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48 hours in… Berlin

A fairytale wedding, magical Christmas Markets and moments of history captured made up my last-minute trip to Berlin last week. Friends of mine were married at Schloss Kartzow, an old German castle that served as a getaway for the country's aristocracy in times gone by. Located just outside Berlin in the pretty little town of [...]

18 things I love about Galway

Three weeks in, I'm loving being at home in Galway. Here are some of my favourite things and happiest memories of the town of the Tribes. If you're Galwegian, add to the list. If you're not, here are some of the reasons you need to put Galway on your bucket list. 18 things I love [...]

A flying visit to Frankfurt

Now that I'm living back in Ireland, one of the things I'm really excited about is getting to travel more in Europe. I'll admit that Frankfurt is not the first destination to spring to mind when I think "European getaway", but a friend was there on business and that was a good enough excuse for [...]

GIVEAWAY: Getting the Royal Treatment

Alright folks, I've got a fantastic giveaway for you today - a 90-minute hot oil massage courtesy of the Royal Thai Lady Spa on Al Waab Street. If you would like to win, all you have to do is share this post on Facebook and answer the question below in the comments. All are welcome [...]

A harmless fantasy: Escaping the 9-5

Today at work, my mind wandered... I indulged in a fantasy I've had many a time before. It's nothing naughty now, in case you were wondering. My fantasy was about ditching the 9-5. Ditching the idea of saving for a mortgage. Ditching Qatar. Ditching this phase of my career. I actually quite like my job, [...]

9 reasons to go out and get walked by some dogs

I'm just in from two hours of fun and frolics, walking the dogs at 2nd Chance Rescue. The animal shelters here get zero support from the government and the volunteers and handlers do an incredible job of keeping these places going. Here are nine reasons I think you should go walk some dogs after work [...]