Posts by Annette

Trees are poems that the Earth writes upon the sky

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...

Becoming mermaid – one year of wild swims

On the summer solstice, I celebrated one year of wild swims. It was a magical sunrise swim and my longest ever...

Devenir sirène : un an de baignades en Irlande

A l’aube du solstice d’été, j’ai célébré un an de baignades sauvages. Marquant l’occasion en mer avec un record de...

Win a FREE family pass to Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall

Family pass giveaway to Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall Summer has arrived in all its glory at Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall,...

Lockdown – Surfing the waves of change / Confinement : une déferlante de changements

Shattered, battered shards blunted by giddy seas, Beached among the sun-warmed pebbles, Still wet from the nigh forgotten storm; In...

How we made a pizza oven during lockdown / Un four à pizza fait maison

So here it is – the clay oven we built in our back garden during the coronavirus lockdown. The acorns...

Mother’s Day in the time of coronavirus / La Fête des Mères au temps du coronavirus

Sunday was Mother’s Day in Ireland (in France, it won’t be until the last Sunday in May). In this time...

Greystones Seagirls’ IWD swimrise / Baignaube du 8 mars

This. This was our IWD swimrise – 70+ women going for a sunrise swim on International Women’s Day to raise...

Can you hear the trees fall in Kindlestown? / Entends-tu les arbres tomber ?

Shocking. Enraging. Heartbreaking. The time had come for whole swathes of Sitka spruce in Coillte-owned Kindlestown Wood to get the...

Exploring Heywood Gardens / A la découverte des jardins de Heywood

It was a day of French connections. While Brian attended a gardening workshop at Dunmore Country School with French man...

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8 Wicklow hikes for families / 8 randos famille en Wicklow

Drum roll, please! Here is, in no particular order, a list of our 8 favourite Wicklow hikes. If you are...