Another Year Gone


 As Professor Dumbledore does say. Itโ€™s funny how as I get older the years seem to get shorter. Today a year is merely 1/20th of my life. Whereas when I was 4, a year was a whole quarter of my life! Itโ€™s all about perspective. Compared to this time a year ago, when I was planning for my year ahead,…

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Raising Ivy


On the 1st of October, Ivy was born. She was tiny, helpless and an adorable ball of fluff. The first time my sister and I saw her was when she was a week old, hidden under some Ivy ( yes, hence the name )(apparently I’m like a native American the way I name my pets). She was the only kitten…

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Repeal The Eighth


So, What is The Eighth? The 8th refers to the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution which guarantees the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother. This law that was brought in in 1983 means that abortion is illegal in Ireland except if there is a substantial risk to the life of the mother. This forces women to…

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Adventuring: Copenhagen


On the 27th of August, my friends and I jetted off from Ireland, bags in hand.Destination: Copenhagen.Excitement: 100%.Budget: worryingly austere.Nevertheless our (almost) annual trip was jam packed. I’m a big fan of timetables and lists so I organised most of our days. None of us had ever been to Copenhagen before this. It turns out the weather is a little…

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Harry Potter [and the Cursed Child] and Cake


To be able to read a Harry Potter book for the first time again is like being a child waking up on Christmas morning to a castle full of toys and with clouds of snow falling softly outside. Itโ€™s magical. The Harry Potter world is not as over as I thought it was 5 years ago when Deathly Hallows came…

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Wonderland Cake


My apologies for my awful photo editing skills but I wanted to make a picture that had the bizarreness and dreaminess of Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favourite stories ever. As a child I had this big book with thick boards as pages and jigsaws on every second page. It was my favourite. I also had a…

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Kitty Hawk [Books Two and Three]


I must thank the publisher and author Iain Reading for sending me these books. Of course this has no way affected my opinion or review but free books are absolutely awesome! I am super excited to continue this series. Especially since the next one is apparently in Ireland and also features the Titanic! One of my many favourite things. The…

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes


Good Morning Sunshine! The Earth says Hello! And what a beautiful day it is to bake cakes. Usually I would consider myself an ambitious, experimental baker. I like to have a long planning process thinking of all the wonderful flavours, colours and detail. This sort of baking takes a long time and doesn’t always turn out as planned. However there…

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June: Book Reviews


I know I’ve titled this blog post “June Book Reviews” but really I should call it “JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune Book Reviews”. Yes – That does mean I’ve only read 5 books in 5 months. Wow. A book per month. Marian – what on earth is wrong with you?! Out of the 5 books my favourite was Asking For It. I started following…

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Adventuring: London


This Easter was the second time I visited the Glorious City of London. And it was just as spectacular as it was three years ago. Much like Ireland, England’s weather is “okay” and can be very unpredictable. So I decided to bring a bit of every type of clothing. In the end, it was that nice dry crispness with enough…

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