Help your best friend win a wedding!

Help your best friend win a wedding!

My best friends in the whole world need your help so for a moment I would like you to pretend they are your best friends and do them a solid – click on this link and vote for Aoife Wall and Simon Murphy. It doesn’t take too long and, I am sorry, but there...
St Andrew’s Playgroup

St Andrew’s Playgroup

Ava and I have been going to St Andrew’s Playgroup for the past 18 months and it is a lot of fun. It is great for Ava to play with kids of all different ages in a very casual environment and it is wonderful for me to sit down, have a cup of tea and a chat with...
Lime Syrup Cake

Lime Syrup Cake

Going to visit friends I like to (if I can manage it) take something to share but when that person is an amazing cook it can be a little nerve-wracking. Rather than trying to impress, I just try to do something I would like to try myself or use the ingredients I have...
Welcome to Toms Marketplace

Welcome to Toms Marketplace

Back in November 2011 I shared my thoughts of shopping with global issues in mind in Christmas with a Conscience. One of the featured companies was the ever impressive Toms. Ava has since grown out of her little red pair of Toms shoes and has another lovely spotty...
Our favourite books

Our favourite books

Throughout my life, drawing, painting and general craftiness came before books. Instead of reading a book before going to bed I would fall asleep surrounded by pencils and paper – I still have a piece of wallpaper from my childhood home, where my bed use to be,...

Donate Blood

I donated blood recently because I thought it was a good thing to do. I can’t always afford to support the charities I would like but I am healthy and felt ‘this is something I CAN do’. About a week later I received a letter in the mail telling me...