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In Ireland!


Hi there, thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I hope you are enjoying your summer?

My family and I are in Ireland at the moment in West Cork with my parents and sister. It’s an incredibly beautiful, wild and rugged part of the world with all the charm you would expect from Ireland. You can expect to find someone playing a ‘squeeze box’ outside the pub surrounded by people sitting around them singing. Everyone you meet or pass is welcoming and always smiling. We’ve been coming here since I was a little girl and my mother came with her family when she was young too. We have extended family here and my parents are lucky enough to own a little cottage.

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It’s a very laid back sort of place and you can get very busy doing nothing much! It’s been walks, pubs, eating, beach on the sunny days, messing about on boats and lots of running around after the kids and their other little friends. It’s a shorts and t-shirt kind of place and no one gives a hoot about what you look like! The kids have eaten too much ice cream and have been out too late and are happy as clams.Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 13.46.19Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 13.47.13

One of the items I brought with me this summer is the Today’s Special Value Divna Bag from Kipling which couldn’t be a more perfect casual bag for a place like this. It’s fun print and robust fabric are perfect for throwing in everything I need for the day. It’s big enough for purse, keys, phone, iPad, a few small toys and snacks for the kids and even a nappy and some wipes! Being a cross-body bag means I have my hands free to run around after my girls too. The prints are exclusive to QVC, and so is the shape, so it’s ideal for Kipling fans out there that want something a little different! The monkey is called Talleke (named after a Kipling employee in true Kipling tradition). It was the perfect in-flight bag too, which I placed inside my hold-all to carry on. I like to be able to take a bag out of a bag when I sit down which has the essentials in it for on the plane.

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It’s been perfect for this holiday but it will also be a great everyday bag going forward. The Divna will be the Today’s Special Value on 2nd September and is available in six great colours. Mine is the Purple Rose.

That’s my first day back on air after the holiday too so I will be looking forward to a fun day feeling refreshed!

As always let me know what you’ve been up to and if you have bought anything that you really love from QVC. It’s always nice to see what you are all loving!

Keep up with me on Twitter and Instagram too, it’s always nice to connect.

Katy xx


  1. Elizabeth Keenan September 7, 2016 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy
    Lovely pics of your holiday in Cork, Ireland is lovely and restful, your girls are gorgeous and they are having a great time, it’s so good to get a wee break away.
    We are off to Lake Garda in a few days time, cannot wait, we are all packed and ready to go, ya hoo.
    I have ordered so many things from QVC too many to mention and all of them brill.
    Take care
    Much love
    Elizabeth X

    • Katy September 12, 2016 at 11:42 am -  Reply

      Oh you lucky thing going to Lake Garda. That will be wonderful, do you think you will take a trip to the island to see the Isola del Garda? It’s beautiful. Have a wonderful time, although I’m a bit late reading this you may be there already!! :-) X

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