Walking in the Footsteps of my Ancestors in Ireland

  We recently visited Ireland, and for once had a chance to road-trip around this beautiful country – you can see my photos here.  It was an important trip for me, as I am Irish on my father’s paternal side – and with a maiden

Moose the Dog in Ireland

  Moose kept bugging me to write a blog post about him – he’d do it himself, but is lacking the necessary digits for typing!  This article is as dictated by #Moosethetravellingdog about our recent road trip around Ireland – he has asked it be

Ireland Photo Essay – A Magical Place

  We recently had the pleasure of spending 9 days in Northern Ireland and Ireland.  This Ireland Photo Essay is just a sneak peak at the gorgeous countryside we encountered.  It honestly doesn’t even begin to show the diversity of light, colour, landscape and wildlife

The Fête de la Musique in France

  Experiencing a Fête de la Musique event in France is just magical.  I actually stumbled across this cultural occurrence quite by accident one year in Paris, but have since sought out the events across France.  The brain-child of Jack Lang, the Minister of Culture

A Day Trip to Brantôme

  I recently had the pleasure of visiting the gorgeous town of Brantôme in the Dordogne – and it is perfect for a day trip.  Sometimes called ‘The Venice of the Dordogne’, Brantôme is beautiful (but I don’t think I’d go quite that far)!  The