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
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
Since The Restaurant TV show is back on screens Thursday March 23rd, sure I thought I would re-post this little piece about my experience last year.
Back in August 2015, myself and the lovely Caitriona from Wholesome Ireland had the pleasure of filming an episode of Aldi The Restaurant. It was an absolute funfest from start to finish. Naturally we had to keep quiet on who our celebrity chef was, but of course everyone now knows it was Pippa O’Connor. Continue reading
I spotted this idea on Facebook and figured I’d give it a bash and share the results. It looked quick and easy and tasty, and it was. Well done to whoever came up with it. Essentially it’s just a twist on an apple or jam turnover using Nutella. Continue reading
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.
Conor was awake when it came. He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare.
It was the nightmare that Conor (Lewis MacDougall) refused to acknowledge. The one he dared not think about. The one that summoned the monster and the one the monster called ‘his truth‘.
Everything changed when his mother (Felicity Jones) got sick. For so long it was just the two of them. His father lived in America with his new family. The once frequent calls were now few and far between. It wasn’t just his home life that changed when his mother got sick. Conor’s school life changed too. First there were whispers. Then there was bullying. Worst off all there was silence and feeling invisible. Continue reading