The Bowtie Blog

Belfast, Healthy

We Slim Together | Third Month Lucky

So I looked to the third month on We Slim Together with a positive and what turned out to be slightly optimistic slant In a month or so that saw the WST Gala Ball, Easter, A long and very sunny May Day bank holiday AND my Birthday! And apparently March was tough! Week 11 |… Continue reading We Slim Together | Third Month Lucky

Layout for Instagram
Apps, Social Media

Loving the Layout

A great little collage maker for Instagram Right so I’m still quite the newbie when it comes to Instagram but I discovered this great little tool a while back and I’m perfectly comfortable admitting that I do get carried away using it from time to time.   However, the reason for this, as well as… Continue reading Loving the Layout

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 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, Eating Out, Food Blog, Northern Ireland

A Great Solo Act

Right so I promise the title of this post will be my first and final ‘solo’ pun. Well, maybe not, but it was my first visit here in quite a while and this time I wasn’t ‘flying solo’ (sorry! 🙂 ), I was with my wee Mammy for a belated Mother’s Day meet up (she was… Continue reading A Great Solo Act

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

Italian, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Buon Compleanno Alfredo’s!

So it’s been a flying first year for Alfredo’s on the Square who celebrated it’s 1st birthday last week. Well within this first 12 months, Alfredo’s quickly established itself as not only a superb place for Italian cuisine but as one of Lisburn’s most reputed restaurants. And, after many years of acclaim for Angelos, owner… Continue reading Buon Compleanno Alfredo’s!

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