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Okay, so it's been teasing us for weeks, but it looks like summer could finally be here. 

After an underwhelming week of overcast skies and showers you'll be happy to know that the good weather is set to return with Met Éireann promising ''drier, brighter, fresher weather'' in the coming days.

Monday will see some scattered showers, moderate southwest winds and evening temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees.

Cloud will remain until Tuesday morning before clearing in the afternoon, making way for sunny spells and highs of 20 degrees.

The warm weather is expected to remain from Wednesday to Friday, with most areas enjoying sunny conditions.

It's looking like Wednesday will be the best day of the week as temperatures set to reach up to 23 degrees.

Hello summer! 



Going back to work after a week or so off is hard enough, but having to figure out what to wear is a totally different story.

Some mornings it's so cold out, we literally want to drag our duvets with us (or just not get out of bed at all), but not to worry ladies, you don't have to look like a fluffy marshmallow everyday.

Here's some handy tips and tricks to keep you warm throughout the working day:

Swap your blouse for a high neck jumper


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Swap court shoes for comfy boots


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Oversized jumpers are your best friend


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A knitted skirt will come in handy (yes, really)


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A *snazzy* winter coat


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Swap a beanie for a beret


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Turning on the heat can be pricey – not to mention not particularly good for the environment either.

But for the days that you just can’t get cosy, or for the friend who NEVER seems to be warm (they know who they are) thesun.co.uk today has some great tips for achieving a satisfactory level of toastiness WITHOUT having to constantly crank up the thermostat…

Suffice to say, SHEmazing! is a big fan of ALL of the below…


1) Watch TV

The heat given off by home appliances such as the TV and fridge could be enough to keep the house warm if you have decent insulation, experts say.

Indeed, according to Max Fordham, a leading engineering consultant, effective insulation could keep houses warm all year round – making central heating only necessary on the very coldest days.


2) Make flowerpot heaters

Ditch the expensive electric heater and make your own DIY version using just a few candles and a flowerpot.

These nifty, home-made devices can hit more than 80C and take just five minutes to make. Warning – make sure you buy terracotta and NOT plastic pots.


3) DIY draught excluder

It’s not just chimneys that let in chilly draughts – windows and doors are also a hotspot for cold air seeping into your house.

“Sausage dog” draught insulators can be rested at the bottom of doors and windows to stop heat escaping from the room.


4) Block up your chimney

Having fireplaces that are just for decoration is common in many households now, and if you’re not using yours make sure you fit a chimney balloon or insulator.

Costing less than €30, the balloon will keep warm air in the house and stop a draught coming in down the chimney.


5) Cover bare floorboards

Putting rugs down and covering up bare floorboards can reduce heat loss by up to 10 percent.


6) Close curtains

One of the easiest ways to keep a room warm and stop cold air flooding in from outside is to close curtains and trap it out. Pulling the curtains can reduce heat loss from 15-17 percent and save you bundles of cash on the central heating bill.

Wooden flooring causes a lot of heat loss, so if you don’t have carpets one of the simplest ways of heating up a room is to lay down rugs and blankets.


7) Let sunlight in

While closing the curtains will keep warm air in, it’s also important to leave them open during the day so the sunlight can warm up the room.

Closing the curtains as soon as dusk falls will maximise your house’s potential to retain the heat it’s generated from daylight – even if it’s cold outside!


8) Strategically place shelves

Putting a shelf above a radiator, especially if you have high ceilings, can help channel warmth throughout the room.

While putting a shelf above a radiator helps spread heat, putting things on the radiator will trap warm air and stop it spreading to the room.



It’s warm! No really – it’s proper warm out.

In fact, it’s a day to venture outside without so much as a hint of a geansai. And it’s time to wear your sandals with pride too. Yes, leave your sunnies on… there are no clouds in the sky (seriously – we just checked).

For many of us, it will be only right and proper to mark the occasion with a cool cocktail of sorts. It’s officially a school night, admittedly, but we have no idea when the weather will take a turn for the worse – so it’s probably best just to take action now.

Here, we’ve compiled three of our favourites…


Vodka-lemon slush:

  • 500mls lemonade
  • 500mls of orange juice
  • Three dessert spoons of sugar
  • 7UP or Sprite to top up with
  • 750mls vodka

Makes enough for an evening soiree

  1. Leaving the 7UP aside, in a large plastic container (eg a big lunchbox) combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Cover and freeze overnight.
  3. To serve, scrape a spoon across the top of the frozen mixture and then half fill a glass with the slush.
  4. Top it up with 7UP and enjoy.

Crushed berry gin:

  • 10/12 frozen mixed berries
  • One teaspoon of sugar
  • Ice
  • A squeeze of lime and lemon juice
  • Two fresh strawberries to serve (if you're feeling fancy)
  • 50mls gin

Makes one crushed berry gin

  1. You can make these for individuals or in smaller batches – ideal if you don’t plan on consuming an entire bottle of spirits (hardly advisable at the best of times).
  2. In a blender, combine the ice, sugar and frozen berries.
  3. Squeeze a dash of lime and lemon over the mixture, add your rum, and then top up with 7Up to taste.
  4. Blend again until smooth..
  5. Pour into a glass and serve – garnishing with sliced strawberry.

Classic mojito:

  • 8 mint leaves
  • Half a lime, chopped
  • Crushed ice
  • 15g of brown sugar
  • Soda water
  • 80mls white rum

Makes two classic mojitos

  1. Mash up mint, lime, and sugar in a cocktail shaker – or just stick in a sandwich bag and hammer with a rolling pin.
  2. If you’re using a shaker, next add a generous scoop of ice and then the rum. If you’ve gone down the sandwich bag route, transfer into a large bowl before adding the same.
  3. Shake/stir until well-mixed and then strain equally into two chilled glasses.
  4. Top up with soda water to taste.
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