Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne

Cycling along the Blessington Greenway / A vélo sur la voie verte de Blessington

Happiness is my bicycle and a sunny day. Saturday was a happy day indeed. In the blazing sunshine, we took...

Sunday afternoon at Powerscourt Gardens / Dimanche après-midi à Powerscourt

Climbing up trees, rolling down grassy banks, playing hide-and-seek, and climbing up more trees — this is what an afternoon...

A taste of the wild / Un goût de nature

We are all the descendants of successful foragers. First up on the menu, were beech leaves. We hadn’t even left...

Upstream waterfall / Une cascade à contre-courant

Now you see it… Now you don’t!   We spotted it long before reaching the roadside car park — a waterfall...

On Coney Island’s tidal causeway / Sur la voie sablée de Coney Island

A line of 14 stone pillars stuck in the sand appeared round a bend in the road. Further down, the...

Knocknarea and Queen Medb’s Cairn / Knocknarea et le cairn de la reine Maeve

The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea, And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that...

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...