Birthday Gifts for the Modern Teenage Boy

Birthdays are a special occasion. There’s cake, celebrations, and of course, presents to think about. Teenagers can be a nightmare to buy gifts for. They definitely have their own likes and dislikes, but these can quickly change. If you know a teenage boy, it can be difficult to decide what to buy them for their birthday. There are some general guidelines for buying birthday presents for people. These will help. It is best to think about the boy’s personality, style and interests when deciding what gift they will like. Here are a few ideas to help: Fashion and Accessories Teenagers…

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Date outfit ideas {for men & women}

I have something to confess. I haven’t been on many dates. Or I hadn’t been on many dates until I met my Husband. I guess the whole concept of going on a date frightened the life out of me – am I alone with that feeling? Expectations are always high, do you dress to be comfortable or do you dress to impress? Do you dress for a night out or for something a little more fun & casual? THERE IS JUST TO MUCH PRESSURE when it comes to dressing yourself for a date.  I am going to share a few…

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My time at a Digital Drop-in with Post Office UK & Google Digital Garage

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be flown over to London, to attend a Digital Drop-in session that was being run by Post Office UK & Google Digital Garage. I wrote a post before the event, informing you where it was going to be & where to sign up if you were interested in attending. The digital drop-in session that I attended was held in the upper floor of the Hackney Library in London – which has the loveliest Children’s section might I add. With it’s smaller bookcases and colourful decor, it really did make me smile. In…

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Wooly knits, fluffy socks & roaring fires – Hello Autumn!

Autumn has to be hands down, my favourite season of the year. It’s just something about all the colours it brings – the gloriously vibrant reds, yellows & browns. It gives us just the boost we need before Winter settles in and our days have very little light, we go through candles like nobodies business & hot chocolates become a daily treat.  With each season, we have a wardrobe – would you agree? Being in Northern Ireland, we could have an Autumnal wardrobe all year round – we come compulsory with blue-tinted skin over these parts. But nothing beats being able…

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Delicious Rainbow Sandwiches – National Bread Week 2018

When I was wee, there was always one staple food {OK, being Irish there was more than one!} but the bread was always on the side of our plate during dinner. My Mum would always ask “Would you like a wee bit of bread & butter with your dinner?” – of course, I said yes every time and I have carried that delicious side order treat out ever since.  However, now that I have children of my own I do try to make mealtimes a little healthier, and for my school-aged children, I try to make their school lunch boxes…

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Dealing With Kids, Work, and Your Significant Other: A Balancing Act

Being a mother can be a thankless job at times with everyone wanting something but nobody wants to help out. Those mothers that also have a full-time career have quite the balancing act on their hands. The balance between maintaining a thriving career can take its toll on the family if not managed properly. Kids and a career are both things that need a lot of time and attention. Your significant other can be lost in this so maintaining a healthy relationship with them as well needs to be a priority. The following are tips that will allow a mother…

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Getting more digitally confident with a Post Office Broadband Digitial Drop-In

In this day & age, we’re almost expected to know our way around the digital world – and we do, to a degree! But that digital world is so fast-paced and forever evolving that sometimes it can be hard to keep up. Being a blogger its sort of ‘our job’, I guess you could say, to keep up with the ever-changing digital age. But even I don’t know everything and it was lovely to be invited along to London to attend a Digital Drop-In which is run by Post Office Broadband & Google lately, to see what it’s all about.  This…

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Spirit Riding Free on POP & a competition to win a Stable Sleepover!

Our summer holidays are quickly coming to an end – we are in our final week {& a few days} before my two Primary school children go back to school – sad times! And with the weather not being so good lately {in short, August has been an 80% washout in the weather department} we have been having a few snuggle afternoons in front of the telly. Me & my youngest especially, because, my 10yr old only watches shows ‘he’ likes *eye roll* so it’s been little Annabelle and me, looking for new shows to enjoy together.  We found a…

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Car seat safety with the mifold ‘Grab & Go’

We are non-drivers, so whenever we take taxi rides it always makes me a little nervous – mainly because having to lug around a car seat while doing my shopping with the children isn’t exactly ideal! However, being driven in any family members cars, Annabelle always has a car seat of her own which is incredibly helpful. However, sometimes, like when we take taxi rides, having them available just isn’t possible.  So, when Mifold got in touch, asking us to review their Grab & Go car restraint, it was an easy yes from me.  The first thing that impressed me about…

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