3 Reasons to visit Ireland on Honeymoon

When you are considering where you will be globetrotting on your fabulous honeymoon to bathe in your newlywed glory you might not even consider the Emerald Isle, but a honeymoon in Ireland is the perfect romantic escape!

A honeymoon in Ireland can be whatever you want it to be! This stunning island boasts adventures and beautiful scenery, sightseeing in both cities and out in the countryside so you can choose between excitement and lazy days without feeling like you are missing out. 

Here are our top 3 reasons why you should visit Ireland on your honeymoon. 

The Music

I don’t know about you, but when I picture Ireland my head is filled with jigs and reels, wailing fiddles and haunting flutes. Music is a huge part of Ireland’s culture and has had a huge impact on a wide variety of genres.

Dublin’s Temple Bar, a busy riverside neighbourhood, is the perfect place to take in the sounds and rhythm of traditional Irish music. Or, if you find yourself in the recently awarded UNESCO City of Music, Belfast be sure to hop on the Music Tour Bus and discover the music, artists and landscape which brings maximum character to the city. 

Ireland is well known for its atmospheric pubs where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness, a slap up meal, and listen to some live Irish music from a cosy booth. Any honeymoon in Ireland should definitely include plenty of evenings like that!

The Food

Just like you might not automatically picture Ireland as your perfect honeymoon location, you might not realise that Irish cuisine is more than soda bread, farmhouse cheese and colcannon. 

The food scene in Ireland is evolving into something really exciting, from traditional pub grub to fine private dining, Ireland has something for everyone. A new wave of chefs are making the most of proximity to the Atlantic Ocean with salmon, oysters, scallops and swordfish on the menu. 

There are lots of amazing foodie festivals which happen every year in Ireland. For example,  Food on the Edge is an annual festival bringing the leading lights of world gastronomy to Galway and most recently Dublin. 

Ruth Hegarty, a founding member of Food on the Edge, when asked said “To have chefs coming from all over the world, from culinary hotspots like London, Barcelona, New York or whatever, and just say ‘oh my god, I cannot get over the quality of the produce and what we’ve been eating’, that makes all of the hard work worthwhile.” 

The Outdoors

Ireland is bursting at the seams with natural wonders! Experience Ireland’s nature and scenery in all its glory with a hike in many incredible destinations. From the Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, the Wicklow Mountains, Croaghaun Mountain on Achill Island, The Blarney Stone, Ring of Kerry and The Dark Hedges you won’t be disappointed. 

Ireland is a haven for hikers, cyclists and surfers! I recommend a trip to the Mourne Mountains in County Down – where author CS Lewis found inspiration for his tales of Narnia. 

Take in the view on top of Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, Howth Head outside of Dublin or take in the fresh air in the Wicklow Mountains which offer unbelievable vistas and serenity. What could be more perfect on a romantic getaway?

Treat Your Besties This Valentines

Whatever you call them – your besties, your tribe, your soul sisters, there no denying that best friends are the family we choose ourselves and having them by our side makes everything that little bit easier. What better way to show them how much you care this February by presenting them with a stunning Galentines gift.

Jewellery has always been a gifting staple for Valentine’s Day so why break from tradition? Also, I don’t know about you but I trust my best friend to pick out something that is perfectly my style more than I would my other half!

No matter who you are buying for DaisyLondon has got you covered with a stunning array of necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets to suit everyone.

Credit: http://www.daisyjewellery.com

Daisy London is a well-loved British jewellery brand that encourages women to create their own personal style with the help of their classic staple designs. They launched in London in 2009 with their namesake Daisy Collection (inspired by wildflowers) after being dreamt up by Ruth Bewsey who is the heart and soul of the brand. Daisy London has grown from strength to strength since and their jewellery has become a staple in many fashionistas collections. They pride their designs on being stylish and wearable whilst also still being contemporary and a bit bohemian.

DaisyLondon is also taking a stand on sustainability in the jewellery industry, they don’t design throw away pieces, their products are meant to be loved and cherished for years – these aren’t designs that are going to go out of fashion.

They use recycled 925 sterling silver with high-quality gold plating, their packaging is made with FSC certified materials that can all be reused, recycled or repurposed and they have also teamed up with 4ocean to help clean up the world’s oceans from plastic pollution.

Daisy London were kind enough to send me some of their necklaces to review so I choose 3 items that I thought would work well as stacked jewellery!

