Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne

On Glendalough’s beaten track / Sur le sentier battu de Glendalough

Wherever you go, Go with all your heart. Confucius Rosy cheeks. Aching limbs. And a wonderful sense of achievement. We...

Climbing for the first time / Escalade : une première

BC (before children), Brian and I used to rock climb together. Not having practiced in well over a decade, we booked...

Jumping in the rain / Sautons sous la pluie !

It was a magical afternoon in the rain at Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens… Ce fut un après-midi magique et bien arrosé...

A trip back in time / Voyage dans le temps

Toot tooooot! A majestic steam locomotive slowly chuff-chuffed into Greystones’ station, pulling half a dozen carriages. Standing on the opposite platform, all...

On the slopes / Sur les pistes

It was our first family ski trip. On Easter Monday, we set off with Papi and Mamie, and nephews A...

The easy way up the Mont de La Madeleine / La Madeleine par le sentier d’accès

It is a short and really steep hike to the Mont de la Madeleine, in the French département of Haute-Loire...

In the dunes of Magilligan Point / Dans les dunes de Magilligan Point

In a remote corner of Co Derry, the Point Road wraps itself around the impressive cliffs of Binevenagh, through flat farmland...

If you go down to Massey’s Wood… / Promenons-nous dans les bois de Massey…

If those trees could speak, And those mountains could see, Many a tale you would hear. Hugh Hamon Charles 8th...

For the love of oak / Un amour de chêne

We love trees. Do you? Last week was Tree Week in Ireland. This annual festival, organised by the Tree Council...

After school at the waterfall / A la cascade après l’école

Everyone needs a friend that will call and say, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure”. Mermaid and her best...

Last chance snow stop / Neige de la dernière chance

If the 1st of March is the official start of meteorological spring, last week felt more like winter was staging a comeback, with...

The enchanted garden of Kilmacurragh / Le jardin enchanté de Kilmacurragh

The snowdrops gently shivered in the breeze, the daffodils tenderly bent over the newly opened crocus. White, yellow, purple. When the crimson flowers...