Titanic Adventures..


In 2012, on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a Museum based on the history of Belfast ship-building, and of the Titanic in particular, opened its doors.

April 14th was a Saturday that year, and naturally the opening was a VIP event (to which we weren’t invited – what a shock 😉 ) But early the next morning we went down to see this amazing building for the first time, and I fell in love with it, there and then. It’s gone on to become one of the world’s great tourist attractions, and I’m never happier than when I’m there. It’s lovely to hear all the different languages being spoken, and to watch people falling in love with it, as I did. I’d say we take a walk along the river there about once a week, and it never gets old. Another bonus for us has been the number of friends from all over the country who have made the trip to Belfast to see it, and spend a little time with us too.

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Titanic Museum

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Evening time at Titanic

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HMS Caroline – completely refurbished, and well worth a visit..

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The Grand staircase! A replica of the one on Titanic..

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Titanic Studios, where some of Game of Thrones was made..

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Loving Titanic :)

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The restored stairwell at the Titanic Hotel – which is based around the original Harland and Wolfe drawing offices


You must get your picture taken at the TITANIC sign :)

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Bird’s eye view of the Titanic sign from the upper galleries

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A word of warning – dress warmly! There’s a wind on the slipways, even in the height of summer, that is called the ‘lazy wind’ – I didn’t know quite what that meant until someone explained that ‘the lazy wind doesn’t bother to go around you; it just goes through you! And never was a truer word spoken – it’s icy down there in wintertime.


The Titanic slipways at night


There’s a daffodil planted for each person who was lost on the Titanic – they bloom every year


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I hope you’ll enjoy my pictures – they probably don’t do it justice.. you’ll just have to come and see for yourself :)





I started writing down recipes in an old copybook when I was about 16. With 6 children at home, my Mother was always glad of a hand in the kitchen, and really allowed us to experiment - as long as we washed up afterwards, and left the kitchen immaculate! Having a tidy kitchen has followed me through my life, as has the habit of writing down my favourite recipes; except that these days I write them for my website, and add photographs when I can. The website really started when it occurred to me that my daughter might like to have these recipes when I've forgotten them. In my early days of cooking for family and friends, I used to phone my Mum all the time to ask her for the recipe for some of our favourite family dinners. She rarely had a recipe to hand - I think, like me, she made a lot of it up as she went along.. So welcome to Eating for Ireland - these are the recipes that my friends and family having been eating these past 40 years.. yes, I truly am ancient! They are tried and tested, and have worked for me for all that time - I have updated them as new ingredients became available - I really hope you'll find something that you can make into a family favourite of your own. You don't have to tell anyone where you found these great new dishes that you're serving up - it can be our little secret, but I'd really love it if you could give me a sneaky 'follow' on Facebook and Instagram.. So off you go - have a good rummage around, you're bound to find something new! My sincere thanks to all of you who have found a recipe that you liked and dropped me a line to tell me - I really do love to hear from you! Happy Cooking! Becks xx

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