Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne

Bewitching walk in Airfield Estate / Balade ensorceleuse à Airfield

The witch had a cat  and a very tall hat, And long ginger hair which she wore in a plait....

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Atmospheric Halloween at the Octagon / Halloween féérique à l’Octogone

First, I saw last September a photo of the Octagon by Anna O’Rourke at the Greystones Camera Club‘ exhibition. I immediately...

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One day in forest school / Un jour à l’école de la forêt

  Last weekend, I went to play in the woods for an introduction to forest school with Ciara Hinksman, of...

Down by the river at Powerscourt / Au fil de l’eau à Powerscourt

And the sun took a step back, The leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and Autumn was awakened. Raquel Franco A...

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How to dress them for the weather / Comment les habiller pour tous les temps

In the Irish climate, waterproof clothing for kids is probably a smarter investment than nice summer clothes – for better or for worse,...

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And the winner is… / Et le gagnant est…

This is the image which just won the Wicklow Calendar photo competition. It will be featured in the Wicklow Calendar 2017,...

Legoland + CPH

Six years on from our departure, we went back to Denmark and wonderful Copenhagen. Tickets to Legoland Billund were our present...

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Tonelagee, the “heart” of Wicklow / Tonelagee, au “coeur” de Wicklow

There were three options for the weekend’s outing. On Saturday, the sun was shining, and so we went for the...

Lough Dan – Walk to the lake side / Randonnée côté lac

Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair....

Pedal power on the railway line / A coup de pédales sur les rails

My dad had booked this outing months in advance, to coincide with our family’s annual picnic on Bastille Day. With...

A petrified knight and sleeping volcanoes / Un chevalier pétrifié et des volcans endormis

Rain, high winds, a little hail, and yes, some sunshine – on this decidedly unsettled Bastille Day, we hiked the pic du...

Villandry, or the art of garden design / Villandry, tout l’art des jardins

This is what the extraordinary gardens of Villandry Castle look like on GoogleMaps™ – quite a patchwork, aren’t they? Halfway through...