I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It feels more like a commercial ploy to fill the space between Christmas and Easter than a day for people to demonstrate their love for one another. I prefer little gestures throughout the year; bars of my favourite chocolate delivered to my couch, spontaneous weekend lunches, home-cooked dinners and flowers, simply because.
I may not be the best skier in the world, but I love it. Standing on top of a mountain, blue skies above, glistening snow at your feet and a litte voice in your head saying “Are you really going to this? Throw yourself down the side of a mountain?” Read more
We all seem to know our way around a computer and buying online has become the norm. Although, if you’re like me, you probably like to hear a friendly voice who can reassure you that what you are booking or buying is EXACTLY what you want or need. Read more
I know it seems a bit premature to be talking about summer holidays, but believe me, if you want to get a good bargain for yourself and your family, you need to be looking now! Read more
Dover Beach, Barbados
2013 was a busy year, in a good way, but nonetheless busy as hell. Read more
I know, I know, the pumpkins from Halloween have not yet rotted, nor the fake cobwebs been pulled off the walls and I’m talking about Christmas. But there’s only 49 days till Christmas, so it’s time to start getting into the Christmas spirit and there’s no better way than visiting a Christmas Market.
Darkness has crept into the evenings and the mornings are slow to rouse. Leaves are turning from green to yellow, their grip loosening from the branches. Shops are dressed with cobwebs and pumpkins, faces hidden behind scary masks.
Photo Credit: Discoverireland.ie
The dark nights are drawing in and clocks will be going back, which means one thing, the Halloween Bank Holiday is approaching. The country is gearing up for a week of scary forest walks, fancy dress parties, vampire infestations and lots more! Read more
I get plenty of emails from people asking for travel advice; where to go on their first family holiday, a romantic break or best places to go if travelling alone, and so on. Read more
Photo Credit: Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Last week I wrote about girls weekend breaks in Lisbon and Bordeaux, two cities I love. However, no matter how much you want to, sometimes it’s just not possible to get a weekend abroad with the girls. Read more