I don’t often get to go off on a little mini-break to the city…. but last weekend I did. My brother had a spare ticket to the Ireland v Scotland match and offered it to me. I did not hesitate!!!
An early start on Sunday catching the 8.30 am bus from the cross-roads just a mile from the house. At €15 return trip to Dublin you can’t beat our local bus service. The brother picked me up from bus in Dublin, a quick lunch and off to Aviva. And the sun shone!
The match was slow to start, but when the lads got into their stride it was a good match.
As luck would have it I’d also received an invitation to the launch of the new ‘Italiamo’ range from Lidl on Monday. Living in the country it is very seldom I get to attend any of these launches so I accepted this one!
My friend, Mary, met me and we headed to 25 Fitzwilliam Place. The first thing that struck us was the beautiful entry way to the venue, and once inside the door, the elegance of the place is immediately obvious.
We just loved the way the tulips were displayed in bowls around the house. Isn’t it an excellent idea…. tulips tend to be so ‘floppy’ in a vase.
Upstairs we met Claire and the rest of the charming team from Lidl Ireland who made us most welcome.
I was sorry I hadn’t brought my camera…. but here are some photos taken with my phone.
We tasted almost everything!!! We didn’t venture for the desserts, but everything else was tried and tested. Our verdict…. while the olives, focaccia and pestos were very nice. And there was such a huge range to choose from. We finally decided that we absolutely loved the Coppa, the Rustic Bread, the sundried tomatoes, the Buffalo Mozzarella and the prosciutto… they were voted our absolute favourites.
The Italiamo range will be available in Lidl stores nationwide from 24th February…. make sure to go check them out.
All in all I nice break in the city.
Disclosure: I was invited to attend the launch of the Italiamo range but was not paid to do so, nor was I requested or paid to write the above post. The views expressed are my own.