Review: Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broom

Challenge criteria: A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher, Michael Joseph Books, in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review . 


Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it’s a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and crush). If only Tom (Hannah’s best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way…

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Belfast Haul

At the end of February, I decided to break up a couple of days in Dublin by heading north on the M1 and taking a visit to Belfast.

My trip came the day after Storm Doris hit Ireland, so I had a two hour train delay before I could even hit Belfast. Luckily, I had a book with me to keep me sane, and dreams of visiting one of Northern Ireland’s most famous attractions.

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The Pretty Purple Polka Dot Travel Bucket List

My friend was recently absolutely devastated when she realised a visit to me in Cardiff won’t result in getting a stamp on her passport. I have tried to console her by inviting her to come with me when I cross one of these off my list.

This is also a travel porn piece for me. Because I didn’t just get off a plane three days ago. . .

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My Dublinia

Last week, I moved back home to my parents after four years in the capital. I’d had quite a life set up for myself in Dublin, and I’d quite fancied myself more than a blow in.

I had a plethora of services at my doorstep around the city, so here’s a run down of some of them. For those planning a move to the city for work or college, it’s an introduction to some of the sights and sounds you can expect to greet you in the fair city. For natives, it could present new ideas.

A lot of these choices are city centre-based too, so getting to them is a doddle.

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