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Cheap and Cheerful Design Options to Spruce up Your Home in 2019

Cheap and Cheerful Design Options to Spruce up Your Home in 2019

Cheap and Cheerful Design Options to Spruce up Your Home in 2019 Now that the new year is well and truly underway, there really is no better time to start a new DIY project, and with these top decorating hacks, you’ll find it super easy […]

Top 5 Things Every Man in Their Twenties Should Do

Top 5 Things Every Man in Their Twenties Should Do

Get the pen out and get this list jotted down!

Reddy, Steady, Birthday!

Reddy, Steady, Birthday!

The above title is not a typo. You’ll understand once you read the next line. Last night I attended the annual birthday dinner of my good friend and roommate Chris Reddy. As of yesterday, Chris is 28 years young. Being of Italian descent, Chris also has quite the affinity for Italian food. He even knows how to pronounce words from menus that I simply grunt and point to. Here is a picture of Chris sporting some very modern facial hair.

As for dinner, we dined at Bad Bobs in Dublin’s Temple Bar, which may very well be my favourite restaurant in Ireland. I’ve loved Bad Bobs ever since I first visited there last year. This was only my second visit, but this time was even better than the first. The atmosphere is intimate, the wait staff is friendly, and the food is beyond description. Though I’ve only eaten there twice, I have had the pleasure of sampling many of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.

This particular evening, I had a 9oz Fillet Steak with roast cherry vine tomatoes, flat cap mushroom & sauté onions. Served with a choice of homemade gravy or pepper corn sauce and fries, sweet potato fries, mash or side salad. I don’t know where to begin attempting to describe this meal.

At the risk of sounding inarticulate, this dish was really, really, really… good. Now I know a lot of people have a problem with veal. I for one, take no moral stance either way. All I know is that I find steak to be delicious. If you wish to register a formal complaint, please feel free to send your emails to pointlesswhining@noonecares.com.

I have more pictures from this illustrious evening, but sadly my laptop is a bit under the weather and thus my photos are all stranded there. I’m fairly confident that I took a picture of almost every meal at the table. Once I get it fixed I’ll be sure to include some more photos.

On an unrelated note. Someone sent me a link to Lighting Trends, which is a blog about uh… lighting trends. Anyway, they did a post on food inspired lighting and I thought some of them were cool. Check it out.

Being the Hostess with the Mostess

Being the Hostess with the Mostess

Having house guests to stay can seem intimidating if you are not used to it but after a recent bout of unexpected visits from relatives and old friends, we feel confident we have come up with the perfect formula for providing 5 star service without […]

Music Education in London

Music Education in London

If you truly love music you might be really passionate and interested in gaining a job in the music industry. So first off you need to figure out what way you want to be involved in the industry, is it being on stage producing the […]

5 Celebrations You Won’t Have Heard Of

5 Celebrations You Won’t Have Heard Of

I always feel so lucky when I get the time to really get to know a country. There’s something special about surpassing that wide-eyed, first time visiting feeling and becoming accustomed to life in a new part of the world. You get to see the most genuine side of the people and really learn the history of the culture. There’s not many better chances to see this side than at the special days and events known to the locals and hardly anyone else. The atmosphere is totally authentic and the experience is unforgettable as a result. If you want to experience this kind of feeling, then check out some of these unknown celebrations taking place around the world. (more…)

The Weirdest Festivals In The World

The Weirdest Festivals In The World

We all dream of going to festivals like Coachella, Tomorrowland and Glastonbury, but if they sell out before we can get tickets then what do we do? We can go to a run of the mill music festival and think about what could have been, […]

The Best Musical Cities In The World

The Best Musical Cities In The World

For many people the world over, music is one of, if not the most important part of their lives. We collectively spend billions every year on concerts, albums, subscriptions and merchandise, while it’s striking how many people walking the streets are listening to music on […]

The 6 Best Classical Music Venues In The World

The 6 Best Classical Music Venues In The World

Music is something that’s popular no matter where you go in the world, so it’s no surprise that to enjoy the best quality music you’ll have to travel far and wide to do so. Classical music is somewhat of a lost art form in today’s world of hip-hop, DJs and club nights, but it can be enjoyed at some outstanding venues. No less than four continents make an appearance on this list, so whether you end up in the States, Europe or South America you know there’s a place for you to listen to amazing music. (more…)

The Hottest UK Comedy Tickets

The Hottest UK Comedy Tickets

The real world can be a depressing place that we need to escape from for a few hours before diving back in. Some people do this by going to the football every week, supporting their team, singing the songs and acting out of character for […]