Friday, 29 July 2016

Chloe Ferry Though

I've been watching Geordie Shore since the very beginning and was always one of the biggest fans of the show. I adored Holly, fancied the pants off Gaz and found seriously similar traits to Charlotte but season after season I found the show got kinda, dare I say it 'boring' that was until the new queen arrived Miss Chloe Ferry.  From the very first time Chloe appeared on the screen I was in love, she was the funniest girl on the planet.
 I'm 21 in two weeks and Chloe is only 20 so we're seriously similar in age and that's one reason I love her so much.
 Over the past seasons I've seen Chloe mature and start 'growing up' I don't mean like stopping her crazy antics but the way she got her first car, has to have her mam in the car when she drives, learnt to handle herself with boys and with our mutual love of chicken nuggets she's the coolest person on the planet and there you have the main reasons why I decided to dedicate this blog post to Chloe Ferry.

Maybe it's due to the fact I'm literally ancient at this stage but now that I'm in the process of writing a reeling the years post it's made me look at how I've grown up and like I said you can't help but look at Chloe's life and how she's progressed through the years on TV.
Marty and Chloe
I personally couldn't do it, I mean dealing with your own antics on a Sunday morning is one thing but dealing with them and having the world watch you not only deal with them but cause them, well... well, it just won't be happening but one thing that really made me admire Chloe was during the latest season when bff Charlotte kissed her man Marty.
When Chloe found out she was absolutely heartbroken but did she lose the plot? NO??!! How? I've no idea but she handled the situation so well and so mature that you couldn't help but notice how much she had grown as a person. If that was me in that situation there's no way I'd have handled it as well as she did, what a woman...

Not only has she grown as a person but she's upped her appearance 100% looking unbelievable. I know there's so many people out there who are against young people getting surgery or any type of surgical procedures and although I won't be rushing off to get injected anytime soon Chloe transformed her life by working out changing her body and looks incredible. Known as a Kylie Jenner look alike she's what most 20 year olds aspire to look like and she's all about hard work and determination.

One of my favourite things in this world are chicken nuggets which is something me and Chloe really have in common..don't believe me just look at our twitter headers ;) but anyone who loves chicken nuggets as much as me is basically family!!
 Another thing people would never know about Chloe is she's a trained figure skater and to make things better she falls just as much as I do on night's out and once again that's something I love.
On nights out I am Bambi on ice I'm not kidding I fall at least once every fifteen minutes on nights out and she's as clumsy as me... chicken nuggets and clumsiness, we should just be best friends!!

So there you have it my love for Chloe Ferry summed up in one post, I love girl power and Chloe is a seriously amazing lady!! Whatta woman!!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

I Recommend - The Uluru, Waterford

Something I've always wanted to include more and more on my blog is reviews of places I've visited, I'm constantly reading bloggers reviews as I tend to trust them more and it's something I'm going to include much more of and to start off I'm going introduce one of my all time favourite restaurants and bar The Uluru located near Ardkeen in Waterford.
Now I understand that when most bloggers do a review of places they have numerous pictures of their food however, me?? - Well, I have pictures of the cocktails and that's all you really need isn't it ;) 

I first visited the Uluru last year when I finished my course in broadcast journalism and we all got together for a night out the first spot was the Uluru and it was fantastic. 
Last Saturday when my friend Tanya came down to visit we decided to try the Uluru for some food and we were not disappointed, believe me.
 When we first walked through the door we were greeted by the nicest waiter who showed us to our seats, the Uluru do a carvery daily from 12-3pm and then do a bar menu which is what we got. 
 First things first was to look at the cocktail menu, I mean who doesn't love a cocktail?? The cocktail menu is amazing and they only cost €7 each I mean you couldn't go wrong could you? It was the nicest drink I've ever drank and I'd go back any day just for the cocktails. 

When it came to ordering dinner we're the pickiest people ever but I ordered chicken goujons potatoes and gravy...the dream dinner and it was fantastic. Roisin ordered the goujons too and Tanya ordered the fish it was delicious. I know what you're thinking but the menu had everything you could ask for from pasta to stir Fry's and a sirloin steak for only €19.99.

The one thing that really stands out for me is the staff there, everyone working there is so friendly and helpful, with some great banter floating around.
 Overall I'd recommend the Uluru to everyone whether you want just a few drinks or a full meal it's the perfect place to go.

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Munster Final

I can't lie and say I'm the biggest hurling fan admittedly I can't make headen nor tale of what goes on in a game of hurling but when there's a Munster final and the two teams are Tipperary and Waterford then shit gets real. The tale of 'am I Tipp or am I Waterford' is a debate had a lot where I'm from.
 With the town being situated in Co.Tipperary and a quarter of the town being situated in Co.Waterford I am directly on the border of both, with one house being in Tipp and the other in Waterford you'll see half of Carrick Beg people claiming to be from Waterford when the people (like myself) in the right state of mind know we're in Co. Tipperary which makes me a Tipperary woman.
 However could it really just be that easy for me to be a Tipp fan? of course not since my mother decided to give birth to me in Ardkeen hospital in Waterford, there's no real winning for me is there.
But at the end of the day ask me what am I? and as clear as crystal I will proudly declare that I am and always will be a Tipp woman... maybe not as proudly as my friend Karen Ryan who sweats blue and yellow but none the less a proud Tipper.

