Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. We’re looking forward to a busy and exciting 2017, and we’re kicking it off with a move to our brand new office, but more on that to come later….for now, it’s a new year, and time for our first ‘What tickled Alice’ of 2017! We’d love to know what you got up to over the break, let us know in the comments!

On the Shopping List

We’ve eased ourselves back to work this week and are in the midst of our office move! We’ve moved across the Liffey to 28 Great Strand Street, and will be sharing more information and pictures about that next week but we’ve had a busy and fun few days choosing furniture and soft furnishings, and wandering around Henry Street with trollies full to the brim!

On the Page

Martina’s good friend, Michelle (who’ll only love to get a mention on our blog – hi Michelle!), gave her ‘City on Fire’ by Garth Risk Hallberg for Christmas and she’s been really enjoying it: it’s a fairly hefty tome, so Martina is only about one-third of the way through, but it’s getting a definite thumbs-up so far.

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As part of our office Secret Santa, Martina gave Emily AA Gill’s ‘Pour Me a Life’ (our keen readers should know we were big fans of him here!), and she devoured it over Christmas and would highly recommend it!

Niamh is reading Emma Donoghue’s ‘The Wonder’, she loved her previous novel ‘Room’ and is intrigued by this one so far, so watch this space for her full review! 😉

On the Plate

We’ve been sampling the lunch joints around our new locality – Niamh and Emily had a gorgeous hot pot from Brother Hubbard on Capel Street today. Lucky readers might find out what we have for breakfast next Monday…


Out and About

Niamh was in the New Year hotspot Dingle this year, and had a great time. She stayed in a little cottage just outside the town and loved it all – the scenery, the craic, even the taxi drivers were great!

Emily went off to Wexford to ring in 2017. She and a group of friends stayed in a house overlooking the sea on Hook Peninsula and went for a very chilly New Year dip, had a wander around Hook Lighthouse, and visited the most haunted house in Ireland, Loftus Hall.

Martina visited the beautiful Powerscourt Estate & Gardens in the past week and really enjoyed it.

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