Last Santa visit? – Illustrator Maeve O’Keeffe
Xmas 2014 – Cartoon illustrator
There’s a time for everything. We all know that once kids leave Primary school, Santa pretty much stops coming. It’s purely practical. As they grow up, older children make way on Santa’s list for all the new babies that are born – there’s only so much the elves can do and only so many toys to go around. Continue reading
Christmas baking chaos by Illustrator Maeve O’Keeffe
Christmas baking – Illustrators Ireland
We all have our talents but baking isn’t one of mine. Like a lot of people I enjoy watching cookery shows and, of course, LOVE sampling nice food, but as for Christmas baking? That seems too advanced and out of my league.
Buying the tree and getting organised for Christmas can be stressful!
Some people have one special treat that marks the start of Christmas. It could be advent calendars for the kids, setting up the crib, scoffing a first mince pie or decorating the tree.
“That’s my favourite thing,” sighed my friend, “Going to the garden centre and selecting the tree. I LOVE the fresh pine smell, the feel and colour of a real fir, bringing it home and decorating it with the kids. Last year, though, was a disaster.” Continue reading
Home with the kids while teachers strike!
Aaah! Home with three teens while teachers strike and there’s another day due in January? While I despair at having the kids at home when they could be doing something useful in school, I’m with the teachers on this one. Continue reading