Why mothers deserve a day...

by Rosaleen Bond March 24, 2019

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Every Cloud has a shamrock....

Every Cloud has a shamrock....

by Rosaleen Bond March 17, 2019 1 Comment

My kids spent St Patrick's Day sitting round with their cousins in the house my dad grew up in. And I think today I had one of those moments that you will tell to people 30 years on please God.

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Fair Play

Fair Play

by Rosaleen Bond February 15, 2019

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New for 2019

New for 2019

by Rosaleen Bond January 27, 2019

I'm always happy when I find products I love and they are from Irish companies. In all the masses of things available on the market it can be hard to find those hidden gems that the smaller, lesser known makers produce. 

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It's time to party...

It's time to party...

by Rosaleen Bond January 21, 2019 1 Comment

It's really important to me that they feel like it was  just that they wanted and like Rachel they leave telling their mam 'That was the Best Party Ever'. 

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It's not too late.....

It's not too late.....

by Rosaleen Bond December 17, 2018

When I was a child the drama of sending cards was week long. But it's something I remember doing with my mam. She'd write to all the relations in Ireland and America with a greeting and good wishes and she'd leave the cards on the table so he could write them to his work mates. And all he would put it 'frank' and not even with a capital F. I wonder now if it was a ploy to get out of writing the big batch of cards. I'd take the cards out of the box I liked to send to my friends and agonise over

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It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the most wonderful time of the year

by Rosaleen Bond December 09, 2018

I absolutely love this time of the year. It's a great time and I talk to people in the shop and try and contain my excitement a little. I do talk to quite a few people that don't like it and a lot who find it quite stressful but I think the key to enjoying Christmas is planning it and having a list. Your plan will get you through and so you will be able to sit back and have a very well deserved glass of wine!!

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For Widgets Sake

For Widgets Sake

by Rosaleen Bond November 15, 2018

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Time plays tricks....

by Rosaleen Bond November 06, 2018

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Going home to 'Granny'...

Going home to 'Granny'...

by Rosaleen Bond October 12, 2018

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#LittleThings

#LittleThings

by Rosaleen Bond September 08, 2018

This year for World Suicide Prevention day the campaign they are running really struck a cord. It give some tips on #LittleThings we can do to mind our own mental health and the website it's really worth a visit. On #WSPD18 and everyday lets take a bit of time to mind ourselves and mind each other. 

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Top 7 trends to dec the halls in 2018

Top 7 trends to dec the halls in 2018

by Rosaleen Bond August 29, 2018

I've done my research, visited my suppliers, looked at the trend setters and thought I'd share with you the recurring trends that everyone is talking about will be big for Christmas 2018 to give you some early inspiration.

1) Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas
From light blue to dark blue to blue.....

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