Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland, Part II

So where did we get to? Ah yes, amid the green rolling fields of County Cork, Ireland sits the very luxurious, uber comfortable Ballyvolane House. In Part I of my Ballyvolane House review, I shared my thoughts on the rooms, history and influences that make Ballyvolane, the ultimate Irish country retreat and now it’s time to reveal the one thing that really made me fall…

Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland (Part I)

When you discover a secret gem like this one, it takes everything to stop yourself from sharing it with the world. I’ve been putting off writing this post for days, for fear that all the world will book in and I won’t be able to go back to my new favourite short-haul getaway spot. That said, it would be a tragedy for you not to…

La Pubilla – authentic Catalan comfort food in Gracia, Barcelona

“Oh my god – this is incredible!” That’s what his face is saying as he tucks into our first dessert. Though, of course, he’s silent. “Incredible!” is what I imagine he’s thinking. He’s not saying much though, instead he’s guiltlessly tucking into the most glorious chocolate brownie. His smile is contagious – we’re newly engaged so of course I find it adorable. But now he’s…