Collinstown Lakes, Co. Westmeath

Is there anything better than jumping into a lake on a hot summer’s day? Well Collinstown Lakes is one of my favourite spots to go to in the summer. For me growing up it wasn’t known as Lough Lene, it was ‘the lakes’. If Mam said we were going to ‘the lakes’, you could be sure we would be…

Benefit Cosmetics ‘Defined & Refined’ Brow Kit.

Two weeks ago I lost my tweezers moving apartment. I cannot believe how much I relied on them? Recently, I am loving the look of natural, feathery brows. I went to see Fifty Shades Darker and I fell in love with Anastasia Steele’s makeup. It was natural and beautiful. I started to realise that I could style…

How To Care For An Older Doggy

Jack landed on our doorstep on a sleepy Autumn day in September of 2003. He was a puppy. A small ball of fur snuggled up on my father’s lap in the back seat of the car. He came from Mayo, in the West of Ireland. He came from a farm, let’s just say we were very lucky…

Inis Mór Road Trip

“How long will you be on the oilean?” asks the driver. He blesses himself as we drive past a statue of our Lord on the side of the road. He tells us how he was born and raised on the island. He offers us a minibus tour but we politely decline saying we would prefer…

Lion: The Best Movie of the Year.

This year I watched ‘Lion’. A true story of a man who found his way back to his birth family. He attempts to retrace his steps to his town in India, using Google Earth. I am a frequent cinema goer. A cinephile if you will. I have a Limitless card for Odeon cinemas so I am in there…

Why I Went Back To The Shagging Gym

I’m sitting here with wobbly legs and an unusually fast beating heart. No, Leonardo di Caprio has not just walked into the room. Instead, I have been to the gym. A few weeks ago I got my first car. It’s fab. I have freedom (with my accompanying driver) and there’s much less chance of me getting…

A Video About My Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I thought for a while about posting this. Then I figured it is not something to be embarrassed about. There are heaps of other people with this condition. If you are going through this, know you can get through it. I have come out the other side and you will too x

How To Make The Background Of Your Photos White

Bright photos grab are attention more than blurry dark photos, so it’s important to keep your photos sharp and full of light to get the best exposure for your content (pun unintended). I noticed a big difference in my Instagram theme (when I was on Instagram) when I changed to a ‘white theme’ and brightened…

Looking back on Barcelona…

Today, on the news it was reported that a truck drove the wrong down a road in Barcelona. The truck was driven down Ronda Del Litoral and ‘carregat de butà’ (loaded with gas cylinders). A time of panic and uncertainty. My mind goes to the road, the location, the view, the smells. I think about where it happened and…

Politics & Fear of Blogging.

Are you someone who comments on your favourite blogger’s posts? Or someone who has received hateful comments on their posts? I feel like a bit of a rant but I am going to put the brakes on and take it handy here. After blogging for almost two years now, it seems the blogger fear has…