Happy New Beer – Taproom Event

To banish the January blues those lovely chaps at local brewery company Farmageddon will be having a taproom event at an actual brewery at the end of the month. And I have it on good authority that the prices will be cheap because they brew it all themselves. Even better, if you share the Facebook…

The Ivory Relaunch

Iconic restaurant Ivory in Belfast has had a facelift. In case you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about, The Ivory is perched on top of House of Fraser in Belfast’s Victoria Square. the best entrance can be found at the corner of Chichester Street and Victoria Street. There are a couple of things…

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…

Yoga – How To Practice At Home

So regular readers will know that I think yoga rocks. I’ve waxed lyrical before about the benefits and how much I enjoy it. (PS. Absolutely none of the images in this post are of me!) Until recently I usually practised yoga in a class under the watchful eye of a qualified teacher. Sometimes I would…

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…

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…

It’s All Happening At The Fitzwilliam Hotel

To brighten up a rather dull January, the folks at the Fitzwilliam Hotel invited myself and a few other media types over for a slap-up lunch. I’m not going to go on about the food because I’ve waxed lyrical about the food at the Fitz before, but needless to say it was all delish. I…

A Slice of Mexico in East Belfast

Me and him have just returned to east Belfast after living on the southside for a couple of years so we’re starting to rediscover all the little treasures the east has to offer. We decided to nip out for a bite to eat one Friday night recently and wanted into the Mandarin City Chinese restaurant…

Tasty Treats @ Bullitt in Belfast

Trendy concept hotel Bullitt has opened in Belfast and it’s the place to be these days for just about everything. Fancy a gourmet coffee? They’ll see you right with their Kees Van Der Westen coffee machine. Need a place for a meeting in Belfast city centre? They have superfast wifi and USB points. There’s the…

Thai-Riffic! (sorry)

I really am loving Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink, not least because I keep getting invited to these wonderful events. Belfast’s latest culinary offering has just opened its doors and even though the weather was tipping it down on the night the great and good of the city were cramming themselves in to try…