It’s always a busy one in Alice PR and this week is no different. Martina ticked something off her musical bucket list – read on to find out, you’ll never guess! It’s all go!
Here’s what we recommend this week:
Out and about:
Emily was taking care of her nieces and nephew, and they headed to Griffith Park which is right beside her house. They played in the playground, chased pigeons, had a picnic which four-year-old Charlotte had prepared (grapes and strawberries for the kids – half a pack of chocolate digestives for Emily…they know her well!), fed the ducks and swans and collected 40 conkers!
Emily had her championship semi-final, and unfortunately they were beaten on the day. On the upside, it was on in Tymon Park near where Niamh lives so she popped in to see the second half (Emily’s biggest fan) and after the match they toured the sights of Knocklyon and had one of the famous chicken fillet rolls which, she said, lived up to its reputation!
Ellen was at home in Wexford for some much-needed puppy cuddles after she moved into a new flat in Dublin (super independent)! She started a new yoga class, and reckons everyone should try yoga, and says that the the relaxation at the end is possibly the best bit, 9 times out of 10 she falls asleep!
Elizabeth and her friend toured Dublin and she was delighted to be able to show her around the city and try out a few new cafes. They also headed to the Giants Causeway and she was slightly geeking-out when they visited a few ‘Game of Thrones’ filming sites along the way. They loved the Giants Causeway too and thought it was beautiful if not a little windy (they tried to not fall off the rocks!). All in all, it was a busy but extremely fun trip!
Eva went to see The Viper: An Inconvenient Bollocking in the Grand Social and said it was hysterically funny and a very different approach to a comedy show. The next one is sold out, but if they add more shows, she’d definitely recommend it.
Another recommendation comes in the way of the Dublin Fusion Market at Newmarket Square which Martina visited at the weekend. It has food from all corners of the world, nice little bits and bobs on sale, and then demos of yoga, traditional Italian and Indian dancing, turban-wrapping… A nice afternoon all round.
The HIGHLIGHT of Martina’s week was ticking one thing off her music bucket-list when she headed along to the 3 Arena to see Neil Diamond, who’s doing a 50th anniversary tour. The tickets were very kindly supplied by Emily (via her sister and parents). Martina has loved Neil Diamond since she was a little kid (her mother was a fan, and she used to play his records – yes, records! – at home). She never got to see him live before, and he didn’t disappoint – 2.5 hours of all his greatest hits. He’s 76, but seemingly still had all the women swooning! Granted, herself and her sister were a good 30 years younger than most people in the audience, but that added to her enjoyment. It was great! Despite the fact that he wasn’t being very interactive with the audience she said it was just brilliant craic looking at all the die-hard fans!
On the screen:
We’re all still totally glued to ‘Great British Bake Off’, but, as Ellen says it just makes us crave all things sugar!
Martina recently watched ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ on Netflix and says she is categorically NOT a fan of Lady Gaga, and this did nothing to change her mind! She thought it was an interesting watch, though – just in terms of seeing how a ridiculously rich and famous person goes about their day-to-day life.
On the page:
Martina’s been reading ‘In Sight of Yellow Mountain’ by Philip Judge, a self-confessed urbanite, who ended up buying a little cottage in rural Wicklow. The book is all about his evolution to becoming a true country-dweller. She saw him speaking about nature and country life during Heritage Week, and bought the book after that. She’s enjoying it so far and it definitely gives her a little longing to move back to her roots.
On the plate:
Emily met some friends in Mish Mash café on Capel Street, for some coffee and cake – she says it’s a very cute little café!
Eva was a bit disappointed when she went to Enoteca Delle Langhe during the week. They were doing a special on Roman pasta for this month and she was not impressed.
Looking forward to…
Eva is very excited about seeing Badly Drawn Boy (remember him?!) at Whelan’s next week. She’s always wanted to see him play as she’s heard good things about his shows – and what a perfect venue for the gig! #Jealous
That’s all from us. What about you? If you have any recommendations, let us know!