Go Outside Home & Garden

If You Want to Be Happy – Avoid Gardening

I’ve started spending a lot of time in the garden and hanging around the little pots of tiny plants in the kitchen. And there’s a few things i’ve learned. When you meet nice ladies who love gardening and they’re all calm and happy and sweet? It’s not because they spend time with nature, it’s because they’re so glad to be having a tiny break from it for five seconds and talking to a human for…

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Art, Design & Culture Web & eCommerce

Japanese Style Online Shopping Adventure

Image stolen without permission from the seller ‘Moufa’. At least i think that was the name of the seller/store. The confusion of it all! please don’t throw me in blog jail. I was overly excited recently when, as a present, someone gave me a certain amount to spend on their credit card. I don’t have a credit card, so this was exciting because suddenly i was given the option to buy stuff online. Suddenly it…

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Art, Design & Culture Food

The Origin of Birthday Candles – A Guest Post by Leah Carri

It’s funny how we just go along with traditions isn’t it? There are so many things that we do that we’ve never really given much thought to “why?”, especially when it’s something that we’ve done all our lives. And something that everyone else we know does too. We do it because, well, because, that’s just what you do -like birthday candles. The Germans invented them – did you know that? No, me neither, I just…

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Events & Activities Food Home & Garden

Irish Brown Bread Scone Recipe by Debbie

Yesterday evening i sat in a sitting room filled with the smell of laundry drying and brown bread scones baking. It must have been the warmest, loveliest combination of smells. Made more all the more lovely by Debbie (who made them) giving one to Mikey Fleming Likes This to take home with him on his cycle home. And all this after we had all sat out in the last of the sun and listened to…

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Art, Design & Culture

John Carter Review – 11 out of 10

This film is being referred to as a flop. And it sure cost a lot of money and took a lot of time to make. The estimated budget up on IMDb is $250,000,000. It’s probably fairly selfish that i’m so glad they did all that just for me, but we all deserve a treat now and again, so thanks Disney. I appreciate it. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rf55GTEZ_E] I’m partially writing about it because people seem to think…

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Events & Activities Go Outside

Something Different to Do in Dublin / Nature Activity Idea for Kids

Walking home from work recently i spotted the sign below, peeping up from behind a high wall on Mount Brown Road in Kilmainham. A bird garden. I’d never heard of such a thing but it seemed like such a great idea. I find it a treat to catch any little glimpse of nature in the middle of a city. Especially something as unexpected as a bird garden!

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