It’s been a good week for all at Alice PR & Events – Emily’s been on the bike, John is almost back to full health, Niamh is off to the ‘Rose of Tralee, Martina was at The Dublin Horse Show and Elaine went to along to support Ireland at the Women’s Rugby World Cup.
Out and about:
Emily and friends were active as usual and headed along to cycle the Waterford Greenway. She said it’s ‘FAB’ and she totally recommends it. They rented bikes in Waterford and cycled the 46km to Dungarvan (though you can do as much as you want and there is a collection service on it too!).
She said the scenery is stunning – you go through an old tunnel which was very cool and a little bit eerie, as well as going through towns such as Kilmeaden and Kilmacthomas (home of Flahavan’s Oats!). There are lovely coffee shops along the way to help refuel and it was lovely to see the Greenway full of families and tourists on bikes and walking along it. They spent the night down in Waterford, camping in Clonea, and even though “it was bloody freezing” they went for a dip in the (icy) sea!
Martina was at the Dublin Horse Show and had a super day out with three under-fives (and other adults!) and spent the day at the family entertainment area, which was great. The kids went on pony-rides, with the two-year-old fearlessly leading the charge! And they saw some excellent show-jumping in the Longines Grand Prix.
Elaine and co went along to see Ireland take on Japan in the Women’s Rugby World Cup and really enjoyed every minute. The team did brilliantly to secure the win after a dodgy start. There was a great atmosphere in the stadium and around UCD generally. The kids loved the Fanzone and they got to meet Niamh Briggs and some of the USA, Spanish and New Zealand players. #COYGIG
Niamh and Martina were rubbing shoulders with some of Dublin’s hottest fashionistas on Thursday evening – they went along to the launch of Lennon Courtney’s Autumn collection at Dunnes Stores Head Office, thanks to an invite from a good friend of Alice, Sonya Lennon. Treated to some lovely canapés and beverages, they really enjoyed the show, with the models descending onto the catwalk via the elevators!
On the page:
Martina has started reading ‘The Visitors’ and is really enjoying it. It’s all about the excavations at the pyramids in the early 1920s and mixes fictional characters with lots of the real-life archaeologists and British and American ex-pats living in Egypt at that time.
On the plate:
Martina was at Tapas de Lola recently – an oldie, but a solid reliable – so authentically Spanish (despite one of the owners being Irish!).
Niamh did a spot of cooking at the weekend, and went veggie for a change! #Notions. She made some stuffed aubergines with mushrooms, spinach and garlic and a parmesan crumb on top – very tasty and is already thinking about when she’ll make it next.
On the screen:
Poor John still isn’t quite himself after his dose last week so he’s been sticking with the binge-watching rather than getting out and about. This week he watched the final episode of Orphan Black which, he said, was fantastic. He’s sad that it’s all over but thinks they tied everything up nicely. He also watched and finished Ozark which (like Martina) he loved – they’re both thrilled that it got picked up for a second season.
Niamh finished Riverdale on Netflix. Seemingly it ended on a bit of a cliff-hanger so she she’s hooked now and will probably end up getting sucked into Season 2 when it comes out in September. As she said last week, it’s definitely a “love to hate series” – really cheesy but she enjoyed it all the same!
Niamh also watched ‘To the Bone’ on Netflix. It’s about a teenager (played by Lily Collins) who suffers from anorexia and is admitted to a group home for youths run by an unconventional doctor as a last shot to save her. It’s very harrowing and she said some of the scenes were really difficult to watch, but it was funny in parts too. Luke, the only male at the facility has a great sense of humour so she really enjoyed him, and he provided a laugh in between the tears! Not the best film she’s ever seen, but it kept her awake well past her bedtime on a Monday night – so that’s saying something!
Looking forward to:
John is looking forward to being restored to full health after his dose, Emily is off to Another Love Story music festival in Meath, while Niamh is heading along to ‘Rose of Tralee‘ to support her friend Claire (aka the Southern California Rose’) who is originally from Mayo. She has the t-shirts and banners ordered, she just needs to brush up on the old ‘Pale Moon was rising…’ lyrics and she’s all set!
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That’s all from us this week at Alice PR & Events. Let us know what you’ve been up to this week. We’d love to hear from you.