ManicMammy's Blog

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Review of Aer Lingus Online Booking

Aer Lingus Online Booking Arrgggh, site won’t allow for booking tickets for families of more than 6 at once. Stupid rules annoy and frustrate me. These days, I don’t think families of over 6 people are that strange or occur that infrequently. Yet, as we are a family of 7,  when I try to book [...]

Happy Birthday Fionn

My baby son was 2 yesterday. Time has flown. He is big for his age, no longer a baby but a little boy.  He has very blond hair and big blue eyes. He has few words: “truck”, “tractor”, “car”, “all gone”, “where are you?” being his favourite ones. That said, he has no difficulty in [...]

Review of “We were dead before the ship even sank” by Modest Mouse

“We were dead before the ship even sank” by Modest Mouse When its good, its very, very good, when its bad its just noisy. I love Johnny Marr. Well, ok, not really, but I do think he’s just brilliant on the guitar. I grew up on The Smiths and have found it increasingly difficult to [...]

Review of Tana Ramsay’s Family Kitchen

Tana Ramsay’s Family Kitchen Lovely looking book but recipes a bit impractical and quantities specified questionable. I picked this up in Eason’s a couple of weeks ago and had a quick look through it. It looked great. Plenty of what seemed to be family friendly recipes and new ideas for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Aswell [...]

Bloody addictive stupid games

Arrggh, what is it about Desktop TD , before it Snood, and before it Tetris? I have absolutely no interest nor talent at playing shoot ‘em up, racing, roleplay or any other video games but these 2 or even worse bejeweled I can play for hours. Take them off me, delete the links, save me!

Review of Really easy to use genealogy website which uses handy graphics to aid clarity. I just found this website last night, logged on and started inputting various details about my immediate and extended family. Its really easy to use, and you can email and invite other relations to join in to fill in the gaps [...]

Review of Kool Lite children’s bedside lamps

Kool Lite children’s bedside lamps Excellent, dimable, tough, long lasting beside lamps. I first bought a Disney cars one of these for the 5 year old over a year ago. Since, I’ve bought a princess one for the girls’ room and a football themed one for the 8 year old’s room. They are great so far. [...]

Review of Cow and Gate Frutapura

Cow and Gate Frutapura Handy tubs of pureéd fruit for babies and toddlers. Ok, so I’m a baaad mammy and I don’t make all the baby and toddler’s food from scratch. But if I get to make most of the main meals I think I’m doing ok. Life’s too short sometimes for doing everything and I [...]

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