Family and Lifestyle

Pancake Tuesday is coming up next week (February 28) and as soon as you finish school you’ll be looking forward to racing home so you can get flipping.Flipping pancakes can be messy work if you’re not experienced at it. You can end up with batter on the ceiling, the floor, your hair and, if you’re really unlucky, your face!But it...

Bedrooms are full of objects that make the room your own; from books, ornaments, posters, unique lamps and more. Make your mark on your personal space stronger with hand-made monogram letters. Collect some items you’ll use for decorating the letter. Use beads, buttons, sequins, ribbon, yarn and anything you can get your hands on.For the...

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s not just an occasion for sending cards ‘sealed with a loving kiss’. It’s just another opportunity to get your finger out and make some seasonal crafts.Because heart prints and heart designs are so popular, you can make almost any Valentine craft at any time of the...

January begins with new promises and resolutions for the year. One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is to eat more healthily, especially if you enjoyed lots of selection boxes and chocolate coins over the festive season. It can be hard to break out of a habit of eating sweets and chocolate but you can stay true to your new...

Three feast days are approaching next week – all within just a few days of one another! The feast day you are probably most familiar is the feast of St Brigid on February 1. So you will no doubt be gathering bunches of rushes this weekend to make St Brigid’s cross. Traditionally, her crosses are made the day before her feast day...

With the Christmas decorations long gone and packed away until next December, the home can feel a little bare without some festive spark. And it’s a long wait before you can start making Easter decorations.January can be a miserably long month, especially when Spring is yet to arrive. But you can welcome Spring into your home early with some...

It’s nearly the middle of the month and with the new year breaking in, it’s time for a fresh new notebook for storing all of your daily to-do lists. Keeping all of your to-do lists in the one notebook is a great way of looking back on everything you have achieved at the end of the year.Every new book – whether it’s for...

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