Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne
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Adventures R Us / Des aventures et nous

We are an outdoors family. Here are five reasons we love exploring nature and going on family adventures, big and small,...

My 10 favourite books of the year

Here is, in no particular order, my top 10 books of 2021. It has been an excellent reading year, with...

Magic of November / Magie de novembre

November is my least favourite month of the year. The ever shorter days, the darker nights, the cold creeping in...

Autumn meander at Lough Muckno / Flânerie automnale à Lough Muckno

Sinuous Lough Muckno wrapped itself around the drumlins of Monaghan, and the beautiful light dappled through the trees in the...

COP26 – Don’t go back to sleep

And the winner of COP26 is… The fossil fuel industry!!! I borrowed this line from The Guardian because it perfectly...

Spinc – Hiking to my heart’s content / Une rando qui fait chaud au cœur

This 👆 is my favourite photo of our family hike to the Spinc, in the Wicklow Mountains: my four acorns,...

On learning Irish & writing forests

I started learning Irish. Well, sort of. A few weeks ago, I signed up, nearly on a whim, to Scoil...

Ecrire une forêt en gaëlique

J’ai commencé à apprendre le gaëlique. En quelque sorte. Il y a quelques semaines, je me suis inscrite, presque sur...

Forest bathing – an invitation to reconnect with nature

I tried something different and went on a forest bathing walk. It was last December, in the beautiful woods of...

Le bain de forêt, une immersion en pleine nature

Il y a quelques mois, je me suis laissée tenter par une expérience inédite : le bain de forêt. C’était...

The longest swim on the longest day / Baignade du jour le plus long

On the longest day of the year, I got up at 4.30am for a swimrise and went to bed at...

Wild Atlantic swim in Rossnowlagh / Baignade atlantique à Rossnowlagh

We spent a long weekend up north. It was our first post-lockdown trip outside of Wicklow, and a much-awaited stay...

Wild swim in Glendalough’s Upper Lake / Baignade sauvage à Glendalough

Another Thursday, another #SeagirlsOnTour adventure. After Lough Bray Upper in late April and Dublin’s famed Forty Foot last month, this...

Bluebells hunting in Clara Vale / A la chasse aux jacinthes des bois

In the ancient woodland of Clara Vale, Under the majestic oak trees, Through the thick carpet of blueberry shrubs, Among...

Wildflower Hour / A l’heure des fleurs sauvages

This spring, for some reason I can’t quite understand, I have become a wildflower hunter. While until recently I quite...

Spring walk in Cloon Oak Glen / Balade de printemps à la chênaie de Cloon

When my friend Anita T shared pictures of Cloon Oak Glen a few weeks ago, I promised myself we would...