I'm originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland, only a 2 hour drive if I fancy a trip home, though I do feel as though Dublin is as much my home. I'm...
I'm originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland, only a 2 hour drive if I fancy a trip home, though I do feel as though Dublin is as much my home. I'm mother to Haley and grandmother - or nana as I'd prefer to be known to the adorable Bow-Lily. I spend a lot of time with her and she's given me a new lease of life, teaching me to put the fun into every day.
And when I'm not with Bow I like to dabble in writing a bit as a hobby taking creative writing classes which I must say I thoroughly enjoy. Trips to the countryside help with inspiratiion and I'm fortunate to have a sister who lives in Nenagh, Tipperary always extending a welcome when I need a little escape from the city.
I'm extremely fortunate to have friends with similar interests to mine so it's never difficult to find someone to try out a new restaurant or a trip to the cinema, or a browse around a farmers market.
And apart from our gorgeous Ireland I'm a huge fan of the Greek Islands - maybe I was a Greek goddess in a previous life lol. I have a soft spot for London, I call it my third home and I'm totally in love with its history and landmarks. And the States? New York I adore you, the big apple has a place in my heart, I have a sister who lives there as well so there's always a place to stay.
So that's me, a lover of travel, a gypsy at heart and absolutely love new experiences and meeting people, afterall, variety is the spice of life...
I relocated to Dublin 30 years ago after falling head over heels in love with the place after a visit. I immersed myself in its history and culture and they haven't been able to get rid of me ever since.
I particularly love Trinity College and Christchurch Cathedral and you can never have too many visits to the zoo. And of course I'm partial to the odd tour, the ghost tour being one of my favourites telling stories of days gone by that leave you utterly gobsmacked.
Another favourite of mine is the GPO - a building at the heart of the Easter Rising and still serves as a functioning post office. Hilarious to see the little old dears queueing up to collect their pension in Ireland's most famous landmark.
And when I need a little escape from the hustle and bustle there's always afternoon tea at the Shelbourne Hotel, the cakes there are absolutely delicious! and what could be more relaxing afterwards than a stroll through Stephens Green, a little haven of nature slap bang in the middle of the city.
But the most beautiful thing of all about this city are its people, the most warm, welcoming, friendly group of people you will ever hope to meet. You'll walk into a pub a stranger and leave with a bunch of new friends. You'll go dancing in the rain and smile until your face hurts. So go on pay us a visit there's a seat waiting and a pint with your name on it, and a good old fashioned Irish welcome "FAILTE"