Tag Archives: Healthy Living

Getting and Owning Hens

When the Celtic Tiger first fled and the recession began to take hold, one of the only actually useful pieces of advice to be bandied about was to get hens. It might seem counter-intuitive to add to your household when … Continue reading

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The Post-Baby Diet

The post-baby diet has begun. My maternity wardrobe was too big (finally!) and my old wardrobe was too small. All I was left with was underwear even your granny would think was a bit prudish. I was in need of … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds (Not Planting Your Seed, that’s different)

Spring is here. I don’t know whether it is the stretch in the evenings or the rise in temperature that gets my green fingers itching, but either which way, no sooner is Paddy’s day over then I have an over … Continue reading

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Define Self-Sufficiency

We were recently followed by a blog called the Self-Sufficient Snail, and it got me thinking about self-sufficiency and what it means to me. Like DeValera I consider self-sufficiency to be an admiral goal and something everyone should strive for. … Continue reading

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Review: Pilates for Preggos

I announced to my parents that I was pregnant and after the big hugs and excitement calmed down, my mother turned to me and in a stern voice said “Don’t eat too many sweets and start exercising now or the … Continue reading

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Raised Ambitions

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” – William Morris There is a patch of land beside my driveway. According to the plans of the house it is our … Continue reading

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Turkeys for Christmas

There is no denying that times are definitely hard when you are planning to put two of your pets in the oven for Christmas dinner. The recession changed many things about me, but when those two handfed lovelies hopped out … Continue reading

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