Picture the scene. With over 25 years of experience on the golf course, my husband approaches the tee. Below him the wild waves are crashing against the Scottish cliffs and the wind is howling, but nothing puts him off. His ball takes flight and he nails the shot. His competitor is up next. My camera in my left hand, my golf club in the right. I am ready to take my shot. One click of the camera and I’ve got it – the beautiful coast of Portpatrick is captured perfectly. Andy reminds me that we are here to play golf, to put the camera down and it is my turn to play against him. The challenge? Andy is a PGA professional golfer.Read More
Calling yourself a blogger
Don’t get caught up worrying about domain names, building websites and writing content. That nonsense is a thing of the past and far too much work. Simply sign up to Instagram, add a picture of your morning coffee, one of the flowers you bought yourself in Tesco and one of you laughing while looking left. TA DA – you are now ready to call yourself a blogger!
This is what blogging is ALL about. You have only ‘made it’ once freebies start coming through your letterbox. The important thing is to make sure to share that you have received mail, or no one else will know. To do this, you need to video ‘unboxings’ and hashtag #bloggermail. This will remind people that you are not a BLAGGER, but in fact…Read More
When we planned our trip from Larne to Cairnryan, we opted to get the early ferry so that we could watch the sunrise as we sailed across the North Channel towards Scotland. At 2am my husband, Andy, packed up the car with all of my ‘essentials’…my extremely large suitcase, picnic basket, picnic blanket, bags of snacks, ‘emergency coats’ and a pillow for car naps (strictly for the passenger only). In fact the only thing I didn’t pack was my dog, Bruiser, but I discovered afterwards that pets are allowed to travel for free with P&O on the Irish Sea crossing, so Bruiser can come next time! The best thing about travelling by ferry is that you can bring anything that you want in the car with no weight restrictions. This is ideal for someone like me. I am that person you see in the airport on their knees, unpacking their bulging suitcase into their hand luggage!
We hopped into the car and made the short journey to the ferry terminal in Larne. From Belfast, it took us only 30minutes to drive, which was a lovely surprise! We joined the check-in queue, ready to board the ferry. When the gates opened, we got to make the exciting drive from our lane, up the ramp, onto the ferry. As soon as we parked our car, we were allowed to get out and make our way on-board.Read More