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River Island Sale Haul

First of sorry about the delay in this post, but i ran out of memory on wordpress so I had to pay for an up-grade my bank card got skimmed so my account got put on hold, so finally all sorted.

This is gonna come in two parts as I go a little OTT as I always do.

White contract sleeveless shirt was €36 now €18
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Denim tie up espadrilles was €28 now €14, so happy with these as I was planning on paying full price.

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Black washed zip jegging they wore €60 now €30
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White pleated blouse another item I was planning on paying full price was €45 now €20
only size 12 left click here to buy

Khaki Trousers, these are amazing on so slimming they wore €45 now €22.50.
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Light wash jeans they wore €55 now €27.50 these are for my Mam sadly my size was sold out.

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Happy shopping

Carol

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The Boat Restaurant and Bar

Few weeks ago I went for a meal on MV Cill Airne its restaurant and bar on a boat that doesn’t sail. It’s based on famous river liffey on the north side.  I have been a few times to this restaurant and really love and it’s something a little different staff are all very friendly and food is good.

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We decided to eat in the restaurant as also do bar food and we went for the Pre Theatre Menu which is a choice of two course meal for €23 or three course for €27. I decided to go for the two course meal.

For main I went for the Steak now there is a €6 Supplement but it was worth it, it was served with mash potatoes, mushrooms and pepper sauce. The Steak was cooked to perfection and Mash was lovely.

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For dessert I went for the Tart which was only ok but the other desserts wore lovely I did bully my brother into swapping his cheese cake for mine and it was amazing.

What I love about this restaurant is the size its very intimate but at the same time you’re not on top of each other.

If your in Dublin and are looking for somewhere to eat try MV Cill Airne

Lots of Love

Carol

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Knightsbrook Hotel and Spa Review

Last week I turned dirty 30 as I am now calling it, I took a week of work to celebrate and on the Tuesday my sister booked us all into Knightsbrook hotel for the night to celebrate in style.

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When we arrived we wore greeted by the receptionist who informed us are room was ready early as we had our massage booked in for 2 o’clock and what a room it was, it was beautiful perfect for all three of us.

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When we arrived into the room a bottle of Prosecco on ice strawberries dipped in chocolate where waiting for me and a box of cholates and card wishing me happy birthday from all the staff which of course wore all extras my sister added which made the day so special.

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After having a good look around the room and taking are swim wear out of our case we went down to the spa and wore again greeted by one of the spa therapist and showing into a beautiful changing area and shown were are lockers wore with robes and slippers. We got changed and sat out on the sofa wore we wore each introduced to our therapist and taken into separate rooms.

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I have to say treatment room was so calming and the massage its self was amazing I felt so relaxed afterwards and at the end I loved that they put hot towel on my back it really was amazing.

After the massage my therapist suggested I drink loads of water and I went into the relaxation room where there are beds and a choice of herbal teas, water and juices it was a perfect ending but it didn’t end there.

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We went back into the changing area and put on our swimwear and went down stairs to the Thermal Spa where they have special designed cabins which have Laconium, Salt Grotto, Herbal Sauna, Steam room which are all very relaxing and very hot and they also have two Experience Showers which you pick your setting to help cool you down.

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After we wore finished we got changed and decided to have a coffee and scones in the bar area which again is very pretty the scones came with cream and jam and wore so nice.

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Than before we knew it, it was time to get changed for dinner in the Rocco Restaurant.

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The food was perfect and I forgot to take a picture of my starter which was pork for the main, I want with steak and its was cooked perfect and the vegetables wore amazing and for dessert we ordered a cheese board and ice cream sundae and they also dropped out a birhday treat for me, now if I was to go again I would eat in the bar as the restaurant is very bright and if I’m honest let the hotel down it reminded me of a buffet restaurant which makes sense the next morning.

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The next morning we went down for breakfast and the Rocco Restaurant was turned into a buffet breakfast area and it was horrible the hot food was all lying around since early and it looked it, which was a shame I have to say I would skip the breakfast maybe head into trim town and find something much nicer.

We didn’t make it to the pool area but I have heard it is all lovely even though I didn’t like the breakfast I will be heading back to Knightbook and have already booked another spa day.

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FK Buckley Temple Bar and Vintage Cocktail Club

On Thursday night i went out for dinner for my friends 30th Birthday I decided to book FX Buckley in Temple Bar as I heard they do the best steak in Dublin.

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We went for the early bird menu which is two course’s for €19.95 or three course for €23.95 we both went for the ceaser salad to start which I have to say was nice it wasn’t the nicest ceaser salad I ever had but it was nice and a good size portion. Up next we both went for the same thing again Steak we went for rump steak now if you are ordering of the main menu they come out with a platter of beef and you can pick what steak you want to eat.

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I have to say the steak was perfect it tasted amazing I went for a mash side which was also very tasty we also had a glass of wine each and a coffee and it came to €61.

One thing I notice alot when eatting out in Dublin and it really anoys me if one of the guest is away from the table and the food is ready, this happend with the ceaser salad they still bring the food to the table to me they should wait till everyone is at the table before sevring also if you like meal to last a while between courses do not go here everything is very quick a bit to quick for my liking  it would of been nice to have a few more mintues between starter and dinner but haven’t said that I would go back for the steak.

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After dinner we went around the corner to Vintage Cocktail Bar you have to book Vintage Cocktail Bar before you go, as it is a secret cocktail club from the outside you really would never know the door only has VCC on it and is locked so you have to ring the bell as we booked very late the only tables left wore for the terrace which I was happy with as it was a lovely evening . It is a vintage cocktail bar so it is very vintage feel inside which i loved we wore shown to our table and handed a book of cocktails which was so hard to choose from .

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For my First Cocktail I decided to go for the Daily mule, The receipe changes daily depending on the mood of the bar tender but it Usually contains Absolut 100 Premium Vodka, fresh citrus, fruit liqueur, ginger beer or soda, with fresh fruit and a fresh mint sprig and it was delish my friend went for Tiki Peekey which contains  Absolut Grapefruit Vodka, VCC Pomegranate Tincture, cranberry and pineapple, fresh citrus, VCC 3 Sugar Syrup, soda top, with a fresh mint sprig and fresh pomegranate which of course I had a little sip of and it was nice.

For are secound cocktail  I went for Shut ver mouth Plymouth Gin, VCC Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, with lemon oils I wasnt a lover of this one it was abit to strong for my taste buds so I ended up swapping with my friend not sure what she ordered.

For the third cocktail I was very boring and ordered the Daily mule again  I know but it was so nice and my friend went for a different cocktail which tasted like choclote again not something I would be a fan off.

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Most people wore only staying for one drink as it is very expensice 6 drinks cost us €71 but it was 30th Birthday treat but I have to say I loved it and it really finished off our night so if you are looking for something a bit different to do in Dublin, Vintage Cocktail Club is perfect night.

Lots of Love

Carol 

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