Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne
little-prince-autumn-walking-though-blue-gate-Killruddery

And the winner is… / Et le gagnant est…

This is the image which just won the Wicklow Calendar photo competition. It will be featured in the Wicklow Calendar 2017,...

Legoland + CPH

Six years on from our departure, we went back to Denmark and wonderful Copenhagen. Tickets to Legoland Billund were our present...

heart shaped lake, Wicklow, Ireland, Irlande, Tonelagee, Wicklow Mountains

Tonelagee, the “heart” of Wicklow / Tonelagee, au “coeur” de Wicklow

There were three options for the weekend’s outing. On Saturday, the sun was shining, and so we went for the...

Lough Dan – Walk to the lake side / Randonnée côté lac

Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair....

Pedal power on the railway line / A coup de pédales sur les rails

My dad had booked this outing months in advance, to coincide with our family’s annual picnic on Bastille Day. With...

A petrified knight and sleeping volcanoes / Un chevalier pétrifié et des volcans endormis

Rain, high winds, a little hail, and yes, some sunshine – on this decidedly unsettled Bastille Day, we hiked the pic du...

Villandry, or the art of garden design / Villandry, tout l’art des jardins

This is what the extraordinary gardens of Villandry Castle look like on GoogleMaps™ – quite a patchwork, aren’t they? Halfway through...

A French summer / Un été en France

Here is, in a four-minute video, a summary of our four weeks’ holiday in France. Four weeks of sunshine and...

Boys on the lawns / Des garçons sur le gazon

Here is a series of pictures taken at Killruddery House and Gardens, Co Wicklow. The three boy acorns and a...

St. John’s Eve / La nuit de la Saint-Jean

Midsummer brings the long-drawn day, The dawn dance sends us on our way, Sun-drenched hours lost in bee-flight, Then honey...

Pizza on the beach / Pizza sur le sable

Pizza on the beach is a family tradition we started two years ago. All you need is a beach, and a...

Like a bird on the Saltee Islands / Comme un oiseau sur les îles Saltee

Kill nothing but time; take nothing but memories. Saltee Islands Country Code The thick mist turned to light rain as...

Hook Lighthouse, a light story / Phare de Hook, histoire de lumière

When you have nothing more to say, just drive For a day all round the peninsula. The sky is tall...

child-climbing-tree-birthday-banner

A woodland birthday party / Un anniversaire en forêt

Stay wild, my child. It was Squirrel’s birthday party, and, as befits the wildest of the acorns, it took place...

Wild on Doagh Isle / La plage de Doagh à l’état sauvage

Following our Star Wars-themed tour of Malin Head, Co Donegal, we wanted to drive all the way around Doagh Isle...