Ireland is currently undergoing a heat wave, something the non-pregnant me would have enjoyed with Pimms cups on the rooftop of the Marker and late night chats sitting outside a bar on South William Street. However this time I am nearly 33 weeks pregnant so doing all I can to stay cool, which is hard … Continue reading How to sleep in this heat!
In school, I was always a fan of the one-day intensive revision course. When I did my postgrad in PR last year, I couldn't wait for the two-day revision weekend to cram all of the materials in. I’ve always enjoyed the helicopter view where you can take in all of the key information and see … Continue reading What to Expect From A One Day Ante-Natal Class
Babymoons have never been so popular, but what if instead of a quiet weekend down the country, your babymoon is a week long stint at a foreign resort? Maybe you booked the getaway before you found out you were even pregnant? At 30 weeks pregnant, I travelled to Tenerife from Dublin for a week long … Continue reading Five essentials to pack for a sun holiday in your third trimester
One of the reasons we both love France so much and decided to get wed there is the food and drink. Even after work on a Tuesday evening we can't help but spool out some chicken liver paté and cornichons from Donnybrook Fair with a glass of Bordeaux...so the gastronomic considerations we made were significant. … Continue reading Guide to getting married in France: Food and Drink
Rain. That's the biggest weather concern an Irish bride usually has ahead of her wedding day, but with getting married in France in July - that went out the window. With average temperatures of 27C in Charente in July, and highs of 35C not unheard of, dressing for the hot weather was a major consideration … Continue reading Guide to Getting Married in France: Clothes, Hair and Make Up
Early pregnancy is a very exciting time as we find out that it all works, and there is indeed a new little member of the family on the way. However the symptoms can be really tough to manage. Where I avoided the worst types of morning sickness, for several months I really struggled to sleep. … Continue reading The best pregnancy sleep aids
Just a fortnight ago, we welcomed 140 ladies and gents to A Stylish Afternoon Tea in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co Meath. We were delighted to welcome ladies from Dublin, Navan, Ardee, Galway and even Cork and Killarney, as well as our special guests Meath Rose Treasa Sheridan and MC Cathy O'Connor. Here are some … Continue reading And that’s a wrap – A Stylish Afternoon Tea
I'm writing a series on all of the elements of the wedding, from decor, to food and drink, clothing etc, but this is post will have all the basics of what you need to know.
As we were travelling from Ireland to France just a few days before the wedding, we were slightly limited by our décor options, so I had to fly with the décor or get it in rural France. Luckily some guests drove and got the ferry and could bring a small number of items for us! Our … Continue reading Getting married in France: Décor and stationery
Eep, I can't believe it's just one week until A Stylish Afternoon takes place! When I first started planning the event in February it seemed so far into the distant future. I'm delighted that it is shaping up to be a great day, and today we're announcing the details of our shopping village and the … Continue reading A Stylish Afternoon Tea Update: Shopping Village and Prizes announced