Pupp Pup and Away…. A dogs life in Ireland!

How is it possible that little Mulligan has turned four. She was once just a thought and then a reality and then hard work!! Now she’s family!

After a lifetime of being an animal lover and four years a dog owner in Ireland, I’m always searching for a dog friendly day out or venue. Unfortunately our country seems to fall short in obliging facilities. Whilst many don’t boast to be dog friendly yet are perfectly fine and welcoming, if you do chance your arm, others are comically and dramatically against any four legged friend near their premises. This attitude amuses me no end and disappoints,as I can safely say Mulligan is cleaner and better behaved than Ned! There is even a Manor House Cafe, on the grounds of one of the most popular dog walking areas locally,that won’t allow dogs in the cafe courtyard not to mention inside the door. Continue reading

Annabel Karmels Fillet of Fish with Orange Sauce

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Feeling very lucky to be working with The Great Annabel Karmel. Annabel has released a 25th anniversary edition of her number one bestselling book Baby and Toddler Meal Planner.

I will be recreating a selection of recipes from the anniversary edition and giving you all the gorey details and taste tests with Ned over on my Instagram and insta stories @deehollhan. Here on the Thoughts, Tots and Tea website I’ll be posting the details of every recipe we cook and Ned approves of. Continue reading

Top Dog Gifts For The Toddling Dog Enthusiast!

Ned was so fortunate to receive some great dog related gifts this year. We’re one of those families that when you see something dachshund related you alert us immediately or purchase for the next birthday or Christmas. We’re dog mad and we don’t care who knows it! Links to all the following products can be found on my Instagram @deehollhan and video footage in my insta-stories. Continue reading

All good things must come to an end…..

And with that she was gone again and took Christmas with her. My sisters arrival was most certainly not an anticlimax. It made Christmas 2016 special. All the shopping , stressing and prepping was worth it. Ned had the best week, enjoying every hug and every second of attention. It showed its self in new words, new games, never-ending smiles and frequent kisses and cuddles. He loves his Aunt and impressively even after months knew who she was and more importantly what she was. A VIP! Continue reading

Quicky Quiche, leftovers sorted!

My dad started keeping hens this year, to our delight. Four hens, I named them the Kardashians; Kris, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. The difference between the shop bought and his is nothing less than shocking! We are now cursed with a high standard for eggs. The bar is set, they’re eggcellent! Not a hope I’d make it through without an egg pun. I’m not even sorry! 

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