At last, the new year is upon us…. A time for renewed hope and a time to look forward to the opportunities that will be presented to us in the days and months ahead. I, for one, welcomed 2021 with open arms. I don’t need to sit here and write how tough last year was … Continue reading There’s No Love Like Self-Love
When I moved to Belfast as a shy, chubby and unsociable student back in 2005, I had no idea about the journey that awaited me and the adventures that I would have in this amazing city. My life has become intertwined with what Belfast has to offer and I will shout from the mountains to … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About You, Belfast.
I’m now entering my ninth week in lockdown, like the majority of the population here. Nine weeks without properly seeing my family and majority of my friends. That’s long for a social butterfly who is home almost every other weekend, and someone who spent every weekend the first couple of months this year at home. … Continue reading Lockdown Life
Belfast, Food and Wine… Just a few of my favourite things and what happens when they’re combined? Belfast Wine School happens, which conveniently is ALSO one of my favourite things! As anyone who follows me on social media might know (because I don’t half go on about things…), I recently celebrated my 33rd birthday and … Continue reading Belfast Wine School
Today is World Cancer Day. A day that many people can relate to, whether they have been directly or indirectly affected by this awful and heart-breaking disease. On Thursday 21st November 2019, my family became directly affected by cancer with the news that mummy had breast cancer. She had two lumps, one 1.7cm and the … Continue reading World Cancer Day 2020
We’re less than two weeks into 2020 and already there have been so many truly heart-breaking tragedies in Northern Ireland. For one reason or another, some beautiful souls believe the only way out for them is by not being in this world anymore. If only they knew… What can we do to make people see … Continue reading What’s really behind a smile?
And just like that, the first week in 2020 is over. Whilst in previous years I would have my resolutions and intentions for the year ahead already confirmed, this year has been a bit different, but one thing I am going to commit to is the return of my beloved Dolly Bird blog. Launched in … Continue reading The Dolly Bird 2.0
It’s funny how looking at a picture can take you back to exactly how you were feeling at that moment in time… This picture was taken two years ago today at one of my favourite spots – Knockmany Cairn in my hometown, Augher. The view from the top is incredible and when the sun is … Continue reading A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
There’s only one party you need to attend this weekend and that’s the hilariously funny Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh, running in The Mac Theatre from 14th April to 5th May.
“You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” - Paul Sweeney And how I wish clumsy, caring and charismatic Louisa Clark was my friend… For anyone who has not yet discovered or read the amazing Jojo Moyes books, I … Continue reading Book Review: Still Me by Jojo Moyes