Day trip to Connemara

Sometimes the impromptu trips are the best. I had a free day so I headed off to Connemara. My grandparents were born there and I've lots of memories of going on holiday and being amazed at how rural it was (compared to where we lived in the UK at the time). I left home without... Continue Reading →

A couple of hours in Castlebar

This is a blog post I should have written a couple of months ago but better late than never! Lucy had to do her exams in Castlebar so I took her over one day and decided to go exploring while she was slaving over an exam paper. First of all I had a wander around... Continue Reading →

Jedward live in Castlebar!

I was delighted when my friend Heidi contacted me during the week to ask if we wanted two tickets to see Jedward in Castlebar. She didn't have to ask me twice! I love Jedward, we have met them in Dublin and they were so nice. They had time to chat and are really friendly, lovely... Continue Reading →

Feile na Tuaithe, 2011

This weekend was the annual Feile na Tuaithe at the museum of country life in Castlebar. It's a great family event and it's free. There were all kinds of events taking place. During the weeks leading up to the festival there was a photo competition running. The kids and I entered photo's. If you read... Continue Reading →


Well it's been a mixed bag of a week. A few annoying things happened including Jono finishing his course 😦 He was doing a trial and we were hoping he would go straight onto the course, but of course this is Ireland and things don't go to plan. So now we have to go to... Continue Reading →

Well done Jono

Well done Jono, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. Jono and I went to Féile Na Tuaithe at the Museum of Country Life, Castlebar in May. There was a photo competition running to capture the spirit of the festival. Jono came second in the teenage section, today there was a presentation and exhibtion of the winning photo's.... Continue Reading →

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