AWOL – I’m back!

What a crazy few weeks, mega busy at the end of term for work and then my best friend’s wedding!  Take a look at this month’s instagram round up, full of sun, friends, food, weddings and the great outdoors!





Now for 3 weeks off for Summer so no excuses not to blog.  How crazy tomorrow is July already . . . let the summer officially begin!


Crazy, busy times!!!


As you may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet over the last couple of days.  Spent the weekend trying to relax and enjoy the sun.



I also had a night out with the bestie!






Today is the start of a crazy week, work is wrapping up and I’ve a million and one things to do including reviews and reports. We took a quick break today though for a final group lunch before an afternoon of meetings and after a busy morning.


We headed to Green’s Pizzeria at Ballyhackamore, the lunch meal deal worked out at like £7.50 and was lush,  I will definitely be back!!


Here is my outfit today, dress Florence and Fred for Tesco, sandals River Island and cardigan River Island.


And tonight I’m starting on the wedding favours for one of my best friend’s wedding on Friday!

Busy, busy!

Sweet treats


As always when we head up to Moira and to see my little niece Mum and I always have to call into McCartney’s!   Today we picked up these yummy sweet treats!


Petit fours and a mini chocolate gateau!


And of course with the cute logo and sticker! As per usual the mini treats were mouthwatering and just hit the spot this supper time!


I’ll save you


Today has been so crazy, a day up in town in a gorgeous but old building which meant it was roasting with no real window usage due to them being SO old, completing first aid training!

Bonus we got to have lunch in the garden and got away half an hour early, in that weather it was a sin to stay in!!


Beef and Tomato Stew

This recipe is one of my favourites, so easy to do and Slimming World friendly, I like to serve mine with wild rice, but you can also serve it with potatoes, mashed or jacket.


*500g beef chunks (I use stewing steak)

*1- 2 tbsp tomato puree

* 1tsp sugar/sweetener

*3-4 cloves of garlic

*1 pint of beef stock (this can come from a stock cube)

* 2 peppers chopped

*mushrooms (as many as you like)

*1 large onion

*salt and pepper


*First off preheat your oven to 160oC

1 – In a large pot brown and seal the meat.

2 – Add in everything else, it doesn’t matter what order

3 – Mix together and transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish

4 – Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and cook for 2 and a half – 3hours until the meat is tender and falling apart

Hope you try it out and enjoy!


Look inside my wardrobe

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What a roasting hot weekend and it appears the rest of the week will be the same so it is most definitely time to get the dresses out! Check out my wardrobe for this week . . .


Monday’s outfit – denim strap dress (Primark), long navy cardigan (Exhibit), mint green bow belt (Primark), mint green necklace (Primark) and brown sandals (Primark).


Tuesday’s outfit – printed graduated dress (Primark), black lips belt (Zara), cobalt blue sandals (Primark), and my statement necklace (New Look).


Wednesday’s outfit – navy blue dress (Primark), coral cardigan (River Island), daisy necklace (River Island) and coral sandals (Primark).


Thursday’s outfit – denim dress with lace back (Primark), statement pendant necklace (Jewellery Junkie), pink and brown belt (Primark) and brown sandals (Primark).

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Friday’s outfit – black and white patterned trousers (Primark), black vest top (TU for Sainsbury’s), love and karma necklace (River Island) and my black flip flops (Havanians).


Primark      Zara      Sainsbury’s     New Look

  River Island       Jewellery Junkie