A Blissful and Relaxing Pregnancy Massage At The Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

Pregnancy Massage - Slieve Donard Newcastle - Pikalily Blog

Being pregnant is an amazing time and probably the most deserving time to be pampered. There are so many changes that your body goes through, and that’s one thing that I’m learning quickly as this is my first pregnancy. It only makes sense that by nurturing your body you will help nurture the baby.

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A Celebration of all Things Fermanagh at Festival Lough Erne

Lough Erne Resort Review - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

On Friday night we were fortunate enough to get invited along to Festival Lough Erne, and a celebration of all things Erne County at the Lough Erne popup restaurant in the newly refurbished Enniskillen Castle.  Now in its second year, Festival Lough Erne showcases some of the wonderful local food producers in Fermanagh, and this year to celebrate the year of food and drink here in Northern Ireland, the festival marked the end of the inaugural Fermanagh Restaurant Week.

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Luxury and Relaxation at The Culloden Hotel

Review Culloden Hotel and Spa - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

A few weeks back we went off on a little adventure to kickstart our July holidays.  First up was a lovely lunch at the Michelin Starred Deanes EIPIC (which you can read about here), followed the next day by a night of fine dining and relaxation at the luxurious 5 star Culloden Estate and Spa in the village of Cultra just outside Belfast.

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Luxury and Bliss at Galgorm Resort and Spa

Review of Galgorm Hotel and Spa - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

We recently spent the night at the wonderful Galgorm Resort and Spa in County Antrim to celebrate Helen’s birthday.  This was our second time at the Galgorm having previously stayed at a family wedding.  There have been a few changes over the past 2-3 years since our last stay, with the new outdoor thermal village the most prominent.  We had heard lots of good reports from friends who had been to the resort since the thermal village opened, and we couldn’t wait to spend a day lying about, relaxing and just taking it easy.  While the Galgorm is a bit of a jaunt from our home in Newcastle (about 90 minutes), it’s only 35-40 minutes from Belfast, and as we went straight from work in Belfast, it didn’t feel as long a trip which is always good.

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Escaping the Euros with a Spa package at Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle

ESPA Slieve Donard Hotel Spa - Pikalily Food Travel Lifestyle Blog

As many of you know, Nial is football mad.  So as you can guess, with coverage of the Euros being everywhere at the minute, football is on the television in our house daily.  Sometimes even twice a day!  As I’m sure you have gathered from previous blog posts, I am not a fan, I can watch the odd game but there is a limit to how many minutes I can dedicate to football before I start to feel queasy…

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