2020 – The Year of Change

2020 – The Year of Change

This post is to update you all on some changes for Caraliza this year as regards our usual markets and there is one major change that we’re sad to announce: there will be no Fair Alternative Christmas Market in the Unitarian Church, Cork city this year....
Tugging at the Heart Strings!

Tugging at the Heart Strings!

Several months ago, any time I met up with friends for coffee or to go shopping or for a walk, it was so simple and fun. We chatted and laughed and enjoyed ourselves and I thought nothing of it. But nowadays, that’s totally changed. It’s changed because...
Time? What’s that again?

Time? What’s that again?

Time. What is that again? It’s been just three months since I had any and yet I can’t seem to recall what it feels like… Yup, becoming a Mum has allowed me to enter the world of all the time-less parent. Now, Einstein had a theory of relativity, that...
Sleepy time… sort of!

Sleepy time… sort of!

It’s amazing, isn’t it, how someone so tiny can so completely take over your life… Our entire lives now revolve around Little Boo and his wants and needs, from pooey nappies (see this blog-post) to entertaining him with play-time to the endless...
Lizzie Lou and Little Boo

Lizzie Lou and Little Boo

It’s time. Time to get this blog up and running, because otherwise Little Boo will be a very Big Boo and I still won’t have started! And I think there are some fun facts to share with people about the joys of becoming a Mama to a gorgeous little human. For...
A fog of fatigue and nightly pee-pees…

A fog of fatigue and nightly pee-pees…

The First Trimester Before getting pregnant, I never really understood what any of it actually entailed. I knew about morning sickness at the start, I knew that the body’s ligaments softened (meaning in yoga terms, don’t overdo the stretching even though...
The University of Parenthood

The University of Parenthood

Thanks to our young Caraliza Designs business and an out-of-control Irish rental market, my thirties found me and Alex moving back in with my parents. We are extremely lucky and grateful to have this life-line while building the Caraliza brand, but it didn’t...
Mamaliza: the beginning

Mamaliza: the beginning

So things are a-changing in the world of Liz and Alex and Caraliza is expanding! Well, right now, the only thing actually expanding is my belly and for a slim, bendy yoga-gal, this physical development is quite a challenge. Where’s my waist gone? How come lately...
Market-life and stockists up-dates!

Market-life and stockists up-dates!

Hello my lovelies, as we finally finally move into Spring in wet, chilly Ireland, here at Caraliza HQ we’ve recently resumed our regular market spots. Of course you can always buy online and we’ve been working hard to build up our stock and improve our...

WHAT’S NEW… OPHELIA, TOOTH ACHES AND JAZZ

It’s been some week here at Caraliza HQ. We had wild and wicked winds to contend with, thanks to hurricane Ophelia.  Seeing the damaged trees all round still, with heavy long branches torn from their trunks, we didn’t dare risk venturing out for markets...

BATTLING THE WIND SPIRIT OF THE EAST

It’s 6:30 am, July 1st 2017, and we’re off to Tramore, Co. Waterford to trade at their summer Promenade Festival once again. It’s a treat to return to the pretty little seaside town of Tramore; we have very fond memories of the previous year’s...
MAKING MEMORIES ON THE ROAD TO TRAMORE

MAKING MEMORIES ON THE ROAD TO TRAMORE

The peal of the alarm at 5 a.m. “Darling!” I whisper loudly, nudging my still slumbering husband. “It’s time to get up!” I have to nudge him several more times. Honestly, a pack of howling dogs couldn’t wake him. We’re off to Tramore in Co. Waterford...
A RAINY DAY!

A RAINY DAY!

There’s a light drizzle as I unload the van, dragging several trolley-loads over to the spot where I’ll set up our mini 2×2 gazebo for the little country farmer’s market. Once the gazebo’s up and the gear is stowed underneath, I drive the...

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