Day 3 of our city break dawned with less promising skies than those that had preceded them and so we opted for a somewhat lazier approach. Having read great things on other blogs about Urban Angel, we waited in a 45 minute queue for brunch. Given that we had strong coffee and our books to … Continue reading Edinburgh – the final installment
Today I am continuing my update on Edinburgh in the hope of inspiring a few future visitors to Scotland's stunning capital city. As we entered Easter weekend it was a cold, but thankfully dry, Good Friday morning when we emerged from our hotel and grabbed a quick breakfast "butty" to set us up for a … Continue reading Edinburgh Day 2 – Travel Diary
An early morning arrival in Edinburgh and a skinning breeze from the North made me glad that we were staying in a really nice hotel like The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa. Firstly, it was great that a room would be available despite it being only 10am and hours before official check-in. Secondly, the city centre … Continue reading Edinburgh Day 1 – a travel diary
On Day One of our little Easter break away we spent the evening in Cork city, booked in to an airport hotel as a result of a very early morning flight. Rather than passing the evening in a perfectly fine, but generic and somewhat soulless hotel, we opted instead to venture into the city centre … Continue reading An Evening in Cork City
Few things roll in and out of a town with the speed and dexterity of a circus. It is almost as if it just appears, magically, in the night. Silently. Unnoticed. A giant tent erected by a team of fairytale characters who will remain only a little while, before trundling back out of town again … Continue reading Clowns, Candy Floss and Retro Charm
“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver: You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. … Continue reading 5 Great Cafés and a Poem.
Easter holidays have arrived here in Ireland and so my husband and I (and of course our trusty canine companion) decamped from the Midlands to the South of the country for a couple of weeks of chilling out and catching up with friends and family. After nearly four hours in the car and little mind … Continue reading Simple Store Cupboard Supper
No words needed today - a little look at Ireland in the sun. Just snaps from my phone - no editing, no filters, still stunning. Utopia???? Pretty close.
In a long overdue blog update, it is a pleasure to recall a lovely night of food and frolics with my mum in Killarney recently. Arguably the jewel in Kerry's crown, the dull misty afternoon did nothing to dampen the spirit of the bustling tourist town. A blazing fire and friendly smile provided welcome refuge from … Continue reading Mother & Daughter Night Away