Posts by Annette

Leave No Trace – one idea, 7 principles / Sans Trace : une idée, 7 principes

On the back of last week’s post Time to roar for Planet Earth, I am delighted to announce that I’ll be...

Time to roar for Planet Earth / Rugir pour la planète

I’m angry. The bad news about the state of Planet Earth keep coming, yet nothing changes. I’m angry. A month...

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Four Acorns hike up a river in Wicklow / Quatre graines de chêne font de l’aquarando

Let’s go explore… Nearly all of our family adventures start with these words. This is how we ended up river...

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Swimmers / Nageurs

Today, after several days of autumnal weather, summer made an unexpected (and probably short-lived) comeback. We are a family of...

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A family photo shoot with Magda / Séance photo en famille avec Magda

It was a family photo shoot with a difference. No stiff poses or forced smiles for the camera. No carefully...

A poster called Creation / Un poster intitulé Création

Only a couple of weeks ago I found out about a poster called Creation.  My friend Lucy of Kids Of The...

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A lake swim in the “heart” of Wicklow / Baignade en lac au “coeur” de Wicklow

It was the wildest of wild swims. On Sunday we hiked to Lough Ouler, deep in the Wicklow Mountains, and...

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5 ideas to beat the back-to-school blues / 5 idées pour combattre le blues de la rentrée

The acorns went back to school a mere 12 hours after our return from France, and I am left wondering...

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By the beach huts in Houlgate / Aux cabines de plage de Houlgate

For the last day of our French summer, we spent a few hours in Houlgate, Calvados, on the coast of...

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Four Acorns at the Eiffel Tower / Quatre graines de chêne à la Tour Eiffel

The acorns wanted to see the Eiffel Tower. Honestly, who could blame them? The grand old lady may well be...

Searching for some cool / En quête de fraîcheur

Another day, another 35 degrees… Our search for cool spots to beat the heat continues. The perfect excuse to explore...

#MySundayPhoto – Fan club

Yesterday was our annual day at the race. You may remember that my brother Sylvain is an amateur rally driver. Every...

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#MySundayPhoto – Gratitude

“I am so happy that we live in Ireland and that we’re here in France on holiday!” These were Pebbles’...

Champions!

On Sunday I watched with Brian the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on a big screen on Place...

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Four Acorns go wild on the River Barrow / Quatre graines de chêne sur la rivière Barrow

The River Barrow is one of Ireland’s hidden gems. And after spending an amazing 24 hours wild camping, canoeing and...