Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Review & Giveaway: 123 Print UK Business Cards

I was recently given the opportunity to review some business cards from 123 Print UK.  It was my first time creating business cards for my blog so I was very excited at the prospect, if a little nervous; it makes it seem much more official now!

After a quick scout around to see what kind of information I needed to include on my cards,  I visited their website to start the process.  It was very straightforward and although I got a little confused over the different lines and what could and couldn't go outside of them, when I fired off an email asking for some help it was responded to in a really timely manner.  Last year I tried to create some business cards on a different website and had such trouble trying to get my blog header on that I abandoned the process after wasting a couple of hours trying and failing to get it right.  In my head I was expecting this to be the same but it really wasn't, even a designphobe like me managed to get it right!

Once I had got the design as I wanted it, I chose to have my business cards printed on slightly thicker card as I thought this would make them seem more professional and added them to my basket.  

Delivery was very speedy, 123 Print UK offer a 48 hour delivery option or a standard 7 day delivery (which is still pretty quick for a personalised product to be honest!) and I am really impressed with the quality of my business cards.  I initially thought I'd be hesitant about handing them out but I like them so much I have been giving them to everyone I can think of!  The colour is very crisp and clear and I think they look much better than they did on screen.

Overall I think that 123 Print UK offer good value for money and creating the business cards was a simple and quick process which has resulted in a really great product which I am proud of.  I truly am a grown up blogger now!

If you are looking at my beautiful business cards and wishing you had some for yourself then here's some good news; 123 Print UK have offered me 3 sets of 50 personalised business cards to give away.  So 3 lucky people will be able to create cards for their blogs or business.  Just use the rafflecopter below to enter.

UK entrants only please.  The giveaway will end on Tuesday 29 April 2014.  Three winners will be generated at random.

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Disclaimer: I was sent the business cards for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A Weekend in Belfast

If you’re planning a trip as a couple or with friends but are stuck for ideas of where to go and what to do, why not check out the huge choice of cheap hotels in Belfast? With plenty of budget flights also available, it’s a great, easy-to-get to, hassle-free option for a brilliant weekend away.


Recently, Belfast’s been shedding it’s old-fashioned image and transforming itself into a hip, modern city that’s a must-go destination for foodies. James Street South and Ox are both places to be seen in and are renowned for their atmospheres as much as their food. Also, no visit to Belfast is complete without a traditional Ulster fry, the city’s twist on the full English, featuring soda bread and potato farls.


Belfast is a traditional pub-lover’s paradise. It’s most famous watering hole, The Crown Liquor Saloon, is such an important historical landmark it’s now owned by the National Trust and is renowned for its gorgeous stained glass and its Guinness and oysters. For those who prefer their drinking destinations to be a bit more contemporary, Apartment is the place to head to for excellent cocktails and fantastic views of the hustle and bustle of City Hall.


CastleCourt and Victoria Square Shopping Centres are the places to head for the big chains. For something different, check out St George’s Market – Friday is Variety Market day and Saturdays are reserved for the City Food and Garden Market. A perfect way to soak up the local atmosphere, especially on Sundays when the two markets are combined and live bands play.

So if a break jam-packed with good food, excellent nightlife and the chance to hit the shops sounds like your idea of fun, what are you waiting for – it’s time to visit Belfast!

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Disclaimer: This post has been written in association with Travelodge Ireland