The Irish Landmark Trust

Guys, I don’t usually share press releases with you but this is one I wanted you to know about.  Last year I had the pleasure of visiting a Landmark Trust property in Dublin and I was blown away.   I’d love you to at least consider a Landmark Trust property for your next break.  The money … Continue reading

DreamIt,DoIt – we’re back!

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it – you’ve heard that expression right? Well that’s our motto for the next DreamIt,DoIt on May 21st in Airfield Estate.  The feedback from our last event was so great that Nicola and I immediately decided to invite the same guests to return for our May event.  Thankfully they … Continue reading

Honey For Sale

Yes, the surplus stall at Hunters Lodge is back in action!  Ruth will be up bright and early in the morning (well, maybe not so early) to set up our little stall at the gate again.  We will have jars of honey from our own bees, deliciously fresh rhubarb and eggs from the garden when … Continue reading

Dinner at Clontarf Castle

Clontarf Castle Hotel has recently been given a makeover. The 12th century castle, nestled in a leafy northside suburb of Dublin, has been sensitively refurbished with contemporary, boutique style interiors. They have managed a modern twist on contemporary elegance while managing to retain the classical and historical ambience of this 12th century residence. It is … Continue reading

I’m Dreaming It & Doing It

I have been missing in action on this little old blog – not because I’m too lazy to write but because I’ve been too busy!  Snuggle up there in your chair and I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to.  As I write, I’m snuggled up myself in my bed dosing myself with antibiotics, steroids … Continue reading

Dream It, Do It – the magic is back

We kicked off the 2016 ‘Dream It, Do It’ events in Airfield on January 23rd.  It really was something special.  I suppose it’s fair to say that I’m an old hat at the old Mcing and interviewing lark, but I never tire of it.  How could anyone tire of listening to inspirational women. Real women. … Continue reading

Sunday Lunch – a family tradition

I like a bit of tradition me.  I believe that creating memories for my children just like my parents and grandparents did for me, is really very important.  Regular readers will know from this past year that my love of afternoon tea stemmed from a tradition of tea and cream cakes with my grandmother Stella.  Afternoon … Continue reading

Glenlo Abbey – one for the Bucket List

Just two miles outside Galway’s city centre you will find Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Nestled in a neatly manicured golf course, this 5 star hotel invites you in with open fires and a warm welcoming smile. Of course you will find all of the luxuries one might expect from a 5 star establishment, but only Glenlo … Continue reading

Fiona Gets Fit – Part 2

After the epic fail that was my attempt to get fit at the end of the summer, the time has come to make another attempt.  Since my last disastrous effort I have rewarded myself with food – and more food.   Yes, I’ve used all the lines – it’s for my work, t’would be rude … Continue reading

Snapchat all the way…

It’s been one of those weeks where, as they say, “Ive been meetin meself comin backwards”. I did snapchat my way through this week though.  Snapchat, if you don’t know, is an app downloadable on smart phones and it’s my current favourite in my social media toolkit.  Basically I can record little ten second snaps of … Continue reading