Christmas 5 Day LBD challenge

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Tick, tock, tick, tock… It’s just 4 WEEKS til Christmas – can you believe it?! We spend so much time tut-tutting the early decorators, the Christmas ads in October, and the festive treats on supermarket shelves exactly one minute after midnight on Hallowe’en… Then, all of a sudden, the office Christmas party is around the […]

Top 10 fitness gifts for Christmas

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  It’s getting close to that time of year again when we start to think about Christmas gifts for loved ones. We spend time selecting awesome gifts, smugly patting ourselves on the back for putting time and effort into the gift-selection process… only to then not follow through and end up panic-buying whatever is left […]

Cheapskate Workout…

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Hello fellow cheapskates 😉 Are you looking for a fun, free workout that you can do at home with equipment you can make yourself? (see my milk carton weights post for info on how to make these). You do? Then look no further – check out this FREE milk carton workout. And ignore the strange […]

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 […]

Run Safe, Run Smart

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I recently read a story about a 30 year old woman (Karina Vetrano) who was strangled to death in Queens while she was out for her evening run. I was naturally upset and shocked to hear the story, and I read a bit more about it to find out what had happened. I was surprised […]

If Calsberg did Olympics…

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I recently saw a number of articles on Social Media headlined as the “top 10 sexist things that have happened in this Olympics”. Intrigued, I clicked on one or two and I have to say I was underwhelmed. It seemed that the authors were scraping the barrel and actively seeking out pithy and mildly gender-differentiating […]

“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 […]