I haven't been blogging very long, I am nothing if not inconsistent with it and I had, before last week, attended a grand total of one blogger event. But somehow I had slipped through the cracks and slithered all the way on to the list of finalists for the V by Very Blog Awards 2017, … Continue reading V by Very Blog Awards 2017
I've been a bit of a lazy blogger of late, mainly because work has been all consuming, but finally the weekend has arrived and I am going to bring you along with me on a very chilled and slightly indulgent Saturday. But first for the exciting news... Champagne in a Teacup has been shortlisted for the 2017 … Continue reading Weekending like a Pro….
I took FOUR photos!!!! No that's a lie, I took six photos, one of which appears to be of an outside flower-pot and one that is completely out of focus. So this post will include just four photos. This is despite travelling 40 minutes, spending two and a half hours in the restaurant and … Continue reading Tapas in Kerry
They say you can't judge a book by its... instagram likes - but I think marketing gurus everywhere may beg to differ. Personally, I picked up Hot Milk by Deborah Levy solely because of its inclusion in a wonderfully curated flatlay by Alex Stedman aka @thefrugality, a current girl crush of mine - #influenced!!! Hey, … Continue reading Hot Milk: The Book not the Beverage
My second Birchbox, the July addition, was an aesthetic triumph. Themed "summer daze" it looked like an LA sunset, depicting blackened palm trees against the backdrop of a whimsical blue and pink skyline. It definitely evokes images of balmy summer evenings on foreign shores and will make a cute storage box after the products have … Continue reading July Birchbox: Review
Today we have another instalment in what could be termed a "Highlights of Kerry" series. Regular readers will recognise that this isn't really a challenging remit... especially when the sun shines brightly and the Kingdom's jewels twinkle happily in iridescent light. It was on one such day we took a leisurely road trip to Ballybunion, … Continue reading Once to Ballybunion…
There was a lot of What's App debate regarding a dining venue for an early bite before attending a Bell X1 gig, part of the Trinity Summer Series on Saturday evening. Given that we were going to be eating early and we were a little unsure what time the whole party would assemble, we agreed … Continue reading Urchin, Dublin – A Short Review
So June saw the arrival of my first Birchbox, or in this case a Birchbag, and even if I hated all the products inside the joy at receiving a parcel in the post was almost worth the subscription price. Signing for a package from the postman (especially when it is not bloody exam papers needing … Continue reading Birchbox Review
Situated over two hours away, it was a long drive "for an aul mug of tae and a few sambos". But Ashford Castle on a rare sunny day rewarded the effort. The 13th Century castle, situated in Cong, Co. Mayo, is a fairy-tale setting, the stuff American tourists dream of. Surely some part of it … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle
The Iveagh Gardens in the sun are the perfect setting to celebrate Irish food and increasingly Irish booze. And for the fourth year running, the sun shone brightly on the Saturday afternoon session that the girls and I chose to attend, making it yet again my favourite day of the year so far. So what … Continue reading Taste of Dublin – what keeps me coming back?