Posts by Annette

#MySundayPhoto – Sunset on Clew Bay / Coucher de soleil sur Clew Bay

The sun was setting over Clew Bay, Co Mayo, as we reached our hotel on Westport’s harbour, for what was...

Dargle, river, Powerscourt, Wicklow, Ireland, Irlande

And a river runs through it / Et au milieu coule une rivière

Let the children play Stomp in the water Climb trees Draw with charcoal Build a dam Drift downhill on their scooter Throw...

St. Patrick's Day, Ireland, Irlande, 17 March, 17 mars, Paddy's Day

#MySundayPhoto – St. Patrick’s Day / La Saint-Patrick

On 17th March, the acorns marched with their school in the local St. Patrick’s Day parade – this year’s theme was...

adventure, aventure, hiking, marche, chaussures, hiking boots, rando, family, famille

Adventures R Us / Des aventures et nous

When I asked Jedi and Mermaid, separately, what they think we are like as a family, they both said with a...

woodland, walk, children, nature

Penguin in the woods / Pingouin dans les bois

On Friday when Squirrel came out of school, his little face was beaming with pride and excitement. He had been...

frogspawn, frai, grenouille, printemps, spring, nature, enfant

#MySundayPhoto – Frogspawn / Frai de grenouille

She touched it, she poked it, and she eventually stuck both hands into it and lifted it out of the...

Irish dancing, feis, Wicklow, poms, concours, danse irlandaise

#MySundayPhoto – Irish dancing / Danse irlandaise

Today Mermaid won her first ever Irish dancing trophy, at the Wicklow branch feis, held in Ballywaltrim Community Centre, Bray,...

#MyFamilyAdventures

#MyFamilyAdventures – February / Février

With February coming to a close, it is time for the second instalment of my monthly round-up on #MyFamilyAdventures.  The...

spring, daffodils, jonquilles, printemps

#MySundayPhoto – Spring pixie / Lutin du printemps

In-between storms Doris and Ewan, the acorns caught the first glimpses of spring this mid-term week. Entre deux tempêtes, les...

Kilmacurragh, Wicklow, Ireland, Irlande, botanic garden, jardin botanique, free-range kids

A mid-term stroll in Kilmacurragh / Balade de février à Kilmacurragh

Children will learn to explore when they are given the opportunities to do so, and not a reason why they...

Native Woodland Trust, tree, oak, planting, woodland, forest

#MySundayPhoto – Let’s plant a tree / Plantons un arbre

Yesterday a dozen new oak trees were planted by the acorns (pun intended!), as part of the Native Woodland Trust‘s tree...

Native Woodland Trust, tree planting event, Ireland, Wicklow, Laragh, oak, tree

Let’s plant a tree, or twelve / Plantons un arbre ou douze

The tallest oak in the forest was once just a nut who held its ground. Well, let’s hope the saplings planted...