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Birthday Outfit

Last weekend was my Birthday and of course I went out for dinner with the girls, which of course means a new outfit.

Well kind of new outfit, I got this jumpsuit in the sale in River island all the way back in August and as soon as i got it, I was like thats my birthday outfit sorted.

This is a culotte jumpsuit but on me its just a jumpsuit, that fits me. Its also dark green but looks black in all the pictures.

 

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Now you can see how short I am, as its nearly at the models knees.

We want for dinner in Tuscana in Temple bar the food was yum and the staff wore so friendly, I didn’t really take any pictures, which is not like me. I do have one picture of my main, which was steak.

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I have to say, I was spoiled rotten on the Sunday and had a lovely day of just chilling in front of the TV. img_3759

Happy Friday,

Lots of Love,

Carol
xxxx

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Cassmadabout life

I decided to change the name instead of my normal old week update lol.

Last Friday I went to one of my favourit places in Dublin to eat, The Market Bar  it does amazing Tapas.
Its perfect for a night out with the girls, few drinks amazing food and a good gossip.

We went for Meatballs with Patatas Bravas and of course Nachos.

Last Sunday I done the cooking the fear of doing the Sunday dinner, I  decided to stay away from even trying to do a roast dinner the stress. So I decided  to try a receipe I came across on facebook for pulled pork  this was so easy to make, if i can do it anyone can and the sauce was good I did buy a BBQ sauce just in case but we didn’t need it.

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I also done the dessert which was just strawberries, icecream, cream and broken meringue, its one of my favourite desserts and so simple to make.

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Bits and Bobs I picked up are of course are from Penneys/Primark.

First item is a Rose Gold jewellery organiser which is perfect for my dressing table and its €7.

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Another dressing table item which I was on the look out for a while now and was planning on buying one on ebay is a cotton wool holder and this was €2.50 and is so handy.

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Lots of Love

Carol

xxx

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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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My Week

I kinda feel I have lost my blogging mojo lately so I decieded to start showing bits of my week I admit this won’t happen every week as my life is just not that interesting.

Last Monday I deicded my room needed brighten up so I picked up a few bit in Penneys/Primark and when its all finished I will show you all, for now I think I need more pillows.

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On Wednesday my New Look delivery arrived and it is amazing I will do an outfit post as its been a while since I have done one.

 

On Thursday I finally got to try Aungier Danger Doughnuts which opened a pop up shop in Arnotts six doughnuts for €18 which is a complete rip off. I went for a caramel doughnut and oreo doughnut, caramel doughnut was so disapointing the oreo doughnut was nice but wouldn’t be rushing back.

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On friday on the way to work I recieved a lovely rose in the train station as Lidl wore doing a promation and I have to say it put a smile on my face

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I went for dinner with the girls to La Maison  a french Restaurant in Castlemarket street we went for an early bird which was a three course meal for €29

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For starter I went for the goats cheese and it was delish and so did the rest of the girls.

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For main I went for Bavette Steak with Gratin Dauphinois which for lovely now the waiter told us to have it cooked medium rare and thats the way I like my steak cooked and thats what we went with but the steak was mediem as it wasn’t pink at all and my friend went for the Salmon and she said it was perfect.

For dessert I went for a berry tart and ice cream which was just perfect and my friend went for a chocolate mouse she loved it I did try it and it was way to rich for me.

I decided to take it easy all weekend and relaxed.
On Sunday I went to watch the Rugby match in the pub and wore my new boots I picked up last week in Penneys and they are very comfy.

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Also just done my nails i didn’t make any hair appointments this weekend and decided to do my hair myself I have very curly hair so I find it hard to manage and I also hate when its straight so i popped the rollers in after blow drying to give it some volume and it worked out well.

Lots of love

Carol

xx

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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 

xx

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Corfu Restaurant Dublin

I have decided to start writing about places to go in Dublin as Dublin is an amazing city with loads to do and I just had to tell you about this restaurant Corfu on Parliament Street just off temple bar we went here on the 15th February for a family meal for about 35 of us.

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The restaurant is a Greek restaurant which I have never been before we wore greeted warmly by the staff who really couldn’t do enough for us I had the meatballs to start with and they wore lovely I also had a try of the bruschetta which I loved.

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Mains I had Pastichio which is an oven cooked dish with baked layers of pasta sautéed mince beef and kefalotyri cheese topped with homemade bechamel sauce again I did try a few other dishes the Greek style burger was lovely but the spaghetti bolognese was so nice I wish I ordered it I kept robbing some on my brother and for desert I had a lovely chocolate cake.

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The whole day went perfect the staff wore amazing we had three younger children with us an 11, 7 and 4 year old the staff wore great with them and couldn’t do enough all the adults dinner plates came out hot but the children’s plates wore cold and as we wore leaving the kids wore given the valentines day balloons I admit the 11 year old did not want them but the other 2 were delighted also they didn’t mind us bringing our own birthday cakes as my cousin baked both cakes.

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So if you are in Dublin you need to check Corfu Restaurant out there facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/corfugreekrestaurant and they have a great deal at the moment 4 course meal for €20.95 so if your Dublin for hens, stags, date weekend or family holiday Corfu restaurant is right beside temple bar so perfect place to go before you hit the pubs or just go for a walk around temple bar to see what the fuss is all about.