A Northern Irish BBQ

Sausages on BBQ

What makes a really great Northern Irish BBQ? Sheltering from the rain? Yes, of course that can be part of the fun, but that’s not what I meant. What I mean, is how better to enjoy spending quality time with your family than by getting outdoors and eating al fresco, while taking advantage of all the great local produce we have available. Also, as it is the Northern Ireland year of food and drink, we should make as much effort as possible to support and showcase local business.

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Summer So Far… 2016

Lewis Plane

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. That’s how the saying goes isn’t it? Of course, I totally disagree. As I sit here typing this with the rain bouncing off the windows, I just cannot reconcil it with the thought that this could be summer. I’m sure when I was a child, summers were sunny!

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Thomas Land at Drayton Manor: My Days Away

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor

This summer is absolutely jam packed with plans for adventures and family trips, and already we have ticked off a box that has been on the list for quite a few years now. We have been on a trip to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. And I have to tell you right now – the kids, and the grown ups, loved it!

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Hope Fashion Northern Ireland Launches in Ballymena

Hope Fashion Home Party

Sometimes, I feel that Northern Ireland gets a little bit forgotten compared to mainland UK. Don’t you? Not the same selection of shops, not the same selection of services, not the same postage costs! That’s why I am delighted to be telling you that this week sees the launch of Hope Fashion Northern Ireland, with local woman, Sarah Loughridge from Ballymena, hosting the first ever Hope at Home Party. Sarah, who trained and practiced as a midwife, decided that she would like to start her own business. She always loved fashion and decided to to bring Hope Fashion to local women.

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The Husband’s Secret, Chicken Dinner and London. #LittleLoves

Harrods Tea Room

I am excited to be joining in with Coffee Work Sleep and the #LittleLoves bloggers this week, as I have loads to tell you about. Some weeks pass with very little worth mentioning happening! I am not going to leave you hanging, let’s get straight to business.

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