Travel Diary: 48 hours in Paris, France

Effiel Tower Paris, France
After scrolling through my draft posts I came across this one from my birthday trip to Paris in 2017 and thought I’d finally finish it off and publish it. For my 25th birthday, my mam had booked for us to stay two nights in London to see the Royal Variety Performance followed by two nights in Paris, where I travelled on the Eurostar for the first time. Having never visited Paris before I was excited to explore the city and spend some quality time with my mam. As we were only there for a short period of time, we had to cram in as much as we could. Today I’m sharing what we got up to during the 48 hours we were in the French capital. View Post

A Luxury Boutique Stay at Hotel 7 on Gardiner Row | Central Dublin, Ireland

Hotel 7 Gardiner Row Dublin Ireland 1

A couple of weeks ago the surprise I’d been planning for Adam’s birthday finally came to light and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I decided to book a weekend break in the city that is best known for its invention of its famous Irish stout – Guinness (Adam’s fave). Together with the quirky Irish pubs, great shopping districts and cheap flights, Dublin seemed to tick all of the boxes and was somewhere new for us to explore together. It was absolutely worth the wait and the anxiety of planning a trip overseas without him knowing anything about it. Today I wanted to share the details of the hotel we stayed in as it exceeded my expectations in every way. View Post

A Surprise Birthday Reservation at Salt House Bacaro | Castle Street, Liverpool

Braised Beef Lasange and Cocktail

A post I’ve been meaning to write for a longggg time but better later than never! November marked my 26th birthday and to celebrate Adam decided to take me on a surprise train trip for the day. He managed to keep the surprise all the way up until we collected our tickets at Darlington train station where I found out we were heading to Liverpool for the day. Little did I know that was only the beginning of the surprises! He’d also booked us into the 1st Class carriage with Transpenne Express and had booked a restaurant reservation for later that afternoon. He put in so much thought and did so well at keeping the surprise as you’ll know from our proposal story that we have a little habit of spoiling surprises! View Post

2018: A Year in Review

New York City Skyline from Top of the Rock

Hello. I’m back! After a late start to the year and over a month since my last post I finally feel like I’m ready to write up a post for you all. 2018 was a bit of a strange year in regards to my blog as I lost motivation, direction and purpose. It was just last week when I received an email for my hosting renewal that I was close to packing it all in and calling time on my little blog. After looking back at the effort I’ve put in over the past four years, I just couldn’t throw it away that easily. So I’m back, slogging it out because despite having a lull here and there, I need some kind of creative outlet in my life and this is it. The past couple of days I’ve had urges to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and just write something so here it is! Today I’m looking back on 2018 and what came out of it because reflection is great for growth.   View Post

Mary Poppins Returns: A 4DX Cinema Experience* | Middlesbrough Leisure Park, Middlesbrough

4DX seats at Cineworld Middlesbrough

Yesterday Adam and I spent the morning how we spend most Saturday mornings – we got up early and went down to DW Fitness First for a session in the gym. Located at Middlesbrough Leisure Park, it’s just a short 10 minute drive from home and easily accessible from the A66. As we begin our time off over the holidays we decided to make the most of the time we have off together and do some fun things. So after we’d showered in the gym, we went to Cineworld* to book tickets for the new Mary Poppins film, Mary Poppins Returns, in 4DX for later that afternoon. View Post