Day trips with the kiddies

Ok so it’s the last day of July , which means only one month left before school starts again and oh my god July flew so I can only imagine August will go in a blink. I thought I would compile a little list of activities for you and your family to try in this last month of summer holidays.

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Stunning Oakfield Park

Remember at the start of the summer I had the kids write their bucket lists? Well we have been well and truly been ticking that list of one by one. It’s super fun and the wanes are super good as the bribing is fantastic. We have ticked off camping, swimming, going on the ferry, beach days, long nights, shopping trips etc.

I also added my own little things to do and see this summer and one of these to do lists was visit Oakfield park in Raphoe. So on the hottest day of the year instead of heading to the beach (I HATE SAND) I packed a picnic, the kids and off we went.

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Ten things I’ve found being married to a farmer

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It was our wedding anniversary yesterday, we celebrated our second year as Mr & Mrs, although we’ve been a couple a lot longer, time does fly. Today as I was driving the kids to school, I started thinking how I married Gavin two years ago as just Gavin, since moving to the farm I found myself married to a farmer. Sounds silly as he’s always been a farmer but we have never lived on a farm, so I thought I’d list out what it’s really, really like being married to a farmer so far that I know. I have a wee list of ten real life situations, give me another ten years and I’m sure that list will grow. Continue reading

Another day another fight

You know I like to blog about things I get up to being a farmer’s wife and mother, the good, the bad and the ugly! Today I’m writing as a daughter and it’s the ugly.

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A heartbroken, scared yet very appreciative daughter. Today I am up at the oncology unit in Letterkenny  Hospital holding my mum’s hand as she gets chemotherapy for what feels like the 300th time. Continue reading