Anyway, Sunday 11th July 2016 was the day Tipperary took on Waterford for the Munster final and what a day it was. You couldn't help but sense the excitement in the air from the minute you woke up, knowing half the town was dressed in blue and white and the other in blue and yellow (as they should be) was beyond exciting and you just knew the day was always going to be positive.
 As if the day wasn't exciting enough every year for the Munster final the disco opens on the Sunday night, this only happens on special days and just to put that little cherry on top it was a 70s, 80's and 90's night, fan flipping tastic.
 If there's one thing I love in life it's 80's music between 'Give It Up' and 'September' on loop since my eyes opened I couldn't wait for the day to begin.
Everyone in the town goes out and everyone who's still alive at 12 o'clock goes to the disco, it's literally the unwritten rule of the town and it did not disappoint.
 Sunday began like every other drinking day and that was to the rain pelting off my window, if there's one thing I hate it's the rain Jesus Christ it drives me insane I'm automatically in shit form but not today Rosaline nothing was going to get my mood down as I watched a few episodes of Father Ted and did the nails.
It wasn't long until Roisin arrived in for the annual alcohol shopping, my favourite kind of shopping and the buzz really started to reel in.
From there it was home to arse around for a while before it was match time!! I'm not going to go into details but   ;) ;) ;)                               Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13   ;) ;) ;)
Then the hair was curled and over to my friend Haleigh's for the face to be painted, sometimes it helps to have a friend severely talented ... sometimes!!
Check out her facebook page here trust me, she does wonders!!

When the make up was done it was time to run home, throw on the Tipperary top and out to Roisin's for pre drinks which I have to say was probably one of the funniest/best pre drinks I've ever been too. If the pre drinks was turned into a movie the song in the background would have been Selena Gomez and that just sums up the night.
 At around 10 o'clock we headed back into town where we hit the pub and at 12 it was finally time to rock the disco.

It was one of the greatest disco's ever and the music...WOW!! It was hopping and if only a big idiot didn't burn me with a cigarette then the night would have been perfect!!!
There's nothing I love more than a night out with the three best friends, good music and a boogie...
 And so that was it, the night slowly came to an end and we headed home without any chicken nuggets....serious downer alright but nothing could ruin the buzz of Tipp winning and the amazing night that was had.
Munster Final in Carrick On Suir ...there's nowhere I'd rather be!!

Monday, 4 July 2016

The Stress - Planning A 21st

Having a 21st birthday party wasn't always something I thought too much about but the closer it got I realised my friends were giving me no choice but to have one, only right I suppose being the designated 'party girl' of the group so with my birthday approaching quickly (okay, okay ..the end of August) I decided to take pen to paper and start planning my 21st birthday.
 I started the prep way back in May, I roped in my friends and the work began, there was just one thing I didn't exactly make clear to them and that is that I am an complete and utter partyzilla and there's no even denying it.
 I'm the type of girl who loves planning, all my life. If I was going away for even one night I'd make a checklist on my phone, I've been planning my wedding for nearly three years now and my thirteenth birthday was like prepping for a space mission so what did anyone expect the planning of my 21st to be like it's just misfortunate that my friends stuck with me this long and now have to choice but to embrace my partyzilla personality.
      I decided to write this post because believe me when I say never in a million years did I ever expect a party to cause this much stress. Back in January my best friend Annmarie turned 21 and we threw a surprise party for her, the whole thing was planned in about 2 weeks and went perfect.
We booked the band, ordered the food, invited the people and bought the decorations and that was it, done, dusted and perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better night actually that being said we had two parties for her one in Carlow and one in Carrick and of course neither caused this much stress and the nights were amazing!! I just feel like there's just something about 21st that are special and almost worth the stress..kinda!
When it came to my own party I knew I wanted to have a theme, this is where I think my friends really realised how intense party planning with Lynda was going to be. I wanted something that was going to make my party different and that's why we decided on a theme, bouncing from one to the other from Vegas to black and white before finally deciding on Hawaii, then going back to Vegas before yet again going to Hawaii so yes my 21st will be a Hawaiian themed party. I'm not going to go too much into the whole theme just yet but It's gonna be tropic!!
 Of course though when you decide on throwing a themed party it automatically causes more stress, decorations will have to be bought, costumes, will it be fancy dress??, will we have a hula girl?? There's so much you need to think about and at the same time I want something that will make my party different.
Of course having a theme means numerous trips to my favourite shop in the world 'Party World' in Waterford, for any type of party this is the place to go too...unbelievable!! I'm known to all the staff in there at this stage it's just the best shop in the world.

When the theme was decided it was time to choose the venue, I just went with my local pub as it's cheap, my friends know it, it's easy to get too and the landlady is the coolest woman in the world, I love her so it's the perfect place for me to have my 21st. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! I left the food to my mam, sorted in .9 seconds easy. The cake...well, hahaha when it comes to the cake serious planning was involved. I created a mood board, everyone designed their own draft cake on a piece of paper incorporating my favourite things before we finally decided on an idea and believe me when I say I cannot wait to show you!!
  Everything was falling straight into place that was until it was time to sort the music.
 Let me just say finding a band/dj was the most painful thing I've ever had to do in my life and never has something caused me or Roisin, or Annmarie, or everyone in my company so much grief!! Considering I tried to find a suitable band back in May and no luck is shocking!! I did however find my dream band a Kings Of Leon tribute band called 'Knights Of Leon' -wedding band 100% but it wasn't until the other day that the chief in charge of music Roisin finally found a DJ and we were good to go.

And so far that's as good as it gets, I think planning this party has been one of the funnest things I've ever done and even though it's not until the end of next month and the gang are in for a serious shock come August I am having the time of my life planning the party, what can I say you can only have a 21st once in your life.
 When it comes to planning for me it's simple I need three things,
A folder and notebook to write down every single thing that ever happens and the crew. I'm in constant need of help when it comes to planning and the girls plus Darragh always have my back, be it to help design a cake, buy 15 leis or to embrace what's soon to come!! (aka, the get me ready, the keep me calm and most importantly the clean up.)
 I'll keep you posted on the night don't worry ;-)