycerine
  • 150ml Tapwater

Equipment

  • 1 small empty water/drinks bottle or container with a screw cap

Method

  1. Carefully pour the 3 liquids into the bottle.
  2. Screw the cap tightly shut.
  3. Shake the bottle well to combine the ingredients.
  4. Store in a dark place for at least 24 hours, if not more before using.
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