Noble Holywood – Restaurant Review

The really nice thing about what I do for a living is that sometimes I can just take the day off and do something nice. And recently the nice thing I did was jump on a train to Holywood to check out one of its newest restaurants, Noble.  Before you visit Noble, there are three things…

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse – the new menu

I recently got to try out the new menu at the Marco Pierre White restaurant in east Belfast’s Park Avenue Hotel. The restaurant has been open for a couple of years now and I managed to wangle myself an invite to the opening at the time. Two things struck me – firstly, the food was…

Clarins – The Signature Facial @ House of Fraser

There are aspects of blogging I really love and being invited to try a Clarins Signature Facial is absolutely one of them. My very first facial was a Clarins one but that was a very, very long time ago, so I jumped at the chance to experience it again. I was delighted to meet Emma…

Instagram – Tips and tricks

I’ve just come back from a fascinating Instagram workshop at the Bullitt Hotel in Belfast. It cost 25 and the price included coffee and a donut, followed by a cocktail and nibbles. The whole thing was hosted by Marianne Smyth, one half of the Smyth Sisters Instagram account and professional photographer. This wasn’t about how…

Working From Home – The Survival Guide

I’ve been working from home full-time now since March. I’ve learned a lot but for this particular blog post I decided to consult an expert. My friend Charlotte lives in England with her husband, dog and three cats and has been working at home for 10 years so she’s an expert. She can also give…

The Five Things I Never Knew About Cycling

 So for about the last two months I’ve taken to the road. I don’t drive and live at the end of a comparatively flat cycle path so it barely makes sense for me NOT to cycle into my day job in Belfast City Centre. I’ve cycled before but this year I’ve really been bitten by…