My mum likes to respond to childish whingeing of “I’m bored” with “only boring people get bored”. I was finally inclined to agree with her when Aoife, our lovely B&B owner, told us that she often has guests complaining there’s nothing to do in Belfast on a Sunday afternoon. Anyone who has told you there’s […]Read more "6 Things to do on a Sunday in Belfast"
When we booked a trip to Belfast for the weekend of the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic disaster, we had no idea just how much the city that birthed the ship of dreams would do to commemorate it. The Grand Old Opera House had a performance of Titanic: The Musical that began at exactly 11:40pm […]Read more "5 Titanic Tributes in Belfast"
Determined to see more than just Belfast on my first trip to Northern Ireland, I booked a day trip with Allen’s Tours to the country’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Giant’s Causeway. The first stop of the day is barely an hour outside Belfast. The formidable Carrickfergus castle. Northern Ireland has produced uncharacteristically sublime […]Read more "Giant’s Causeway"
As someone who frequents hotels and hostels, it’s a delight to stay in one of those elusive other types of accommodation: the B&B. It’s often not an option for us further abroad for location reasons, but in Belfast we figured we’d at least have the advantage of language on our side. And boy, am I […]Read more "Accomodation Review: Sleepy Cedars"
Today I learned what not to wear to court. It all started in June last year, when a rude official knocks on my door saying we haven’t paid our TV licence (who knew there was such a thing!?). I explain that our landlords are responsible for it, to no avail. We automatically fail the test, […]Read more "Life Lesson #41 – The Court Jester"
I loved Cluedo, and I love Downton Abbey. So the idea of a live-action murder mystery in a big old English country manor was irresistible. I bought us a pair of tickets on the spot back in June, but was somewhat bemused, when I rang, to find out that they were so popular there were […]Read more "Murder Mystery Weekend"
Two weeks ago, I asked my Facebook friends to help me decide whether it was worth going to Sheffield (a five hour return high-speed train trip) to see a show. The decision was made swiftly when one of my friends responded to say that not only was he travelling up with some friends on the […]Read more "Sheffield for a Show"