Graduation is dynamite

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Well today has been an emotional one for me, well last couple of days have. Yesterday we received our parent pack from LPV’s “big school”, talking about uniforms and extra circular activities…..for me it was all too much and like a big EEJiT I ended up balling my eyes out.

Today we attended his graduation ceremony from his fs1 nursery class………blub city isn’t the word.

There he was so proud of himself “Hello my name is LPV and I can count to 10 and back again, he then proceeds to do this and then counts to 10 in two’s”

They did some beautiful songs, their own wee version “summer loving” about graduating and staying friends. It was so beautiful, Miss N had worked extremely hard to make it perfect and it truly was. My favourite was their take on Tao Cruise..dynamite this was LPV’s favourite when he was smaller, “we’re going to graduate cos it’s dynamite”. I so wish I could show you the videos but I don’t have the other parents permission to put their kids on the net. *Hears sighs of relief the world over*

Today was so special, although for me he’s still my baby and always will be. I think I’d better stock up on the Xanax for the first day of term at big school. Time is going to quickly and both of my babies are groaning so fast, I’m blessed they’re growing up happy and healthy, however I just want to put us all in a bubble and savor these moments.

I’m gutted I took the wrong lens with me and my phone is rubbish for photos but here’s a few photos of my big grown up boy







Healthy Home is a happy home

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Hello, yes its me, sorry you probably don’t recognise me it’s been so long………………..

I’m just going to straight into it, last month we had a visit from Healthy Home ME they offer me a trial of one of their superb cleaning services. Let me tell you a little bit more about them in their own words

“You may have a spotless home but did you know that you are currently sharing your bed with millions of dust mites, bed bugs, mould spores and bacteria that greedily make use of your mattress as a reproduction haven? Millions of microscopic dust mites have been medically proven to trigger several health problems such as Asthma, Allergies, Eczema and more. Plus dust mite excrement inhaled by pregnant women could be the cause of Asthma and Allergies in up to 20% of new born babies. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a new mattress, how often you change the sheets, the cleanliness of the mattress covers, or even if you take the time to vacuum it every now and then- these impurities are deeply embedded in the mattress and requires professional treatment to remove these unwanted guests. This is where we come in. The Healthy Home® is a clinically-developed, deep cleaning and sanitizing application treatment that is dry and chemical-free, so there’s no odor, no drying time; and it’s absolutely SAFE for any type or size of mattress. Our technology, exclusive to The Healthy Home® in the Middle East, is the world’s first and only Ultra Violet mattress sanitising device”


Nothing prepared me for what I was about to see, my lovely clean bed that regularly changed, the place we sleep……YUK!!!


First let use a super-duper vacuum that removes all the crap, crap meaning dust particles, fungal spores the word fungal makes me want to puke. Next its time for a good sanitize by using an Ultra Violet light that would give any CSI New York team a run for its money, this destroys DNA, mould and any other nasties that we’re missed the first time round.

Yeah it was really that simple, the guys we’re quick but very thorough, ok they have equipment but there wasn’t boxes and water all over the place. they we’re extremely efficient VERY polite and courteous and very knowledgeable about the whole process!

I have to say It didn’t change my life, or make me sleep any better however just the peace of mind knowing that the mattress had undergone the treat was enough, I would definitely use them again especially the children’s mattresses and our rugs downstairs.

The services they offer are great, not only do they treat mattresses but the do carpets, upholstery & curtains, in homes, schools, business etc

They’re price are pretty reasonable ranging from 350dhs for a kingside mattress to 150dhs to a crib mattress, with the mattress treatment you also get a complimentary duvet and two pillows cleaned!!

You can follow healthyhomeme via their website




Sleep well in your clean mattresses everyone!!







Back again

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Hi Guys,

We’ve been away for sometime, I’m struggling to give the blog the time it needs at the moment. Its funny isn’t? Before it was all about getting posts out but now I just coming here to write, getting all my thought out. I’m sure the owners of the products that need reviewing are having kittens…..don’t worry all reviews will be done in the 7 days.

We’ve been home to Ireland for a family wedding, it was so nice to get away, we were so lucky with the Irish weather, Ireland is such a beautiful country but when the sun shines on it, it really takes your breath away. I of course have to do some serious damage control on the old waist line now but I’m back in the gym tomorrow. I just have to try to get everyone up and out the door for school tomorrow, both kids have gone down without a fight tonight, they slept until 09:45 this morning….it felt like christmas morning when I woke up. Unfortunately expat daddy didn’t even bother going to bed last night when we got in at midnight, as he had to be back up to the airport at 5am to fly to America. It was a matter of unpack one set of clothes and pack another. So sad, the children are missing him already and it’s his birthday tomorrow too :-( we had such a lovely time altogether as a family.

What else happened…….Oh Miss C is now mobile and terrorising anyone and anything in her path, she’s tottering around like Bambi on ice, looking VERY proud of herself, she met her first horse and drove her first tractor….well not quite but she sat in it. The same tractor her daddy learnt to drive in will refrain from making sarcastic driving joke here . As did LPV, he came into his own, he’s mad about the horse and dogs and gave aunty M strict interactions there are to be chickens on his return to West Cork in the summer.

The wedding was awesome, I fitted into my dress so I was happy-ish, it made me realise that there is still such a long way to go, I think I put too much pressure on me fitting to said dress, everything isn’t going to be ok now, the body worries are still there but they won’t be for long. Like I said awesome wedding, bride was divine……the party, as always was epic but at 4am we had to give in and go to bed, we sang for our supper *everyone has to* and went to rest our weary bones. I’m way too old to party all night now.