Posts by Annette

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...

Birthday swimrise / Baignade d’anniversaire au lever du soleil

For my birthday I asked for a family swimrise. I got a pink ball of a sunrise over a silky...

On wintering as an activist

I have been quiet on here, not posting in over three months. Busy schooling my four acorns at home once...

Becoming a mermaid – a guest post for Rooted Wings

Earlier this year, the lovely Rachel, whose blog and business Rooted Wings is based in Yorkshire, UK, invited me to...

The magic of native Irish woodlands

I was lucky to explore the weird and wonderful world of a native Irish woodland. Dainty flowers, rare grasses, gnarly...

Why I swim – on taking the plunge, finding my pod and feeling alive

Why do I swim? Because it makes me feel present, connected, alive. Outdoor swimming is self-love Why do I swim?...

La baignade sauvage et moi

Pourquoi je nage en plein air toute l’année ? Parce que ça me rend présente, connectée, vivante.  La baignade sauvage...

There is nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend

My head has been in the trees all week. Last Sunday, we watched David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet...

Les arbres sont des poèmes que la Terre écrit au ciel

Toute la semaine, j’ai eu la tête dans les arbres. Dimanche dernier, nous avons regardé en famille le documentaire A...

Birthday adventure, undampened / Aventure d’anniversaire à peine refroidie

Today, Brian took us on a birthday adventure in the Wicklow Mountains. The plan was to hike to remote Lough...

Double lake swim in Lough Bray / Double baignade en lac

There were two options for this weekend’s outdoor adventure: exploring the surroundings of the Ballinafunshoge Waterfall in Glenmalure, or attempting...

Discovering the Bee Sanctuary of Ireland

We spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon walking the meandering paths of the Bee Sanctuary of Ireland. Buzzards gliding in the...