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Total r & r at Bellinter House

September 17, 2013

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Bellinter House

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!

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Bugg in Belfast

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.

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A few days in Rathmullan

September 20, 2012

Our wee house

My family and I have been coming up to the Ramelton/Rathmullan area of Donegal for the last 15 years, and 12 years ago my parents bought a little holiday house in the Sycamores development, just beside the famed Rathmullan House. A mere 2.5 hours drive from Belfast, the whole area is like a different world and is the perfect spot to relax and take it easy.

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A night at The MAC

September 11, 2012

Last Thursday we went on a double date with some friends. We had booked and paid for The Canteen at The MAC’s pre-show deal the day before and were looking forward to some good grub and lovely music. When we arrived we were told that the show deal wasn’t on so we could just pick from the normal menu and they would throw in a free bottle of wine by way of apology. That was very much welcome by the husbands of the group but me (the designated driver) and my pregnant pal were a little disappointed. The food made up for it though. I had seafood chowder to start and mackeral salad for main. I’m a big fan of fish and both dishes were delicious. Shortly after eating though, I took an allergic reaction and had to run home straight after the gig for piriton and co-codamal. Pesky pescetarianism.

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The steaks were high..

July 31, 2012

With Junior having a sleepover at his Grandparents last Saturday night, Mr.GS and I decided to go out on a wee date night and decided to use the voucher for James Street South Bar & Grill, which we had received from a lovely friend for our wedding, to enjoy a rare night out alone. We’re big fans of BBC2’s cooking show ‘Great British Menu’ where chefs from all regions of the UK compete to see who will cook for banquets for high profile guests. So, the fact that NI winner Niall McKenna was very visible in the dining area throughout our whole meal during our visit to James Street South Bar & Grill meant that this review was always going to be positive….

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