Author Archives: Cathy Clarke

About Cathy Clarke

Cathy lives with her husband, offspring and so many animals that her household often feels like a small petting zoo. She is one half of the team behind (an Irish Lifestyle blog) where she discusses motherhood, weddings, DIY, GIY, and everything in between. And she is one third of the team behind, a podcast which discusses topics interesting to writers. Follow her on twitter at @CathyCClarke.

The New ‘If You Are Happy And You Know It’

I have what can only be described as a first world problem. My beautiful, adorable son loves to be sang to sleep. Awwhh. He likes to drink his bottle or suck a soother, lie in my arms and drift off … Continue reading

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Cocktail Cupcake: White Maria

Cocktail Cupcakes: White Maria   Topic: Cupcake, Alcoholic, Hens, Bachelorette, Baking, Party Rolling into the Christmas Party season, with everyone praying for a White Christmas, I thought this little stunner might be a great addition to the festivities. This is … Continue reading

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Halloween Treat: Bairin Breac

Bairin Breac Bairin Breac (or Barney Brack as it was called in my house) is the Irish version of the crystal ball. At Halloween this innocent mixture of fruit, flour and alcohol is transformed into a cake with mystical powers … Continue reading

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Hen Party Cupcake Decoration

Hen Party Cupcake Decoration Topic: cupcakes, decoration, hen, bachelorette, party I recently volunteered to provide cupcakes for a hen party. Now, it would have been possible to show up with a few butterfly buns, as my baking ability is not … Continue reading

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How to dress for your office

We have all been there, particularly now in cold wet March – You wake up late. Again. Drag yourself from the bed. Can’t find your hairbrush so do the best you can to tame the mane with your hands. Put … Continue reading

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I run because …

I run because … I love food. I must be the only person who fantasies about take-away as they are pounding the pavement. I picture Sweet & Sour Chicken with Egg-fried rice. I picture McDonalds Chicken Burger with large chips. … Continue reading

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Cocktail Cupcake: Southern Comfort and Coke

Cocktail Cupcake: Southern Comfort and Coke   Nothing says “I have come to party, but in a controlled, safety-switch-on sort of way” like an alcoholic cupcake, but what says “I may even loosen my hair bun and unbutton my shirt … Continue reading

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