If you wanted to visit a walled garden then I highly recommend making your way to Clonsilla to visit the Shackleton Garden. If you wanted fresh fruit and veg you could time it well on a Saturday and purchase in the Eco Farm which is in the same entrance (I previously blogged about that if… Continue reading The Shackleton Garden
Spring is here!
The brighter mornings definitely are here which is lovely for us cyclists. You feel a good deal safer cycling to work in the morning when you feel you are more visible. That said, there is something cosy about being wrapped up and in the dark. I’ve always loved that feeling even as a child under… Continue reading Spring is here!
I’m Still Cycling!
Ironically this week I’m not cycling as while cycling home from school last Friday I got a flat tyre on the back wheel of my cargo bike. My hero of a husband tried to fix it but unfortunately ran into difficulty so we’re waiting for a professional to come to not only fix it but… Continue reading I’m Still Cycling!
Let’s Talk Helmets and High Vis
Should helmets be compulsory? Many ask ‘why aren’t they?’ and are often very forceful in their questioning. While we’re at it, let’s light cyclists up like a Christmas tree because it’s only if they’re in high vis that drivers will manage to see them! 🙄 As a cyclist, I don’t have a problem with wearing a… Continue reading Let’s Talk Helmets and High Vis
A Mother Like No Other
The world lost a wonderful woman today, She’s gone up to heaven forever to stay. The life that she lead was so full of love, For each of her children who she was proud of. She truly was … a mother like no other. I remember her teaching me silly games to play Some of… Continue reading A Mother Like No Other
With most kids activity centres closed (thank you Covid pandemic!) the question of how to entertain your children on rainy days like we’ve had this weekend got me thinking of what people did before devices and the likes. So off to the local train station Martin and I went. Full disclosure, his daddy gave me… Continue reading Train spotting
Bank Holiday Weekend
I’m beginning to wish I’d booked a holiday this summer but with Covid in mind we decided to take the hit and stay put. After all, what’s one summer? Nothing in the grand scheme of things. With a week of rain and hearing about friends and family heading off on their travels, my holidays at… Continue reading Bank Holiday Weekend
Trips with Daisy
This week we dog sat my sister’s dog Daisy. While it came with unexpected difficulties it was still lovely to see Martin enjoying the company of a (very cute) dog! We strapped her into the cargobike and kept the journeys short and therefore local. Millennium Park have a wild flower section that is blooming beautifully… Continue reading Trips with Daisy
The Perfect Fit!
While I was out shopping with Martin this week the stroller we had broke 🙈. It owed us nothing as we got it for free in fairness but still, it wasn’t ideal when I needed to visit a few shops for birthday gifts and was already at the shops! I needed a quick replacement that… Continue reading The Perfect Fit!
Cycling into Town
We decided to cycle into town for the first time since Martin was born. We used to cycle in almost every weekend since … well back when we first started dating actually. With Covid restrictions we couldn’t go when it was beyond our 5k but then it just wasn’t first on our list of trips… Continue reading Cycling into Town
Sunny Summer Days!
It’s been a busy week this week, check out what we’ve been up to!
Weekend in Leitrim
We spent the weekend in Leitrim. It was really lovely to enjoy a bit of family time away from home. We even got out for a cycle … we didn’t bring the cargo bike! I have to warn right off the bat that I was snap happy!!! We booked 2 nights at Canal Bank House… Continue reading Weekend in Leitrim
Handy Cycling Tips
Check out this week’s blog giving handy tips for cyclists.
Martin got to visit Dublin Zoo for the first time today. It was really easy to book a slot online. With Covid restrictions they have a great set up with a one way system in place. I look forward to things opening up regularly again, I will definitely get a family annual pass. It’s well… Continue reading Dublin Zoo
Chilling for the Bank Holiday Weekend.
We kept it local this weekend. We had planned to cycle into Dublin city but that was quickly cancelled with the news bulletins about crowding issues. Instead we took it easy. Here’s a link to an RTÉ news bulletin about it: https://youtu.be/L-p5AT8FLcM I’m not sure if I said this already in my earlier posts or… Continue reading Chilling for the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Every month I put together an Excel document to tally our spending. Then I divide it in half so that my husband or I can reimburse each other the excess. This means I have an itemised history of our spending. Today I decided to compare the cost of petrol since getting the bike against the… Continue reading Comparing Costs
The Most Sociable Bike You Can Buy!
This weekend’s blog is up. Have a read of why I love our Cargobike!
Pick Up The Pieces
One of the downfalls of cycling is getting a flat tyre. Especially with a Cargobike as it is too heavy to lift and take the wheel off to investigate the damage. It sometimes feels that on the weekend people decide to smash their glass bottles on the cycle lanes on purpose! Ever notice that on… Continue reading Pick Up The Pieces
Yet another weekend is already upon on us. Where to cycle to? We were tired this weekend after a particularly heavy week so decided to keep it simple and very local. A short outing to grab a coffee and enjoy time in the park as a family was enough to give us the satisfied feeling… Continue reading Pure Indulgence
Kiss the gates goodbye!
Read my blog on what we got up to locally this long weekend!