Between travelling and my birthday this month, I picked up quite a selection of new hair and beauty odds and ends and so here is a rundown on some of my faves. All you beauty aficionados will instantly realise that I came very late to the party with almost all of these products, and I … Continue reading August Favourites…Beauty
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” - Stephen King As the summer is quickly drawing to a close, and I have to consider the reality of returning to work after three months (yes, I hear all those tiny violins) I thought I would do a quick review of some of the "stuff" I have been … Continue reading August Favourites – Books
While this week has been mainly about all things healthy, a couple of days ago it was my birthday, and so there was some pretty major deviation from that plan. However, as I will explain, it could have been worse!! My birthday surprise was essentially a whole day of foodie treats... and I mean the … Continue reading What I ate on my Birthday
Two fine days in a row - that almost constitutes a great summer in Ireland. With so few such days, it is important not to let them go to waste. As today was my parents 44th wedding anniversary we were taking a scenic road trip for a lunch on the water, but I still didn't … Continue reading Eating Out and Staying Healthy(ish)
“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw Well after a fab week in London, the last few days have been about restoring the equilibrium - balancing the excesses of the good life with some of the sacrifices that come with a healthier approach. Otherwise there will be no … Continue reading Healthy, healthy, healthy!!!
Having not been through this airport for a couple of years, this week was my first time in the new look Stansted Airport duty free area. The shopping was great, the walk back from the cafe to find MAC and Urban Decay not so good. But I managed to retrace a path and purchased a … Continue reading Shopping and Spruced up Scrambled Eggs
So we are home by now from our week in London and although it was one of our shortest summer trips in years, it was a great week in one of our favourite cities. Since last I posted we spent a couple of hours on the Kings Road in Chelsea; wandering around, eating lunch and … Continue reading The Final London Travel Post
Morning - woke up a little later than normal so going to keep the update on yesterday's London explorations short and sweet. We started the day separately, history nerd husband at the Museum of London and caffeine addict wife at the corner of Carnaby Street with a camera, a credit card and a warm paper … Continue reading Carnaby Street and the Footsteps of the Ripper.
Separated for a few hours from my travel companion, who was off to meet some fellow historians at the British Library, a chilled out shopping morning seemed a perfect way to start the new day and the new week. Upper Street is high street heaven but I am more interested in what lies in the … Continue reading Roman London and Retail Therapy
Sunday in London, still busy but without the chaotic feel of a weekday as those out and about have generally replaced professional pursuits with more leisurely ones. People sip coffee as they walk, read the paper over brunch and if they are on Columbia Road they buy flowers and maybe an odd antique teacup to … Continue reading Morning Markets and The Globe