Tesco NI Competition
Northern Ireland

Win a £25 Tesco Gift Card!

To celebrate the launch of Tesco Northern Ireland’s new online magazine, NI Food Love Stories, Tesco NI is offering readers the chance to win a £25 store voucher. To be in with the chance of winning, here's what to do: 1. subscribe to http://www.tasteni.com 2. Head to Twitter and tweet a link to the site… Continue reading Win a £25 Tesco Gift Card!

Craft Beer, Eating Out, Northern Ireland

The New Parson’s Nose Revealed

So this little jewel in Hillsborough has went under the knife and had a hefty makeover worth half a million pounds and I was very lucky to be invited along to see how it was looking, and to try some the of the dishes from its extensive menu. All made by the talented hands of… Continue reading The New Parson’s Nose Revealed

Belfast, Healthy, Northern Ireland

We Slim Together | ‘The Difficult’ Second Month

So the clue’s in the title here. A second month of ups and downs on the We Slim Together plan. Nobody said it was going to be easy! And for certainly the month of March, it wasn’t! Starting weight 13st 7.3lbs Week 6 | Uh oh… So the week started off well with my beautiful… Continue reading We Slim Together | ‘The Difficult’ Second Month

Ohh Social
Belfast, Eating Out, Family, Northern Ireland

A Great Way to be Social

So there's been plenty of talk about the Ohh Social app recently from myself, other bloggers and plenty of people in general. If you haven't heard of it or haven't got a chance to look at what it’s about, read on, and also check out the fantastic offer that Ohh Social have given me for… Continue reading A Great Way to be Social

Born & Braised
Eating Out, Food Blog, Love Local, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland year of Food & Drink

Foodie Heaven in the North West

So do you remember 2016, the NI Year of Food & Drink? Ah the memories! Of course it seems like a lifetime ago now, so to get invited to a legacy event for this monumental year gone by, was an absolute pleasure. A wee road trip no less, first to the North West and Brown’s… Continue reading Foodie Heaven in the North West

Belfast, Fitness, Healthy, Northern Ireland

Blogger on the Run

So thanks to around a month and a half on We Slim Together I no longer have to turn sideways when exiting a lift. Now, with a slightly narrower frame, it’s time to get moving! I used to be quite into my running in what still seems like a former prehistoric life. And now that I… Continue reading Blogger on the Run

Featured, Love Local, Northern Ireland

Preserving What Matters

Right so you'll find a few of these appearing on the blog this year and hopefully beyond. I love Northern Ireland Food (if that wasn't abundantly clear already!). Our producers are passionate, our products and produce are high quality and behind every one there's a real story, and I love that. So every now and… Continue reading Preserving What Matters

Belfast, Featured, Healthy, Northern Ireland

The Centra of Health

Centra NI Launch Their "Live Well" Campaign So I've taken quite a decisive stance on changing things for the better in 2017, not least the state of my health. The Skinny Bowtie page already has a couple of healthy & hearty (oat based!) recipes for you to try. Be sure to check them out when… Continue reading The Centra of Health

French Village Lisburn Road
Belfast, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Northern Ireland

French Village Patisserie & Brasserie

So this is my first post of 2017 and my 100th in total. A long overdue first visit to the latest addition by the French Village folks. The Patisserie & Brasserie which opened its doors for the first time on the Lisburn Road 6 months ago. BT9 is positively teeming with places to eat these… Continue reading French Village Patisserie & Brasserie

Belfast, Food, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland year of Food & Drink

New Look to Tesco NI Flagship Store

The folks at Tesco Northern Ireland very kindly offered to show me round their newly refurbished flagship store at Newtownbreda, where £2.1 million has been invested into enhancing their customer shopping experience. What's New in Newtownbreda We arrived early for the tour so went up and had a coffee in the newly refitted cafe, the Wife… Continue reading New Look to Tesco NI Flagship Store