Our Story

  My journey to being a social stirrer!! It all began in 2009 when my world fell apart and the recession hit us, as a family, personally.  I needed to do something and quick! As someone who viewed themselves with little or no talent I felt I was a good enough cook to start teaching beginners, so I started UmNumNum the Cookery school.  I had no capital, no connections, no clients and no...

The Great Meal Planning Experiment

I am three weeks into my meal planning experiment and I thought I would share my findings with you. Over the last year or so I have been slowly trying to change the way we eat as a family.  I didn’t just want to eat healthier I wanted to eliminate processed food, trans fats and additives from our diet as much as possible. I started with small changes like just not buying biscuits, cakes,...

Walk like a man, Talk like a man (woman)

Social Media has been around for a bit now and a lot of the fear and trepidation for brands and businesses using it has disappeared.  That doesn’t mean that there still isn’t a lot to learn for them to be using if more effectively though. I don’t know about you but I hate being lectured to, being patronised and being talked at.  Is that what you do to your followers? Everyone...

Cork Penny Dinners Donation Appeal

This is a list of items needed by Cork Penny Dinners. If you can help by donating 1 item please let me know. I would really appreciate if some of you can help. Cork Penny Dinners give so many people hope. They give people who have nothing a hot meal and more importantly a place to talk to other people. This is a charity that is close to my heart. The homeless problem is so terrible in Cork at the...

Pho Restaurant and Bar Review

I was absolutely thrilled to see an authentic South East Asian restaurant and bar open in Cork recently and within a week of them opening, beat a hasty path to their door.  Let me say that I am a picky bugger with restaurants and I do not impress easily! The owners Prakash (Kash) Sivakumar and Brian Casey were generous enough to let me try loads of things on the menu the night we visited and I...