So, how's the Christmas shopping going then? With just a month to go until the big day, the shops are certainly busier, the queues are noticeably longer and there's already a smell of desperation in the air.
HOW many of us have lumped for a supermarket stir-fry mix, complete with sickly packet sauce, dumped it all in a wok, burned the bottom, and wished we'd just ordered in chow mein? We're betting this happens a lot.
The Boat House Dining 1A Seacliff Road, Bangor, Co Down 028 9146 9253 DELICIOUS food with a perfect wine is my idea of a good night out so I was delighted when I received an invitation to The Boat House in Bangor.
THE Belfast Beer and Cider Festival is 18 years old this year – old enough to be of legal drinking age, you might say – and once again the array of brews on offer next weekend is sure to entice discerning drinkers through the Ulster Hall this weekend.
THE knives are sharpened, the ingredients are primed, and there's plenty of reason to celebrate as Bafta-winning hit MasterChef: The Professionals returns for the 10th year of the prestigious cooking competition.
- SETTING your sights on the slopes this winter or just taking no chances with the cold weather at home? Lidl Northern Ireland has a new range of ski and snowboarding wear going on sale from November 9 with prices ranging from £1.