Sunday, 16 April 2017


One of the places I've always wanted to visit was Ireland, seeing as it is literally just a 45 minute plane journey, I don't know why I've not just taken the plunge and visited sooner! But I finally booked a trip, bringing one of my best friends along, and crammed in as much as we could in a week, from exploring the local area, to walking for miles around the Wicklow Mountains, spending the day in Dublin and eating cheesecake on the beach in Bettystown (a must if you ask me).

Ireland certainly lived up to all expectations, it's really just stunningly beautiful, I already can't wait to go back. We stayed in a stunning award winning cottage in Ardcath (if you're interested you can book here), arriving at 7.30pm, our lovely host Colm had already lit the fire for us, popped on some traditional Irish music and even baked us up some homemade cake! Walking into the cottage you instantly feel at home, it's cosy, it's welcoming and is just so damn adorable. Only a 4 minute drive to the nearest shop, 45 minutes from Dublin and an hour and a bit from Wicklow. The nearest pub is literally a stones throw away, we only visited once whilst we were there, the last night actually, and it was just lovely, trad music night, lots of welcoming and friendly people and a proper traditional Irish pub, the perfect way to end a great trip!

Ireland is famous for the weather, much like us over here in the UK, but it was glorious sunshine most of the time and even when it did rain, the cottage is just so lovely that staying put inside was not an inconvenience at all! There were a few places I didn't get to see but if you're not sure of what to see and do if you decide to visit, here are my favourites, plus a few extras!

Bettystown Beach

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Wedding Showcase 2017

This past weekend, I headed over to The Wedding Showcase event at The Bath & West Showground; With over 100 stalls dedicated to help you to organise every aspect of your perfect wedding, from stunning cake designs by Zaza Marcelle, Designer Dresses by Devlin Bridal Couture, Hair Extensions by Lily-May Hair, decorations galore from Rustic Dresser & even beautiful Tipi's and Sailcloth Tents by Coastal Tents to really add that unique touch to your big day. It's no secret  that planning a wedding is hard work, with so many elements to think about, The Wedding Showcase put everything you need under one roof, across an entire weekend, along with refreshments, VIP access, professional catwalk shows and live entertainment, it certainly brings back that excitement and fun factor of planning your wedding.

All VIPs receive: Entry into the event including a VIP wrist band, a standard goodie bag and a free magazine along with the showcase guide. Entry into the VIP area and a glass of bubbly. VIP ticket holders also get priority seating in the catwalk shows and Wedding School sessions. (Please turn up early to each individual session to avoid any disappointment. 

If you missed out on last weekends event, don't worry it all starts back up again on the weekend of the 23rd September 2017 at The Bath & West Showground once again, providing the following services for you;

- Two full fayre days 23rd & 24th September 10am - 4pm
- Exclusive Official Showcase Guide for ALL couples
- 6 Secret SWAG bags 
- The Wedding School (full of interactive workshops and seminars)
- Professional Bridal & Grooms Wear Catwalk Shows 
- Try, Book, Hire or Buy everything you need for your big day
- VIP Tickets with exclusive VIP area
- Onsite Cafe Facilities
- Live Entertainment
- PLENTY of Shopping
- Beauty Treatments from just £5.00
- 100+ Top Local Suppliers 
- Free Parking
- Childrens Creche


For more details and to keep up to date with the event, click here

Cake Designs by Zaza Marcella

Cake Designs by Sunflower Bakery

Decorations by Rustic Dresser

Dress by Devlin Bridal Couture/Belle of the Ball

Dress by Chantelle Sophia

Dress by Chantelle Sophia

Dress by Chantelle Sophia

Tipis & Tents by Coastal Tents

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