Party Planning at Home

We are in the midst of preparing for a family party ( I use the term “we” but you know it’s really “I”) . Our daughter is making her First Holy Communion and she would like to have everyone and their cat, dog, sheep, gold fish and stuffed animals back to our house for a…

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Bobby on the Beat

Coming across a recent story on @belfastlive, i was impressed to see just how seriously we women take crime in Northern Ireland. Never seen so many comments under a PSNI news story! But it seems every word Detective Superintendent Bobby says has us women hang on his every word… Not sure how much actually sinks…

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A wife of the past

Writing this blog got me thinking about wives of years gone by, which in turn got me Googling and reading ‘The Good Wife Guide’ published in a 1955 edition of ‘Housekeeping Monthly’, which then naturally made me curious to see how this wife would be perceived by my husband in this modern world…Experiment begins.. 1955…

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The Great Shoe Debate

My hubby and I decided to do a Spring Clean at the weekend… that was a complete disaster! It ended up becoming a very strong debate about “How many shoes is too many shoes?” Clearly my answer was none, he however, thought that 5 or under would be suffice – and I quote “comfortable walking…

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Sign on the dotted line….

I know there’s a standing joke about hubby’s never listening to what we say but honestly I can’t catch a break. If i give advance notice of intentions to go out or meet friends he tells me that its too far away to think about and let’s discuss closer to the time. When I mention…

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Daddy and His Little Girl

There is no denying that the love between my little girl and her daddy. She can wrap him round her finger in seconds, and 9 out of 10 times he doesn’t even see it coming. Listening to them play makes me smile, for a short time, just until i hear the bickering start, “no it’s…

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….And Breathe

So today was a busy one, up at 6 am to finish the last of the buns for my daughters bake sale.. thanks Betty Crocker for helping so nicely with that, then got the munchkin off to school dressed and fed with relative ease…before inhaling a coffee or two before work. Once work was over…

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So Macho..

We all have very different tastes in home decor, and that’s good thing.  Life would be pretty boring if we all had the same taste, however I have had to draw the line with my hubby.   I’ve learnt over the years that trying to accommodate him is always the best policy and that’s the reason…

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Hit The Little Red Button

Sometimes, just sometimes there’s nothing more therapeutic than hitting the red disconnect button on your phone. Take for example when you get home from work, pick up the children, put on the dinner and then the hubby phones on his way home to ask “what’s for dinner”……… sometimes I answer, sometimes I curse but the…

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