Posts by Annette

Happy out on Portsalon Beach / Heureux sur la plage de Portsalon

Outdoors is our happy place. Of that, there is little doubt. Today we went with Nana to the stunning blue...

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Equinox Sunrise Swim / Baignade à l’aube de l’équinoxe

After a magical full moon swim last June and our highest ever swim in the French Alps in August, today...

Why you must join the Global Climate Strike

Friday 20th September is the day of the Global Strike for Climate. With a special UN summit on climate change...

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Holidaying on the wild side in the French Alps

I had long wanted to take Brian and the acorns to the French Alps. To be precise, to the valley...

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Des vacances côté nature en Hautes-Alpes

Depuis longtemps, je voulais emmener Brian et les graines de chêne à la découverte des Alpes. Plus précisément, à la...

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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 today, and once again I am left wondering where the past eight weeks went…...

When the alarm bell of climate anxiety is ringing

I wrote this post back in July in the midst of a serious bout of climate anxiety – something that...

Quand la sirène d’alarme de l’angoisse climatique sonne

J’ai écrit cet article en juillet, au plus haut d’une crise d’angoisse climatique – chose qui arrive plus ou moins...

Four Acorns visit Mont Saint-Michel / Quatre graines de chêne au Mont Saint-Michel

A few hours only after getting off the ferry in Cherbourg, we found ourselves strolling on the medieval streets and...

Irish summer / Eté irlandais

You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer. Hal Roach Well, if the way Squirrel and Pebbles...

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Garden party at the presidential palace / Garden party au palais présidentiel

Sure, what else would you be doing of a Friday evening than attend a garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin,...

Hell & Back – A whole lot of muddy fun / Partie de plaisir dans la boue

Going to hell (and back) was very muddy and a whole lot of fun! Today, three of the acorns took...

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Slow adventures in lovely Leitrim / Aventures au fil de l’eau en Leitrim

It’s been a week since we came back from a relaxing weekend of camping in lovely Leitrim. Yet our canoeing...

We all are the Climate Generation – an interview with Lorna Gold

Friday 24th May is the big day. The day of the second global school strike for climate. With only 1...

Lough Gur – Land of myths and history / En terre de légendes et d’histoire

Who would have thought that Ireland’s Ancient East would stretch as far west as Limerick?  As a matter of fact,...