We needed someplace quiet, peaceful & relaxing to make some major decisions before
Christmas. I read the great reviews and rang Reception at Waterford Castle
, asking for good views and a four poster bed. I wanted dizzy heights. However I soon discovered that there is not a...Read More
Anybody who’s dipped into this blog before will recognise that I don’t bake. The fact that I can’t bake has something to do with this. But ne’er to be deterred, I thought I’d attempt to do my patriotic duty given the week that was in it and make something...Read More
I like free stuff. Who doesn’t? I especially like getting free stuff as a reward for buying the weekly staples which are always on my shopping list. This occurred to me when I arduously collected codes from the back of my peppermint tea boxes and registered online, filling in...
Among the great Christmas presents we got this year was a voucher for Fire Restaurant, at Mansion House, Dublin 2
. And a bloody good job we did too, as this place is not cheap.
Luckily, it’s also very good. We went on a Friday evening after a long...Read More
Right, Tesco was out of the traps early on the 17th
February, offering, among other options, ‘half price dinner’; ham fillet, potatoes, veg selection and New Zealand Sauv Blanc, for €16.29. Not bad, given that it’d feed at least four, but totally and utterly yawn-worthy. Zzzz.....
Now, onto more exciting...Read More
Right, let’s address the elephant in the room. We all eat Nutella by the spoonful. It’s not pretty, it’s not smart, but it is probably the single most satisfying thing you could ever do with a spoon and a jar. It has comforted me through times of heartbreak, worry...Read More
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin 2
was a treat indeed. It’s one of Ireland’s very few Michelin-starred restaurants and usually features a veritable who’s-who of any of Dublin’s ‘society’ still remaining post-NAMA. Now, before you faint, recover and denounce me as a charlatan recessionista, let...Read More