at home, Canada, Christmas

Celebrating Christmas Abroad

Christmas can be a hard time if you are living away from your family and friends, and this year means that many people who would typically go home for Christmas, aren't able to. So if this your first Christmas abroad - or just away from your family, read on for some tips (from someone who… Continue reading Celebrating Christmas Abroad

Christmas Gifts

How to Support Irish Businesses from Abroad This Christmas

I know many of us who live abroad like to support Irish businesses, and it's important now more than ever with this pandemic and how badly it has affected the Irish economy. So I've put together a list of Irish businesses you can support this Christmas. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but… Continue reading How to Support Irish Businesses from Abroad This Christmas

Canada, Staycation, Travel, weekend travel

A Weekend in Perth, Ontario

If you are looking for an Ontario getaway, full of charm and picturesque views, then look no further than Perth, Ontario. We spent the weekend there last weekend, read on for all my recommendations! Perth is about a 3 and a half hour drive from Toronto. While we went for only one night, because it… Continue reading A Weekend in Perth, Ontario

Canada, Staycation, Travel, weekend travel

Review of Ramada Jackson’s Point

I recently spent another night in the Georgina area again, this time, at the Ramada. Please read on for my full review. If you have looked up the Ramada at Jackson's Point, you will undoubtedly see numerous fabulous pictures looking out across the lake, with the cutest lighthouse in the background. That is the fabulous… Continue reading Review of Ramada Jackson’s Point

at home, Canada, Staycation, Travel

Review of The Briars Resort

Myself and Phil just spent a weekend at Briars Resort, Jackson's Point and thoroughly enjoyed it. The resort is only a short one hour drive away from Toronto, and perfect if you are looking for an escape to the country. The resort has everything you need onsite, from an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and… Continue reading Review of The Briars Resort

Canada, Hotel Review, review, Staycation, Travel, weekend travel

Review of Hotel Metro London (Ontario)

Last week I did a collaboration with Hotel Metro in London and we had a great time! London, Ontario, not to be confused with London, England, is the second best London in the world 😉 and is known as a University party town! Hotel Metro is a hidden gem that you could easily overlook if… Continue reading Review of Hotel Metro London (Ontario)

review, Skincare

Blume – Daydreamer Cleanser Review

As most of you will know, I am a huge fan of Blume's acne oil - Meltdown. I swear by that. If you want to read more on my review, you can check it out here. After using Meltdown for over a year, and thoroughly loving it, I wanted to check out Daydreamer, which is… Continue reading Blume – Daydreamer Cleanser Review

Emigration, Irish Abroad, Travel

A Decade Abroad

I left Ireland in May 2010 to teach in South Korea for a year. I knew I wanted to go to Australia after that, so I thought all-in-all I would be gone for 2 years, however, I was always opened to the idea that it might end up being longer. Fast forward 10 years and… Continue reading A Decade Abroad

Staycation, Travel

Discover Prince Edward County

For most of us, international travel is out of the question for the foreseeable future. However, that doesn't mean we can't travel our own areas and explore our own localities, discovering new things we never even new existed. If you're looking for a staycation in Ontario, not too far from Toronto, but far enough that… Continue reading Discover Prince Edward County

Wedding Planning

10 Ideas for a non-traditional Wedding Ceremony

More and more, we are seeing couples move away from traditional religious wedding ceremonies. But once you make the decision not to have a traditional ceremony, then comes the hard part of deciding what your ceremony will look like. For us, we always know e would not be having a traditional Catholic Church wedding; neither… Continue reading 10 Ideas for a non-traditional Wedding Ceremony