lifestyle

The next chapter

Life has a funny way of working out at just the right time, doesn't it? Nearly eight weeks ago I wrote a blog post titled Why am I sad about turning 25? which perfectly described the anxiety I was facing while approaching my quarter-life-crisis. At the time I was jobless, after having spent four full… Continue reading The next chapter

Book Reviews

Once, Twice, Three times an Aisling is the tonic I needed during lockdown

As always, but especially during lockdown, it was a pure joy to return to the beloved 'Aisling' series for the third time, with 'Once, Twice, Three times an Aisling' by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. Reading about Aisling and all of her shenanigans is like sitting down with an old friend you haven't seen in… Continue reading Once, Twice, Three times an Aisling is the tonic I needed during lockdown

recipes

This basic brownie recipe is simply the best

Believe it or not, this special brownie recipe which my Mom made for us quite a lot growing up, became somewhat of a local phenomenon around these parts — they were that good! This recipe is great because it doesn't require any special equipment or ingredients. All you need is a bowl and spoon, making… Continue reading This basic brownie recipe is simply the best

lifestyle

Why am I sad about turning 25?

As I sit here, typing away on the eve of my 25th birthday, I can't help but feel a deep sense of apprehension and disappointment. While I've never really been a fan of my birthday and getting older, this one hits differently for some reason. What is it about this specific age and milestone which… Continue reading Why am I sad about turning 25?

book recommendations

Romance Reads for your Summer Staycation

I don't know about you, but for me no holiday read would be complete without a healthy side of romance. That's why I've put together a little list of romance recommendations, perfect for your Summer staycation.

recipes

How to perfect the Baked Camembert | Recipe

If you're in the mood for something cheesy to dig into, then the baked Camembert really is the perfect dish for you! Not only is it incredibly easy to prepare in advance and only requires 4 ingredients, but it's also positively delicious and a sure crowd-pleaser. My sister and I love indulging ourselves every once… Continue reading How to perfect the Baked Camembert | Recipe

lifestyle

How I’ve stayed sane in quarantine

Like so many people around the world, about six weeks ago I found myself struggling due to the facts that my work-life had been turned upside-down, I was house-bound and quarantined in my own home with nobody but my parents and sister for company, while a deadly virus swept through my nation and furthermore, the… Continue reading How I’ve stayed sane in quarantine

book recommendations, Book Reviews

5 books to help you forget about the global pandemic

With things like coronavirus, quarantine and economic turmoil on the brain constantly, I think it's fair to say that we all need a bit of escapism right now. That's why I've put together a list of fun, entertaining reads to distract ourselves with during this strange time in our lives. So without further ado, happy… Continue reading 5 books to help you forget about the global pandemic