Nut-eile: Sugar-free snack ideas

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Did you know that yesterday was World Nutella Day?! Now I can be partial to a spoon (or ten!) of Nutella – but if you’ve ever looked at the breakdown of ingredients that go into Nutella, you might think twice before picking up a pot (I’ll give you a hint – it’s almost 50% sugar). […]

An Owed to the Galway Races

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It is Galway. It is Race Week. There is sunshine. So I have channelled my inner bard and decided to pen a poem to honour this splendid festival. I must warn you in advance that this poem does not rhyme. I could compensate for this by stating that free verse is post-modern and indicative of […]

It’s all Monkey Business

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Sunshine is expected this weekend, so that will probably mean a few trips to the playground. And as all parents out there will know as soon as kids mingle in the playground,  the one-upmanship among the so-called grown-ups starts. You hear how little Fiachra is already reading from, and submitting articles to, medical journals although […]

He ain’t heavy, he’s my carton..

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Being a cheapskate and also a wanna be make-and-doer, I was so happy to spot online an idea for making your own weights at home. What better way to combine my penny-pinching and love of upcycling, I thought to myself. And then my at-home workouts will be complete. So I over-purchased a few 2 litre cartons of […]

Scoffed Eggs

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While out for dinner this weekend, my husband decided to order a scotch egg starter. “Are you mad” I said “they are so unhealthy!” Ah they’re not that bad – and they are so tasty – he replied. And I thought to myself – he’s right, they are really, really tasty. So why can’t we […]