INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

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International Day of the Girl is a UN initiative set up to promote the rights of girls around the world. It takes place every year on 11th October, aiming to highlight the realities of life as a girl across the world and the challenges they face regarding education, healthcare, child marriage, equal opportunity and sexual violence. Not every girl will face all of these challenges, but almost every girl will encounter at least one of them, which is why Day of the Girl is so important.

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SIMPLE PLEASURES

If you follow us on instagram you will know we had a little break away in Donegal this past week. We just love Donegal, we were staying at Inishowen Head Lighthouse, we are lucky enough to be able to stay here as they are one of only a few places available only to the families of light keepers. Chris’s late grandfather was a lightkeeper so we are able to enjoy the use of these cottages through his grandmother.  They are really basic and not much has been done to them over the years but they are a great base for travelling around and we also get to enjoy fantastic views and beautiful beaches.

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

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When the nursery Hannah attends sent out information regarding planned activities for August I was quite excited they would be having a fancy dress day on one of the days she attends! The initial excitement soon changed to apprehension as I tried to decide what on earth she could wear! So after much searching (and time wasting!) on Pinterest I came up with the idea of Little Red Riding Hood.

I still wasn’t sure how I was going to pull this off but had a few ideas in mind……..

Alter a red gingham school dress to fit….

Make a red cape and a white apron…..

Find a small basket….

Sounds simple enough, right!?!

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CHERRIES

 

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There is nothing better than the fresh sweet cherries available at this time of year. I remember trying fresh cherries as a child on holiday in France, in the days when they would never have been seen in supermarkets here! They are generally a more expensive option but I can’t help but add a punnet or two to my shopping basket.

 

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I also grabbed the Tesco free magazine on my way out and after spotting the cherries on the front cover I had a read with a quick cuppa and it inspired me to try out a few recipes. These are all very simple and easy to put together – just the way I need recipes at the minute, quick and tasty!

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BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

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I was planning this little blog post while on holiday in Inishowen, County Donegal last month so thought it was about time I pulled it all together to share……..

Who remembers bringing their mum or nanny a bunch of pretty flowers as a child? I certainly do, be it a bunch of daisies or dog daisies or even the humble dandelion, and they always put them in a little jam jar and set them on the kitchen window sill and said how pretty they were! (Although I do remember a bunch of dog daisies making a swift journey to bin after covering the window sill in greenfly!)

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