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#10 – Decorate the tree outside / Décorons l’arbre dehors

On the 10th day of Advent, the acorns decorated the tree in front of our house, and helped Brian put...

#9 – Christmas cookies / Biscuits de Noël

On the 9th day of Advent, the acorns made some Christmas cookies. Using the tried-and-tested recipe in The Advent Craft...

#8 – Festival of Lights / Illuminations

On the 8th day of Advent, the acorns put a row of tealights out on the outside window sill. This...

#7 – St. Nicholas Day / La Saint Nicolas

On the 7th day of Advent, the acorns celebrated St. Nicholas Day. As it turns out, our beloved Advent calendar...

#6 – Elf hats / Bonnets de lutin

On the 6th day of Advent, the acorns made their own elf hats. Now I am no expert at sewing...

#5 – Natural Christmas wreath / Couronne de Noël

Using the leftover fir bows from our Christmas tree, we made a natural Christmas wreath to hang on our front...

#4 – The Late Late Toy Show

On the 4th day of Advent (i.e. two days after the live broadcast), the acorns eagerly watched The Late Late...

#2 – Advent wreath / Couronne de l’Avent

Our first ever Advent wreath, with one candle for each Sunday before Christmas, was very much the result of a...

#1 – Welcome into Advent / C’est le début de l’Avent

And so the countdown to Christmas begins… On the first day of Advent, all four acorns jumped out of bed...

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10 family escapes in Wicklow / 10 escapades familiales en Wicklow

With the weekend nearly upon us, here is a list of 10 easy-going destinations in Wicklow, the “garden county” that will...

Autumn colours at Powerscourt Waterfall / Couleurs d’automne à la cascade de Powerscourt

Put yourself in the way of beauty. Cheryl Strayed Few places are more beautiful than the Powerscourt Waterfall, Co Wicklow,...

Bewitching walk in Airfield Estate / Balade ensorceleuse à Airfield

The witch had a cat  and a very tall hat, And long ginger hair which she wore in a plait....

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Atmospheric Halloween at the Octagon / Halloween féérique à l’Octogone

First, I saw last September a photo of the Octagon by Anna O’Rourke at the Greystones Camera Club‘ exhibition. I immediately...

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One day in forest school / Un jour à l’école de la forêt

  Last weekend, I went to play in the woods for an introduction to forest school with Ciara Hinksman, of...

Down by the river at Powerscourt / Au fil de l’eau à Powerscourt

And the sun took a step back, The leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and Autumn was awakened. Raquel Franco A...