Brian's birthday treat from Vogue takes him back in time
When it comes to celebrities celebrating their birthday we expect them to lavishing expensive gifts on each other. But Vogue Williams (left) went down memory lane when buying Brian McFadden's birthday present this year.
The Mission Survive star decided nostalgia was the best way to go to celebrate her husband's 35th birthday last weekend.
Brian (inset) was delighted with his gift of a Nintendo console and a host of games from Super Mario All Stars and Fifa '96.
Sharing a pic of his new toy, the former Weslife crooner wrote: "Vogue went vintage for my birthday present. She knows me too well."
The pair have been married since 2012 but have yet to start a family due to their busy careers.
"I'm not planning on having kids for the next few years ... I think just because my career is really taking off now and I'm doing a lot of TV," Vogue explained recently.
"I would have to take a year off and I'm not where I want to be in my career yet for that."
Vogue has a number of TV projects in the works, and Brian is set to start filming the new series of his popular ITV reality show, Who's Doing the Dishes? in the coming weeks.
Tempo picks up for new orchestra
Listen up young musicians, the deadline to get involved in SinfoNua, a new orchestra for emerging musicians, has been extended.
SinfoNua provides an experience mirroring that of a professional orchestra.
The deadline for applications has just been extended to this Thursday, April 16.
Auditions are open to students in the final years of undergraduate study, post-graduate students, or recent graduates. They take place on April 21 and 22.
For more information visit www.nch.ie.
Monty Python star in Dublin
Legendary Monty Python star Michael Palin is coming to Dublin for one night only at The Olympia Theatre on October 29.
The Thirty Years Tour will see Michael use his diaries to tell the story of a life lived in the public eye from the end of the 1960s when his first child and a new television show called Monty Python's Flying Circus both took their first faltering steps. Tickets go on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster.