Category: Family & Lifestyle

Crafts: A house of tasty treats

Cliona Byrne explores making a ginger bread house for Christmas   Ginger bread houses have always been a fascination of mine, from fairy tales of Hansel and Gretel to the sheer skills needed for it simply to work. As a child I would watch my grandmother bake cakes, buns and tarts. She would often let…

How to choose the best option for your child

Childcare Given the bewildering array of options available, it can often be difficult to choose childcare. Quite often, the decision will be based on what fits conveniently into your commute, and which is most reasonably priced. All else being equal, Irene Gunning of Early Childhood Ireland, says that before choosing a daycare centre: ”A parent…

Crafts: A treat for Christmas

  Cliona Byrne continues her recipe for a ginger bread house   Last week, we looked at how to make the ginger bread house pieces. This week, it is time to look at how to construct and decorate this little biscuit home. Constructing the ginger bread house can be a little bit tricky, so the…