Urchin at the Cliff Townhouse is like a white and pastel coloured Summer hangout. Serving seafood and cocktails to a backdrop of cool tunes. I had missed the opening night but the lovely PR team behind it sent me a voucher to try out some cocktails and small plates as a guest. Continue reading
Sometimes you just need steak. I have a friend who has steak every Friday night. It could be Monday morning and he would be talking about his pending Friday night steak with a glass of wine. Steak and wine are like the Cagney and Lacey of food and FX Buckley has them both. Continue reading
The last time I took part in a half marathon was April 2016 in Madrid. A year is a long time to be resting on your laurels in running terms. It was a combination of factors which kept me idle. Some were of my own doing and some were due to injury.
Time however has a habit of slipping by so quickly. Continue reading
It is estimated that over 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated during the Armenian Genocide which began in 1915. Let that sink in for a moment and ask yourself if you were even aware of it. I’m sorry to say, I was not. The Promise written and directed by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, The Boxer, In The Name of the Father) from Belfast tells the harrowing tale of how the Ottoman Empire attempted to wipe out the Armenians. Continue reading
Recently I wrote about the village of El Golfo in the south of Lanzarote. A stunning village that’s home to the green lagoon. My next snippet about Lanzarote is all about a trip to Bodegas El Grifo. One of the largest wineries on the island they have been in operation since 1755. Having recently passed my WSET Level 2 Wines and Spirits, there was no way I was going to miss out on discovering a bit about the history of wine in Lanzarote. Continue reading
I will be living in Skerries ten years this Summer. Throughout that time I have seen new restaurants opening and old favourites closing their doors. Skerries is a stunning seaside town with a vibrant harbour. Along that harbour is the welcome addition of 5Rock, a Mexican inspired smoke house grill. Continue reading
The Fate of the Furious or Fast 8 or The Fast and the Furious 8 or whatever you want to call it has hit cinemas in Ireland with a bang. Expectations for this one are high. Not surprising since Furious 7 made about a billion at the box office. Yes a billion. It was also the last we got to see of Paul Walker who passed away. I know I wasn’t the only one who shed a little tear at the end of Furious 7 when everyone wore white (like a Backstreet Boys video) and See You Again played. Continue reading