Making a Will: Your Questions Answered Part One

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dying Matters|Tags: , , , , , |

When should I make a will? Do I need to discuss it with my family? What about inheritance tax? These are just some of the questions that so many of us want to know, but [...]

8 Travel Bloggers Who Inspired Me to Quit My Job and Travel the World

By | August 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

I'd be lying if I said that to quit my job to travel the world was an easy decision to make. I remember in January 2016, I was sitting at my desk editing photos while [...]

Rated and Reviewed: The Westgrove Hotel and Conference Centre in Clane

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Ireland|Tags: , , , , , , |

My head bobbed up and down in the water - it had been a while since I’d had a good swim! Behind me Mam floated along, her hair expertly tucked into her swimming hat. We [...]

Places We Love: The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Ireland, Places We Love|Tags: , , , , , |

We love horses and we also love gardens, so naturally being in Kildare for a breakaway, it made sense for us to head to the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. The Irish National Stud [...]

18 Blogger Questions Answered by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Blogger Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Over the past few months, bloggers and disclosure have come to the forefront in the media, but there has still been a lot of confusion in the air. Is this an ad? Do I need [...]

“Is Pikachu the yellow fella?”: How Pokémon GO brought Mam and I closer

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

There’s a global phenomenon that’s sweeping the world at the moment, and if you haven’t heard about it you’re probably one of the very few. To say I’m a Pokémon-fanatic is an understatement. From the [...]

What We’d Do Differently: Five Things That Went Wrong in Vietnam

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

We’d be lying if we said that our entire trip was peachy but then again that’s part of the adventure. While our blog diaries may have just lightly touched on some of the issues that [...]

What’s in a name: Why is our blog called “Before My Mam Dies”?

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

For many, if you see the word “death”, “dying”, “dies”, “died” in a sentence you’re instantly taken aback. That’s understandable, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. When I, Úna-Minh, came up with [...]

20 Travel Movies That Will Give You Pure Wanderlust

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Favourite Things, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Jeffrey L. Cohen - Bus from the movie "Into the Wild" Wanderlust can take over your mind and body and there’s nothing quite like that feeling. It’s a mixture of euphoria and longing, [...]

Rated and Reviewed: The Tour Groups We Used in Vietnam 2016

By | July 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Travel Tips, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , |

Oftentimes people don’t realise how much work goes into planning long-haul holidays. From confirming flights and hotels to paying off tour groups and liaising with airport pickups, a lot went into our three week holiday. [...]