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This month I discovered a part of our area that I had never visited before – and it made me realise that there is no place like home!
It’s funny how there are still so many undiscovered gems right on our doorstep and I just love .nding my new favourite place.
As I drove towards Corick House Hotel & Spa near Clogher, I just couldn’t get over how pretty the scenery is. Luckily it was a lovely autumn day and it couldn’t have been nicer.
If you have never visited Corick House, you simply have to try it. Hidden away in countryside it is a real treat, with amazing restaurants and a gorgeous spa. It really is an oasis of tranquillity and calm and well worth trying out to escape the pre-Christmas madness.
And it really is a stressful time of year – especially if, like me, you have a child about to embark on the month long Transfer Test process. It really is such a lot for our little ones to navigate at a time when personally I think they should be playing and having fun.
So, it was interesting to talk to local business woman Sinead Norton who runs her own very successful company and is mum to
seven children. Sinead reveals that she didn’t pass her 11 Plus or get into her first choice of school. But she says, it hasn’t stood in her way and advises that as long as you are hard working and adaptable, there is no need to worry about a grade on a bit of paper.
I have to say with all the stressing going on in our house, I was glad to read Sinead’s story – roll on next month and it’ll all be over!
Until next month,
Kim Kelly, Editor
This month's highlights
Tullysaran Mum-of-one Patrice Reid was only a teenager when her precious son Odhran was born with a range of medical conditions. But she has devoted her life to making sure he is happy and has every opportunity he needs.
Hair & Beauty
Olivia McKenna, proprietor of Attitude Hair & Makeup Studio with senior stylist Zara Hawkes and junior stylist Denise Rafferty joins clients Chloe Crawford and Claire Barnes for a Local Women photo shoot.
Out & About
The Belle of Mid Ulster’s Emma O’Neill hosts A Fabulous Evening of Fashion at The Royal Hotel, Cookstown in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness and Lilac Cancer Care.