Capture NI || Causeway Coastal Route

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through August?! We may still be waiting for summer to turn up here in Northern Ireland but this weekend, Dan and I decided to make the most of what we had and explore the Causeway Coastal Route. It’s no secret that the Causeway Coast is one of our favourites, soContinue reading “Capture NI || Causeway Coastal Route”

CAPTURE NI || Holiday Playlist with Matt Weir

Matty Weir and I have been pals since I realised he used more hairspray than anyone else I knew. We met on tour: it was my first one. He kept me calm through sound-checks and I made sure he kept the right rhythm (BAHAHAHA) and we amused each other by making up silly puns and visitingContinue reading “CAPTURE NI || Holiday Playlist with Matt Weir”

Creativity, rest and “inhaling good air” in Carlingford

Hey friends! Another Monday is here: hope yours is going well! We have just under two weeks before our great adventure so we’re making lists, finishing up work projects, making sure nothing will blow up when we’re away, etc… It was nice to change the pace yesterday afternoon for a wee road trip. I’d neverContinue reading “Creativity, rest and “inhaling good air” in Carlingford”

Capture NI || Belfast’s Spring Market

Happy weekend, folks! Hope yours has been lovely. We aren’t taking tomorrow off but it’s still been a good’un, thanks mainly to the Spring Continental Market in Belfast. Hooray! There is only ONE thing I love more than Belfast’s Christmas Continental Market…Belfast’s SPRING Continental Market! The mix of cultures and smells and flavours and tastesContinue reading “Capture NI || Belfast’s Spring Market”

Capture NI || Silent Valley & Newcastle

Capture NI || Silent Valley from Gemma Ruth Brown on Vimeo. Happy Monday blogosphere! Hope you had a great weekend. We were up in Newcastle to celebrate my father-in-law’s 60th. So fun! We stayed in the Slieve Donard (dreeeeeamy) and did lots of chilling in the spa, exploring of the Mournes and eating of delicious food.Continue reading “Capture NI || Silent Valley & Newcastle”

Capture NI || Date night in Stranmillis

Welcome to my latest CaptureNI post! Dan and I spent a lovely date night in the Stranmillis area on Thursday. We had a delicious meal at Yum Restaurant and then saw The Shadow of a Gunman at the Lyric. Scroll down for some photos! Yum is a bright and friendly restaurant that is very aptlyContinue reading “Capture NI || Date night in Stranmillis”

These are a few of my favourite things… St George’s Market

Ahhh St George’s. The sights, sounds, smells and flavours…home away from home. Whenever Dan and I are having a lazy weekend in the city, we love to feature the market on our Sunday itinerary. The forest green metal against the Belfast red bricks, the blue and pink bunting, the hustle and bustle of families, friends, couples, tradersContinue reading “These are a few of my favourite things… St George’s Market”

REVIEW: The Pillowman at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Captivating. Hilarious. Disturbing. Last night, Dan and I headed to the Northern Irish premiere of The Pillowman, Oscar-winning Martin McDonagh’s black comedy thriller. We were excited to return to the place of our butterfly-inducing and nervous laugh-producing second date to be introduced to what some call the Irish playwright’s finest work. The award-winning and critically-acclaimed play,Continue reading “REVIEW: The Pillowman at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast”

A TRIP TO DONEGAL

There’s something profound about the impact leaving your environment has on how you relate to your environment when you return. There’s also something profoundly fun about going somewhere nice! Dan and I are LivingSocial superfans and we got a great deal on one of our favourite hotels for Christmas. Using it on Valentines weekend seemedContinue reading “A TRIP TO DONEGAL”

2014 SNAPSHOT: MAY ‘STAYCATION’

“Let’s be courageous in these days. Let’s choose love and rest and grace. Let’s use our minutes and hours to create memories with the people we love…” Shauna Niequist Last week, it was time for a break. Dan and I escaped to the North Coast and our few days away felt as replenishing as twoContinue reading “2014 SNAPSHOT: MAY ‘STAYCATION’”