I choose the Infinity Chain necklace, Estee Lalonde Box Link Chain necklace and the Isla Tidal Twist necklace and I am so pleased with my choices! They came beautifully presented, the display box is pretty enough to leave out on your dressing table (I can’t be the only one who appreciates a good box that can be displayed?)

They are absolutely beautifully designed and work so well together as stacked necklaces. The lengths are perfect – I don’t like anything too long or too short as it can sometimes sit funny on me, they also have a nice weight to them which means they sit well when you wear them and don’t tangle or bunch up.

I wear a lot of black and they really help to elevate any outfit I’m wearing to look effortlessly stylish. We’ve got a few Christmas parties to go to next month (rearranged and pushed back thanks to Covid) and I was worried the dress I had was a bit plain but these will really help to dress it up. I’ve also got a few friends 30ths coming up this year and I like to try and get them something they can keep for ‘big’ birthdays – I think a piece of jewellery from DaisyLondon will make the perfect gift!

Uk Bloggers Festive Giveaway

Planning a wedding can be such an exciting and wonderful experience but it can also get stressful at times. If the demands of planning your wedding are getting a bit much there are a few ways you can help yourself to relax.

Plan a date night with your spouse – talk about something other than the wedding, maybe go back to a restaurant where you had one of your first dates!

Make a list of tasks and prioritize them – getting everything out of your head and onto paper can be a great way to find some headspace plus lists are a great way for you to be able to delegate wedding jobs to others.

Go on a walk or get outside for some fresh air – a change of scenery can help you to get some headspace and exercise and fresh air is always good for you!

Take a long relaxing bath – Baths are a great way to help relax and unwind, studies show that taking a bath can actually lower your heart rate and blood pressure. They can also help you sleep better at night as well as improving muscle relaxation to make it easier for you to fall asleep.

Luckily I and some other UK Bloggers have set up an awesome giveaway to win £185 of Lush goodies that’ll keep you stocked up on products for relaxing baths in the run-up to your wedding and beyond!

The Bloggers Taking Part

Here is a list of all of the bloggers taking part in this giveaway – please show your support by visiting them.

The Heaton Family | HomeAndGardenThings | Positivity Lifestyle | Skinnedcartree | A Life Of Lovely | Crafting Her Scents | British Bride | Cherished By Me | CharlotteMusha |Surviving With Coffee | The Queen of Bargains | Monethalia | Ecoralive | Birds and Lilies | Cheat Planet | Mummy Vs Work | Rhian Westbury | My Tunbridge Wells | Twoheartsoneroof | Renovation Bay-Bee | Just Average Jen | Gift Guides UK | Stapo’s thrifty life hacks | Blogger SEO Tricks | Make Money Without A Job | Reduced Grub | Mumernity | Skinny Spending | What Mummy Thinks | Life with Jupiter and Dann | Stylish London Living | Millennial Saves | Make Changes Everyday | ThriftyChap | Money Saving Superhero | Alice in Sheffield | Best Things to do in Cambridge | Life in a Break Down | Twoplusdogs | Cats,Kids,Chaos | Youth n Trends | LondonFridge | Miss Manypennies | Happy Time Blog

The prize

We are really pleased to be giving away a WOW Gift hamper from LUSH, worth £185!

This hamper includes:

-I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Bath Bomb
-Snowman Dreaming Bath Bomb
-Butterbear Bath Bomb
-Sleepy Bear Bath Bomb
-The Golden Pudding Bath Bomb
-Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb
-Snow Fairy Bath Bomb
-Hey! Hollywood! Bath Bomb
-Orange Pop Bath Bomb
-Jingle Bells Bath Bomb
-Snowball Bath Bomb
-You Shall Go To The Ball Bath Bomb
-Snow Fairy Roll Bubble Bar
-The North Pole Bubble Bar
-Cinnamon Roll Bubble Bar
-Snow Fairy Shower Gel 100g
-Jolly Shower Gel 100g
-Yog Nog Shower Gel 100g
-Plum Duff Shower Gel 100g
-Golden Pear Body Scrub
-Rudolph Nose Shower Bomb
-Silver Bells Shower Bomb
-Fairy Dust Dusting Powder
-Galaxy Lip Scrub
-Golden Pineapple Lip Scrub
-Snow Fairy Soap 100g
-Baked Alaska Soap 100g
-Polar Bear Soap 100g
-Snow Fairy Body Conditioner 50g
-Snow Fairy Body Spray 100ml
-Lord Of Misrule Shower Gel 100g
-Candy Cane Reusable Bubble Bar

