Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne
adventure, aventure, hiking, marche, chaussures, hiking boots, rando, family, famille

Adventures R Us / Des aventures et nous

We are an outdoors family. When I asked Jedi and Mermaid, separately, what they think we are like as a family,...

summer, Ireland, Irlande, été, Wicklow

#MySundayPhoto – Summer / Eté

Summer is spending the weekend in Ireland. With highs of 28°C it feels like a different country. L’été a décidé...

wild swimming Ireland Wicklow Irish Sea nage en eau libre outdoors Irlande adventure family famille aventure

Wild swimming in the Irish Sea / Nager en mer d’Irlande

This weekend I swam in the Irish Sea for the first time ever. It was invigorating. Exhilarating even. Now I...

Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary, Ireland, Irlande, Galtee, Lough Curra, hiking, family, adventure, great outdoors, mountains, montagnes, plein air, randonnee, famille, father and son, père et fils

Hiking unexpectedly to Lough Curra / Randonnée inattendue à Lough Curra

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir Indeed, the Galtee Mountains were calling, and we did go....

Four Acorns go camping / Quatre graines de chêne sous la toile

The bliss of going on a new family adventure with our four acorns. The joy of getting away, after a...

#MySundayPhoto – Birthday / Anniversaire

It was Pebbles’ birthday last week. It all started with a surprise breakfast, complete with a homemade card and birthday...

Water play in Knocksink Wood / Jeux d’eau au bois de Knocksink

Water play in Knocksink Wood / Jeux d’eau au bois de Knocksink

Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a balancing act. Dr. Seuss With temperatures in the early...

Irish National Heritage Park, IFSA, Irish Forest School Association, forest school, outdoor learning, Ireland, Irlande, école de la forêt

Roots grow down so shoots can flirt / Des racines et des ailes

If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. James Baldwin If last...

dandelion, pissenlit, fidget spinner

#MySundayPhoto – Dandelions / Pissenlits

Yesterday the acorns came up with a new use for their fidget spinners – giving dandelion clocks a hairstyle! Needless to...

Castletown, demesne, Castletown House, Kildare, Ireland, Irlande, OPW, heritage, Palladian, architecture, Thomas Connolly, Lady Louisa

Musing about in Castletown / Songerie à Castletown

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear...

St. John's Point, lighthouse, phare, Donegal, Ireland, Irlande, Irish Landmark Trust

To the lighthouse / Vers le phare

It is hard to say what I liked most about our recent weekend in an Irish lighthouse.  Was is the excitement of...

wild garlic, ail des ours, Killruddery, May Day,1er mai, Wicklow Ireland, Irlande

#MySundayPhoto – May Day flowers / Fleurs du 1er mai

For May Day in France, people traditionally give away lilies-of-the-valley, as the fragrant bell-shaped white flowers seem to herald the...

Kilmacurragh, National Botanic Gardens, botanic gardens, Avoca Paintng School, Rod Coyne, Avoca Gallery, rhododendrons, art, nature, spring, April

Kilmacurragh in bloom / Kilmacurragh en fleurs

Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen There was little...