I arrived at the Serenity Spa in Glasthule, Dublin, with just seven minutes to spare before my first ren‐ dez‐vous with the Relax Me Break — offered in conjunction with Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel — was due to begin.

Seven minutes is just enough time to get some coffee from the café next door, which I was determined to do, even though it meant elbowing in front of a sweet old lady to get it. Upon arrival at the spa, I was ushered into the peaceful back room to change into a fluffy robe.

Irish Daily Mail, August 2011. Click here to read the full article.

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Irish Daily Mail, March 2011. Click here to read the full article by Jacqueline Strawbridge