Little Trips and Travels {At the Coast}

I’ve mentioned it before, but the really great thing about living in this little place, is how accessible everything is to us.  Nowhere is very far, and we can be at the sea, in the mountains, or at the city, all within a very short space of time.

A couple of weekends ago we had some friends across to visit, and decided to take a day trip up North.  Weather wise it probably wasn’t the best of days really, but we made the most of it, took ALL the photos (in true tourist fashion!) and ate some pretty great food along the way too.  It really reignites my love for home when I get to see it through other peoples eyes.  How fortunate we are to be raising our children on this pretty little island!

Some snaps of our day!




^^  We started off with coffee and cake in The Creamery Can, just outside Ballymena.  It has the most beautiful décor (you know how that makes my dining experience all the more sweet guys!  I feel there’s totally a psychology behind this you know!)  and my peanut butter blondie was definitely something special.  I’m trying to be super healthy at the moment, but dreaming a lot about breaking my good streak for that! 😉




^^  The Dark Hedges!  The top picture is really bad quality (I couldn’t get my camera sorted in time and resorted to my phone) but I still had to include it because it was just a moment. Vintage tractors and those eerie trees. Amazing really!

Also, shorts and rain coats.  If ever there was an image to sum up Summer in Northern Ireland that is it, right?




^^  The Giant’s Causeway must be one of NI’s most visited spots.  It certainly seemed like it as we circumnavigated our way through the crowds of tourists!  But we managed to find a quiet spot for a few pictures too, and I particularly love this one of my big girl at the water’s edge.  The little girl in the red coat! 🙂




^^  We rounded off our day with a late lunch at The French Rooms in Bushmills, and it was really delicious.  My favourite part was the sharing platter, but I also had some beautiful pan-fried plaice, eaten in the gorgeous surroundings of their conservatory.  Also, they sell these little fish dishes too!  I’m keen to go back soon to get some so I can do ‘picky’ dinners all fancy as well! 😉


It was such a good day, spent with some of our favourite people.  Thanks for being such a beaut NI!


E x


  1. June 24, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Ooh it looks so beautiful! I’ve always wanted to go and see the Dark Hedges and the Giant’s Causeway – we just haven’t made it over there yet. Lovely photos as always 🙂 x

  2. June 27, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Such beautiful photos Emma, I think it’s lovely to reignite that love for where you live. It really is such a stunning place, looks so wild! I would love to see it one day xx

  3. June 29, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I want to come visit and go on amazing days out with the LATLW family!! That tractor shot in the middle of the eerie trees took my breath away. It’s stunning!!!

  4. June 30, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Oh it looks so lovely and what a beautiful place to wonder together as af amily. I love the trees. I hope all is well with you and the fam babes.
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  5. July 12, 2016 / 10:30 am

    We had one of our best weekends away over at BAllycastle just the other at the beginning of June. Absolutely loved it. We did it all, the giant’s causeway, rope bridge, the dark hedges…the list goes on. what a great place.

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