Terms and conditions

1. There is one top prize of the Lush WOW Gift Hamper.
2. There are no runner up prizes.
3. Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding all bloggers involved with running the giveaway
4. Closing date for entries is midnight on 31.10.21
5. The same Rafflecopter widget appears on all the blogs involved, but you only need to enter on one blog
6. Entrants must log in to the Rafflecopter widget, and complete one or more of the tasks – each completed task earns one entry in the prize draw
7. Tweeting about the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget will earn five bonus entries into the prize draw.
8. 1 winner will be chosen at random.
9. The winner will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date and will need to respond within 28 days with their delivery address, or a replacement winner will be chosen.
10. The winners’ names will be published in the Rafflecopter widget (unless the winner objects to this).
11. The prizes will be despatched within 14 days of the winner confirming their details.
12. The promoter is http://www.positivelylifestyle.com
13. By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions

Enter now

Simply complete any or all of the Rafflecopter entry widget options below to be entered. You can also tweet about the giveaway daily to earn bonus entries.
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Chocolate Hamper Giveaway

Planning a wedding can be absolutely amazing but it can also, at times, be very stressful. What is the best thing to help with stress? Wine and Chocolate!

If you’re having a wedding planning meltdown and you and your bride squad need to let off a bit of steam, then what better way to do it than by chucking on your pj’s, putting on a soppy rom-com, opening a bottle and munching on some chocs. I’ve teamed up with some blogger friends to bring you a giveaway to win the ultimate girls night in hamper, full of goodies to keep you going through at least 3 hours of crying over difficult wedding breakfast seating plans.

The Bloggers Taking Part

Here is a list of all of the bloggers taking part in this giveaway – please show your support by visiting them.

Gin and Gemini | Beauty Wellness Tips | Our Life Interrupted | Mum’s Guide to Life | Kids on Roll | Weddings and Wishes | The Heaton Family | The Finance Fettler | All Sort of Jazz | Dharma Advise | Lula Grace | Joyfull Bite | Child Free Biz | Christmas Ahoy | Dot Ranker | Lifestyle Saving Techniques | Ellis Denning | Fully Money | Bossy Girl | Frugal Home Project | Lisa Cooking | The Happy Piggy Bank | Bark and Bites | Freelancer Kit | The Blogging Portal | Lifestyle of a Londoner | Doing the ImPCOSible | Adjusting the Net | Balance the Budget | Life with more Sparkle | Manifest with Loa | Have a Fab Day | Mrs Money Pot | Wake up it’s Monday | Journalist Book | Giving is Glorious | Pink Lollipops | Positively Eco | RCS Wins | Shut Eye Music | Steely Soft | Successful Mess | In Home Insights | Interior Design Toolbox | Crafting Her Blooms | Family Loving Life | Festive Family Christmas | Chasing my Sunshine | Fashion Shirt | The Thrifty Princess | Save and Earn | Lydony | Several Ways To | Life Changing Side Hustle | Off White | Ecoralive | Insequiral | Guide to Health and Fitness | Mud Pies and Rainbows | The Parenting Insider | Bubbly Nattie | Swallow Tail Games | That’s Bella | Thrifty and Minimalist | Tiny House Big Heart | Cheat Planet | Cheshire Kat Blog | The Mindful Slow Life | Mummy Vs Work | My Healthy Temple | Muff & Teacake | Oceans Of Gold | Tea Driven | The Life We Built | The Way Up Fitness | Toothbrush Packed | Valid Articles | Amaze Ball Gamer | Enviro Online | Inter Scholars | Weightloss on a Budget | A Life Less Plastic | Blogger Creations | Skinny Spending | Discount Days Out | | Our Hand Made Home | Bay-Bee | Not a Clue | Mortgages After 60 | Lofpo | Houseton Marcha | It Coin | Life Of A Hobbit | Mamma Blogger | Minima Furniture | Miss Foxy Blog | Modern Rustic Weddings | Most Rolling In | Yorkshire Wedding Blog | Chronicling Home | Colourful Corner | Craving Christmas | Cool Kid Crafts | 4 Kids Blog | Bells and Bouquets | Better Best You | Bitten Food | British Bride | Final Blogger | Hellaswell | Our Travel | Paper Writing | Sweet Oven Lovin | The Family Cookbook | The Good Life in Somerset | Madam Blunt | Our Green Shilling | Accounting Page | Best Workouts At Home | Bitcoin and Bets | Cooking From Frozen | Full Of Wishes | Health Beauty Show | Keene On Saving | Kiddo Co | Midnight Review | Sister Lessons | That Copper Life | Not Got A Clue | Our House Our Home | Richard and Erin | Sit And Take In The View | Slow Fashion Fanatic | Spiritual Life Learning | Christmas Geeks | Five Ways To | Michelle Amy Weddings | Money Money Money Online | Health N Beauty Tips | Pesto and Margaritas | Pots Of Pennies | Brig Knows Best | Making Money Mummy | Pale Girl Rambling | Open Hearted Traveller | Mums The Wurd | Vegan Book | Nishi V |

