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Bloggers breakfast at Middletown Coffee Co.

Fifteen years ago if you’d told me that a local coffee shop would be hosting a ‘bloggers breakfast’ I would have laughed at you. Actually if you’d told me that last year I would have laughed too. How times have changed. Ballymena Means/Bid hosted the event to promote local businesses via the local instagram/blog world, incentivising a group of people they consider to be local influencers in exchange for good publicity.

Ongoing work at the house

Our kitchen by Johanna Montgomery is almost installed. We are in week four and can’t quite believe how things have moved so quickly and relatively hassle-free. We have had a couple of little niggling issues with not having a washing machine and being without hot water but, we are trying to be patient. We are almost there now.

Our building work (and lots more) has been carried out by AMD Services. Flooring by Village Floors. Appliances from Basil Knipe. More on this and other stuff another day…

Dualit Toaster

I need this toaster in our new kitchen… that is all.

Dustpan & brush

Our new living space now has a wood burning stove. This wonderful simply dustpan and brush from Labour and Wait will be a beautiful companion to sit alongside the stove.

New Music

I’m listening to…

Ray LaMontagne
Parquet Courts

Repeal or save the 8th?

Ireland is voting right now. Whatever happens, people will be both happy and unhappy. More on the BBC here.

Hiut Denim Yearbook

If you like beautiful design and print, this is definitely worth a purchase. Beautiful from front to back. Go get it here. Be quick though, they won’t last forever.