Category Archives: My Life

How to cook Vietnamese food in Ireland

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Part of my favorite childhood memories revolve around food. Family gatherings and holidays centered on the special foods that my mom and grandmother made and that each of my aunts and uncles brought to share. These memories feature distinctive...

Brunch at Whitefriar Grill

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A couple of weeks ago, I went out for brunch with some American friends at a place called Whitefriar Grill. It is so popular for brunch on the weekends that you would find it impossible to get a table...

Renting a House in Dublin

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Finding a house to rent in Dublin was more challenging than I expected simply because we had specific demands – a specific area, family-friendly amenities nearby, good schools, close to public transport, large enough for our large family, and...

Our new place!

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I’m so excited! We have finally found a place to call home – after being essentially homeless for months in Seattle after we rented our house but were still waiting¬†for Mr Puffles’ paperwork to come through! It is a...

The Puppy turns 3!

The Puppy has just turned three! To celebrate, we had not one, but TWO birthday parties for him – one for his little kiddie friends and one for the family. His little preschool party was an entirely pink PRINCESS...

The art of blogging

During dinner, Mr Puffles told me that the blog of Petite Anglaise was based on a book. I said, No. The book is based on the blog. Then he said, Well. Your blog is based on her book. No....

The Road

So, I have been reading a lot of mommy-lit recently. In my defense, I didn’t actually realize that there was a whole genre called mommy lit. And I admit I am a bit embarrassed to be reading it. Although,...