March 21, 2014
The first event was Baby Chill. It was N’s first arts event at 10.5 weeks and I am delighted to say she loved every minute of it! She and I were welcome into a room in one of our favourite places, the Ulster Museum, where we entered an inflatable pod which was full of super soft cushions with different textures and had soft twinkly music playing. N was fascinated by the lights changing colour and it was so nice to spend half an hour with her as she stared and smiled at what was going on around her.
I’m back to my much neglected blog after a problematic pregnancy and painful recovery from a c-section after welcoming our absolutely beautiful daughter, Nancy, into the world on Christmas Eve. More on the trials and tribulations of dealing with a toddler and a newborn soon but in the meantime here is a little review of a gig I went to at the weekend.
September 17, 2013
Bellinter House in County Meath is somewhere I’ve wanted to go for ages. I know people who have raved about and it sounded like the perfect place to unwind and relax. Mr. G-S and I had been talking in July about getting a last few days away together without R before Jnr.2 arrives sometime around Christmas/NY, so I was delighted to see that Bellinter House had an offer on Groupon, which I immediately snapped up!
July 25, 2013
As a mother of a toddler, who is always looking for exciting and interesting places to take him, and someone who has always liked birds (I was a member of the Young Ornithologists Club in Primary school – geek!), Castle Espie has proven time and time again what a great place it is for young and old alike.
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April 28, 2013
Everyone is feeling a bit lighter in the purse these days and so it was great to discover lots of free things happening this weekend which we thought R would enjoy.
April 9, 2013
I’m 32. Far too old to be a fangirl. Far, far too old. I’ve spent many years obsessing over bands and spending all my spare cash on buying music, going to gigs and ransacking merchandise tables. You’d think I would have grown out of it by now…but I haven’t.
February 11, 2013
Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded with slogans such as Backin’ Belfast and Take Back the City in order to persuade the people of Belfast to get ‘back’ into the city centre. The aim is to encourage spending money in bars and restaurants as opposed to staying in, hiding away from the flag nonsense which has had a very detrimental effect on the city. This weekend had proved to me something is working, whether it is the Council backed campaigns or maybe just the fact that everyone is just more solvent now January has passed.