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Embracing my inner country girl.

Hey ladies! Today's post is more of a lifestyle post than we're used so bare with me as I spend most of it with no makeup & frizzy hair. 

This weekend I went back home to Antrim for a reunion of sorts with my girlies from school. It's been about 9 months since we were all together so it was great to catch up. On Saturday a few of us went to the Irish Games Fair at Shane's Castle. It's basically comic-con for farmers, not my sort of thing but we'd heard there would be Archery & burgers so we were up for it. 
Once we were there we discovered a food & craft fair where I pretty much lusted after all the things. These bags and purses were too cute but I couldn't justify the spending as I'm still recovering from London. We did partake in quite a few free wine & cider samples, however, and came out quite giggly. 
We saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Delorean! 

And then we played a few games including Dodgems, Archery & "climb in the abandoned mud-stuck tractor" - that one was not an officially sanctioned game to be honest... 
Then on Saturday night we donned our glad rags and hit up our local bar. Nothing quite like reminiscing about the times you snuck in to the club when you were 16 eh? Those were the days!
I've had a lovely weekend and enjoyed being home & embracing my inner country girl but after cleaning the muck off my boots I am glad to be back on concrete ground and in the land of wifi. Someone pass me a mochachino!! 

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