Andrea Mara

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The Picnic

Looking through old photos in my dad’s house one afternoon, I found a picture I had never seen before. It was taken in the early 80’s and showed a group of us on picnic at the beach. Studying it gave me a surge of nostalgia for a time I don’t remember at

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How to do a Day Out in Clara Lara Fun Park

“What exactly is Clara Lara?” asked a friend who hasn’t been before. Good question. It’s called a “Fun Park” but beyond that, it’s difficult to define. But we’ve been every year for the last three years, and the kids love it more than any other day-trip we’ve done. So if you’re

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Product Review: Veronica’s Snacks

I was asked recently if I’d like to try Veronica’s Snacks – a relatively new company, started just last year by mum of three Veronica Kenneally. I’m a sucker for a start-up, an Irish company, a mum running her own business. And I like crisps. So I said yes please.

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one day, two views

This is a picture that I took of my kids having a picnic lunch today, and instinctively thought “I should put this up on Facebook!” I suppose because the kids look happy, they’re having lunch on a picnic rug, and maybe on some level it makes me feel like a

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