Free cooking videos

They say the way to a mans heart is through his stomach. That’d get me anyhow. Now you can view, free of charge, a large selection of video recipes at the Irish based site Professional chefs prepare sumptuous meals that you can surprise the love of your life with the next time you cook dinner. Visitors can become members and upload their own videos and recipes. Its like a social networking site for food lovers. mmmm tasty

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Wedding dance

Theres a massive generational gap when it comes to dancing at weddings. Our parents and aunts and uncles etc. have all been brought up going to, well, ‘Dances’. Whereas us younger folk  shake our booty or whatever to the latest strains of pop music. When it then comes to dancing at weddings the non dancers can be seen either propping up the bar or out on the dancefloor jogging on the spot without moving their feet and arms all over the place.

 Dance classes are now wider available and becoming increasingly popular. In fact I even attended one myself. I would have thought of myself as being sort of able to waltz and jive at most of the weddings I’ve been to in Ireland. But in hindsight I was just shuffling around the floor trying not to step on toes. After a number of weeks under the tutelage of Bridget Harte I now realise how little I knew and how bad I was at dancing. Now I just have to try and practise what I learned!

I uploaded some dance lesson videos to today  for anyone who wants to learn in the privacy of their own home. Its really not that hard, there are a few basic steps which you repeat over and over and as you gain in confidence you can throw in a few other moves as well.

Guest list and seating arrangements

 One of the trickiest parts in any Irish wedding planning is trying to juggle the guest list. Who to invite to the wedding, how to keep track of all your guests, who sent back an RSVP, who to seat where etc. Ideally guests should be seated with people they know or with whom they have something in common. This will lead to an enjoyable time for all. There are numerous websites offering different types of guest list and seating software. Some you pay for, some you don’t. I like the free ones, weddings can be costly enough without adding extra expense. One such free one is  You will need to register with the site to download the software. It doesn’t take long and its free and quiet easy to use.

If you want to just create a simple spreadsheet that you can access from home and at work and invite your partner or other family members, friends etc. to view your wedding guest list, in case you leave someone out you can set up an account with Google Accounts. Your limited in what you can do but it’s handy for just compiling a basic list and you can access it from anywhere with an internt connection. Technology makes things easier, you may as well use it.

Marriage proposal by plane

possibly a bit hard to organise in Ireland, with weather and all that, but would certainly give you something to talk about