Staycation at the Dufferin Coaching Inn

To be completely honest, I’ve never really done a staycation before. Don’t be wrong, I’m not adverse to the odd night in a luxury hotel. But I’ve never driven just 45 minutes from home for the sole person of a change of scenery for the night. That was, until last weekend, and now I’m completely…

The Foundry – Hotdesk Heaven for Freelancers.

The freelance worker is on the rise these days and I have to admit I’m one of them. I work for myself or, in reality, I work for a great many people and companies, spending my working days juggling tasks and deadlines. This isn’t a blog post about the trials and tribulations of the freelance…

And the winner is – Alfaparf Competition

And so the results are in! Thanks so much to everyone for entering but in the end ther can be only two. The winners of the Alfaparf Milano Competition are…. Drumroll please… Christine McGreevy and Donna Caldwell!   Congratulations you guys! All you need to do is email me your address details and I’ll have…

Kiss -Luscious Lashes and How to Love Them

I’m just back from a brilliant event by Kiss – the company that specialises in nails and lashes at Belfast’s Merchant Hotel. We were treated to nibbles, cocktails and the awesome Paddy McGurgan and his team from the Make-up Pro Store who spent their time fitting us with nails and lashes. I’m actually partial to…

The Bull & Ram, Ballynahinch – The Review

In all honesty it seems a little superfluous doing a review of the Bull & Ram because in its short life anyone and everyone worth their restaurant reviewing salt has already been there before me. If you need convinced then check out this rave from the Guardian’s food critic Jay Rayner. And this guy doesn’t…

The Parson’s Nose – a gem in Hillsborough 

If you follow me on social media then you’ve probably already seen at the fabulous blogger event hosted by The Parson’s Nose recently. If you don’t know it this is a lovely Georgian pub in Hillsborough. It’s just had a refurbishment and management were keen to show us the new look. It’s much lighter and…

New Release – Clarins Pore Perfecting products.

I’m really loving this little beauty that arrived at my door this week. I’ve mentioned before that I have oily skin. There’s nothign like looking in the mirror an hour after applying perfect make-up to find a horribly shiny forehead and nose. I’m not talking about a nice, dewy complexion here. To have oily skin…

High Five – My Current Favourites

It’s a rainy afternoon so there’s nothing better than for me to plunge into my collection and pick out my current faves. I have to add that some of these are by no means new to the market, they’re just particular favourites of mine. Original Source Lime & Coconut Milk I tend to buy whichever…

Belfast’s Newest Slice of the Connswater Community Greenway

I am ridiculously pleased to be writing a post about what is essentially a bit of pavement but it’s one of the many lovely things I’ve seen happening in east Belfast since moving back here last year. It also helps that this particular part of the Greenway has opened just minutes from my front door…

Precious Nature Review – A Supersoft Treat For Your Hair

So confession time first, I never really know what to do with my hair. I wash, condition and then turn my head upside down to blow-dry. That’s about as far as it goes. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to pamper my hair the way I pamper the rest of myself. So when a…

Thermal Spa @ The Olympia Leisure Centre Review

Oh I do so love what I do sometimes. One of the perks being I just got the chance to try out the Spa Experience at the newly reopened Olympia Leisure Centre. Now, I’ve lived in Belfast for most of my life and used a fair amount of the leisure centres here so I’m used to…