I cannot believe the schools are back, and summer is all but over. What I can tell you is that is the first time in a long time, that I feel like I had a summer. I didn’t move house, I didn’t renovate a house, and I mostly just went out and had fun! All thanks to my new tent, which became my second home. The last week of the school holidays I took it to Benone Tourist Complex. It’s not an area I know well, but I was keen to explore.
During our recent stay in Benone, we decided to catch the ferry from Magilligan, on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, to Greencastle in the South, to explore the Inishowen region of Donegal.
It’s not somewhere I had ever been, so I randomly picked Culdaff as our first stop, and what a beautiful place it was. Just 10 miles from the ferry we found golden sandy beaches, a quiet cove, a play park for the kids and the Atlantic Ocean shimmering in every shade from tourquoise to cobalt blue! As part of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, this little gem is unmissable, and much better than my photo’s suggest!
Last weekend we were invited to The Harbour Brewers Fayre in Carrickfergus. The restaurant is trialing what they refer to as Chef’s Counter menu, and they asked if we would review it. The concept is that on week nights, they have all you can eat buffets, with choices such as battered fish fillets, chilli beef, and roast chicken. And on Saturday’s they have an all you can eat Peri Peri Chicken night, for those who like it hot! Of course, all this is in addition to their usual menu.
I cannot believe there are less than two weeks until the school summer holidays are over! I know I have mostly been telling you about my adventures, but inbetween I have been having some down time and a bit of a chill out. If that sounds good, and you want ideas for something for the weekend, put your feet up and read on.
Stendhal you beauty, you did not let me down! I have been looking forward to researching this Stendhal review blog post all summer! It was only last year I discovered that Northern Ireland even had family friendly festivals, so when the team at Stendhal invited me along to their family camping weekend experience, I knew I had to go.