This post is going to mainly let the pictures do the talking, because they can articulate the magic much better than my loquacious ramblings. Really, I just want to alert you to the fact that on the meandering road between Tralee and Dingle, close to the village of Castlegregory, there hides a place that looks … Continue reading Glanteenassig Woods, Co. Kerry – A Hidden Gem.
Given that the next few months are largely devoid of any serious level of commitment or responsibility, I am enjoying waking at my leisure and easing myself into the day ahead gently. Here's what a "typical" morning is starting to look like. 1. Coffee/Tea and a book. I wake pretty early, probably because the renovation … Continue reading 5 things I like to do on a Summer Morning
Bloom has been on my "to-visit" list for a number of years, mostly because Taste of Dublin has become an annual foodie pilgrimage for me and the two are so often compared. But having finally got to Bloom this Sunday, I really don't see the two events as being in any way comparable. Taste is … Continue reading Buying Bits and Bobs at Bloom 2017.
Yesterday, I got a gift of a bag of carrots. Not just any carrots either but carrots from Clonown, famed in song and deemed to have properties that would put the most extraordinary superfood to shame. Chia, Maca,Wheatgrass or Kale have nothing on the humble Clonown carrot. Not convinced? You really need to have a … Continue reading Never Look A Gift Carrot…..
“We can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.” (The Mill on the Floss) The classics can be a drag to read sometimes (and that sacrilegious declaration comes from a teacher of English) but … Continue reading Celebrate Yourself….
The roller coaster that is healthy living seems to get derailed with frightening ease at times, especially if you head in to the week unprepared. Personally, I find that my most successful weeks always start with a disciplined, well planned Monday, but that in itself requires some Sunday pre-planning. And so here I am, on … Continue reading Sunday Night Meal Prep..
January can be quiet on the retail front, due to the financial incontinence of the festive season and some general January sales fatigue. I hate rooting through racks and racks of sale stock, preferring my occasional shopping sprees to be a little easier on the eye. I am far more into a simple, clean aesthetic … Continue reading January Favourites
Apologies for the title. Generally it is very unlike me to resort to toilet references in my writing - despite my nearest and dearest loving a bit of rude humour - but my latest dalliance in the more meditative physical activities can only be comfortably reflected on through an ironic lens. Given that it is … Continue reading P for Pilates (an activity obsessed with peeing)
First off, to acknowledge the long, long time between posts and to commit to rectifying the situation. The lack of posts was not due to any loss of interest in the creative outlet that is blogging, but rather to a loss of the other vital component for any blog - an internet connection. Thankfully, having just … Continue reading What I eat in a day: the healthy version
Two fine days in a row - that almost constitutes a great summer in Ireland. With so few such days, it is important not to let them go to waste. As today was my parents 44th wedding anniversary we were taking a scenic road trip for a lunch on the water, but I still didn't … Continue reading Eating Out and Staying Healthy(ish)