Happy Val-ALT-tines Day

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Are you dreading the smooshy Valentine’s day cards, the over-the-top flowers that Mary’s Tom will send to her desk at work, the elaborate stories of proposals made on a bed of rose petals in a 7* hotel in Paris? Me too! I’ve never been a Valentine’s Day fan – It could be because I don’t […]

Avoid the “Why Do I Always Quit?” trap!

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Do you find it hard to persist when you’re trying to get in shape? Many of us have a personal goal – maybe it’s “I want to lose weight” or “I want to get fit” or “I want to start eating healthy again!” Then we start with all guns blazing – juicing this, and sweating that […]

Are crafts really good for your health??

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As you might already know, I am a (not-so-secret) knitting enthusiast. I renewed my love of all things wooly around 7 years ago, when I decided to start knitting Christmas jumpers for my friends. At that time, it was just a nice hobby, and one I also did a lot of when I was pregnant […]

8 Unbelievable Facts You Never Knew About Muldoon

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This week, the talismanic John Muldoon signed a deal that will happily extend his contract with Connacht. This means he will be part of the furniture at the Sportsground for 15 seasons! Muldoon is a well-liked and recognisable figure around Galway city – is always approachable and is revered by the younger generation of Galwegians […]

Will this day mark a curse’s death?

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In nineteen hundred and fifty-one A large truck of red and green Travelled home, with All Ireland won For Sam Maguire to be seen.   The truck it just kept a’trucking on Past mourners in fair Foxford When a priest (or local woman) Placed a curse n’aer before heard   “You blaggards, you have trundled […]

“I like it hot, just not THIS hot”

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WHAT IS THAT LUMINOUS YELLOW ORB IN THE SKY??? Well would you credit it – a sunny weekend is in the offing, and we’ve been promised that “Ireland will be as hot as Barcelona” for the weekend (cue augmented maps that place Ireland in the Med doing the rounds on social media again…) So here […]

Bank holiday Monday survival kit

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It’s the Monday of the long weekend – and we all know what that means!  It’s usually hangover, or food-hangover – waking up looking like a zombie – combing the house for anything carb-based to eat – hoping someone will come and take the kids.  But fear not – I have some handy tips to […]

Harder – Better – Faster – Stronger (and Lesser)

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Over 4 years ago, I had my daughter Easkey. I luckily had a comfortable and straightforward pregnancy, and she came into the world in a pretty straightforward way too 😀 I had been a regular and moderate exerciser for a number of years at this point, and had followed a really good diet during pregnancy. […]

Hoots Mon there’s a Mousse Lousse About this Housse…

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Those of you who remember the 1990’s Wine Gums ad will get the reference above. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take a sneak peak at this video. This is what life was like in the 90’s kids… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-xG3D8OMQk Today’s recipe is for a nice light chocolate mouse that is Free on the […]

Easy peasy, cauli-cheesy…

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Before I share this fabulous recipe with you, I do want to give a heads-up – a pizza made with a cauliflower base actually does taste slightly of cauliflower! Don’t get me wrong – it’s tasty, light, healthy and nutritious, and I love it. But some people who tried it were surprised that there was a cauliflower […]