Over the treasured Bank Holiday weekend I was incredibly lucky to go away once again, this time with a selection of my best girls, and this time to visit Northern Ireland for the first time. I’ve already shared a more polished guide to what we got up to in three days after the trip went down SO well on Instagram, but for those of you that prefer my more natural content, I also wanted to share some of our travel postcards, the less perfect snaps.
I always send my travel photos off to be printed into a bound book or to slip into Kraft photo journals, so you’re pretty much getting an insider’s glimpse into my photo album stash! (FYI, my go-to places to print are Snapfish and Photobox.)
Waking up to beautiful views like these just didn’t get old. Sarah and I got up early (her earlier than me!) just to admire the views through the windowpanes, and nothing beat an almond milk coffee perched on the side. Hannah rustled up breakfast for us and I fell in love with potato bread. Sorry Harvey.
Our first morning involved a coastal walk to the Giant’s Causeway. It was the perfect start to our holiday as we gawped at the cliff views and made friends with cows and sheep along the way. I couldn’t contain my excitement at finally getting to see the Causeway for myself!
Afterwards, we wandered over to Mini Maegden, a grilled cheese van that we’d seen on Instagram. Thankfully it was both style and substance. Truly delicious and just what we needed to refuel after that walk back up from the Giant’s Causeway! I even managed to grab an iced coconut matcha latte!
Most of our trip centred around Game of Thrones locations and being drenched in rain. Here’s me at my stylish best by Cushenden Caves… I had to borrow Hannah’s Mum’s raincoat and felt like a kid playing dress-up.
We LOVED hiking at the Glenariff Forest Park. There were elevated walkways, mini waterfalls, wishing wells and sopping wet selfies galore!
A feast cooked up by Hannah! And absolutely delicious, might I add?
Visiting the smallest pub in Ireland! Mary McBride’s is home to a) super friendly staff, and b) a Door of Thrones! Well worth a visit.
Of course, we indulged our inner child and spent an hour or so at Barry’s!
Coffee at Lost and Found in Coleraine, with the ever-incredible Sarah.
Our afternoon visiting Kinbane Castle was easily one of my highlights. A treacherous 1,000 step walk down and then another 1,000 back up, but the reward is a stunning view of the sea, ancient castle ruins, natural waterfalls on either side of you, and a perfect spot to take girl band album cover photos!
And last, but certainly not least, views from our home from home for the weekend. Just perfect.