Our family enjoys an extended holiday season since we have more to celebrate than just the Christmas and New Year!
My husband’s birthday and our wedding anniversary also fall in these months. Another thing is the sales that begin on the Boxing Day and run through December and January; which is a celebration in itself 😀
Well, this blog is not about shopping but the shopping experience, the infinite trips to shopping centers and all the meals in between.
This year I made numerous trips to various shopping centers in and around Dublin, but that’s just one thing; we also tried some of the most fantastic places to eat out in Dublin. The company that I had almost quadrupled the fun.
One sunny Winter morning I grouped up with a close friend and her daughter to make a bus trip to Dublin City Center. We decided to take a quick breakfast before indulging in shopping. By chance it was also her wedding anniversary that day and so the treat was on her 😉
We grabbed a doughnut each from Boston Donuts and went into a nearby Butler’s Chocolate Café.
I tell you, those doughnuts were luscious. I chose caramel with salted peanut and Butler’s hot chocolate to uplift our shopping enthusiasm even more on that cold winter morning.
Here are some photos from that day!
Holidays are nothing without the traditional Halwa Poori breakfast. One such place called Darbar has recently opened in the vicinity of our house where enjoy Halwa Poori every now and then since the quality and price are very good. We made a couple of trips to Darbar to grab our dose of halwa poori during the holidays. Even kids loved it 🙂
Another lovely place we discovered to eat-out was a Mexican restaurant located in Dublin City Center. The food was delicious and portions were huge. I chose the daintiest looking item – Tacos.
You could obviously customize them with condiments of your choice.
The highlight of all the food experiences was the Bubble Waffle Factory, the cutest, most colorful place to enjoy customizable bubble waffles. To my surprise, these waffles look gigantic but not heavy at all. I went for bananatella – bubble waffle + strawberry ice cream + chocolate sauce. Although later on I thought I could have chosen vanilla ice cream and caramel to make it taste like banofee pie, but no regrets it, as you can see it’s still worth it 😋
So if, you are around Dublin, give it a try 🙂
Among all these special tours, there were regular jaunts to McDonald’s for kids.
I really enjoyed this aspect of holidays at home.
How did you spend your vacation? Do you have special go to places that you like to go with your family and friends?
Will share more of my experiences from our little break, till then, Bye!
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