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Choosing the Best Sun Protection for You and Your Family

Choosing the Best Sun Protection for You and Your Family

Summer’s here… well in theory it is! We’re off to quite a rainy start here in Northern Ireland but there’s always hope that it will pick up. Summer is a time for making the most of the weather and spending more time outdoors. It is important however to ensure that our skin is protected. I have recently written a guest blog for mumsni.org on the subject of protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Cancer Focus Northern…

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A Wonderful Weekend in Wroclaw

A Wonderful Weekend in Wroclaw

I have just spent 3 fantastic days in this wonderful city. The most difficult thing about visiting Wroclaw is pronouncing it, once you’ve nailed that, the rest is a breeze.. Vro-tz-wav. We stayed in the very modern Puro Hotel. It was conveniently located near the centre of Wroclaw and in close proximity to some of the best bars and restaurants that the city has to offer. The hotel décor was contemporary and stylish. Rooms were small but extremely comfortable, clean…

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The Ballymascanlon Hotel Dundalk

The Ballymascanlon Hotel Dundalk

Matt and I had the privilege to stay at the 4 star Ballymascanlon hotel just outside Dundalk for 2 nights. Upon arrival we were met with a very warm welcome from the reception staff. We arrived earlier than our anticipated check in time and our room wasn’t ready. The reception staff switched us to a room that was ready without hesitation and without us asking. First impressions were that of a very relaxed ambience throughout the hotel. The hotel has…

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An Creagán a Hidden Gem at the Foothills of the Sperrin Mountains

An Creagán a Hidden Gem at the Foothills of the Sperrin Mountains

There’s nothing like a staycation to refresh and recharge. Living in Northern Ireland we are fortunate to have a vast array of picturesque travel locations right on our doorstep. So much so that I know I personally can take it for granted at times. One place we love to visit as a family is An Creagán in County Tyrone. It’s a place where the pace of life slows down and for us we get to spend some quality family time…

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22 of the Best Travel Apps

22 of the Best Travel Apps

There is a vast array of travel applications available on the Android and IOS market. I have compiled a list of my top travel apps. They include many useful and essential tools to make your journey more enjoyable. From the planning stages of your trip to site seeing along the way, these apps have got it all covered. PackPoint PackPoint is a clever app that helps the user to organise a packing checklist. It takes into consideration the length of…

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