The prize

We are really pleased to be giving away a Cadbury Chocolate and Wine Hamper worth £50.

This hamper includes:

  • 1 x Dark Brown Wicker 16″ Hamper Basket with single clasp
  • 1 x 16 Little Black Pigs Pinot Grigio 75cl
  • 1 x 16 Little Black Pigs Shiraz Cabernet 75cl
  • 1 x 420g Chocolate Eclairs Carton
  • 1 x 185g Heroes Carton
  • 1 x 290g Roses Carton
  • 1 x 180g Milk Tray Box
  • 1 x Cadbury Bournville GIant Buttons 110g Bag
  • 1 x 110g Dairy Milk Bar

Terms and conditions

1. There is one top prize of the Cadbury Chocolate and wine hamper.
2. There are no runner up prizes.
3. Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding all bloggers involved with running the giveaway
4. Closing date for entries is midnight on 22.10.21
5. The same widget appears on all the blogs involved, but you only need to enter on one blog
6. Entrants must log in to the widget, and complete one or more of the tasks – each completed task earns one entry in the prize draw
7. Tweeting about the giveaway via the widget will earn bonus entries into the prize draw.
8. 1 winner will be chosen at random.
9. The winner will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date and will need to respond within 28 days with their delivery address, or a replacement winner will be chosen.
10. The winners’ names will be published in the widget (unless the winner objects to this).
11. The prizes will be despatched within 14 days of the winner confirming their details.
12. The promoter is Drew Media LTD t/a http://www.MakeMoneyWithoutAJob.com
13. By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions

Enter now

Simply complete any or all of the entry widget options below to be entered. You can also tweet about the giveaway daily to earn bonus entries.

Win a Cadbury Chocolate and wine hamper

The Best Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes

You’ve said ‘Yes’ but now it’s time to recruit your wedding entourage. What better way to pop the question to your beautiful bridesmaids than with a bridesmaid proposal gift! We’ve search high and low to bring you a lovely selection of some of the best gifts you can buy to present to your potential wedding squad.

The 5 Best Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes

Bridesmaid Bundle Box – TheaElizabethStudio on Etsy

Prices from £24.50

This box is perfect to present to your bridesmaids, containing a selection of items ranging from a champagne flute, slippers, mirror, candle, make up bag and more. Everything in it can be personalised with a name and to match your wedding colours.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box – BulidMyGift.com

Price £70.00

The Will You Be My Bridesmaid box from BuildMyGift can be personalised with a card of your choice and comes with a rose gold bottle of prosecco, ‘Bridesmaid’ clutch bag, rose gold necklace, Ciate nail polish and compact mirror.

Proposal/Thank you Box: Bridesmaid – JojosBoutiqueGiftsUK on Etsy

Price £24.50

Available for personalisation in Gold, Rose Gold or Silver this adorable gift box is a must-have. Each box is filled with a Personalised proposal card, champagne flute (personalised with matching paper straw and ribbon), Knot bracelet, Votive candle and Heart shaped chocolates.

Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Box – AllBitsPrinted on Etsy

Price £12.50

This cute gift box can be personalised in an array of colours with a matching ribbon.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Personalised Proposal Box – Amanda Michelle Design & Stationery

Price £45

These stunning boxes from Amanda Michelle Design & Stationary come with a brilliant array of luxury gifts. These include a foiled ‘I can’t say I do without you’ card, Personalised prosecco glass, 1 box of Raspberry Popaballs, a Popaball shimmer sachet, Personalised Hanging Heart, Personalised Cocktail stirrer and ‘Bride Tribe’ stirrer, White Chocolate Jazzies pouch,  Set of 3 handmade bath bombs, a ‘Wedding notes’ notebook and a Confetti Pop!