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,...

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...

ravins de Corboeuf, Rosières, Hute-Loire, Auvergne, France, géologie, argile, badlands

#MySundayPhoto – Ravin de Corbœuf

Unexpected. Unique. Incredible. Nestled among thickly wooded hills and rolling pastures near my hometown in France, this extraordinary canyon displays multiple layers...

ski, cousins, France, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, Les Estables

Look, they’re skiing / Ça y est, ils skient

In early February we spent a week in France, and we wanted to go skiing. The idea was to go...

ravins de Corboeuf, Rosières, Hute-Loire, Auvergne, France, géologie, argile, badlands

Walking though the earth’s strata / Balade au cœur des strates terrestres

Light in nature creates the movement of colours. Robert Delaunay Unexpected. Unique. Unbelievable. Nestled among thickly wooded hills and rolling...