Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Ten years in Ireland... already???

Cannot believe it's been ten years since we moved to Ireland! Time flies....

I wanted to write a special post to celebrate this anniversary, which is very important for us: it has been in Ireland where we have created our family and we have absolutely fallen in love with this island: its countryside, its towns, its coastline and  its traditions but most of all the amazing Irish people, so warm and friendly who have made these ten years so easy to live.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Short but refreshing walk in Dalkey - Killiney Hill

It's New Year! We were all eating, drinking, and partying a lot during Christmas... too much maybe? And then we all made very hard to accomplish new year resolutions, didn't we?

...mmmm, let me see: I am going to eat healthier this year, I'll quit smoking, I'll quit chocolate!, will go running every morning no matter the weather (????), we will not waste our weekends at home watching TV, we will enjoy our family time, we will go for nice Sunday morning walks and enjoy nature together!!!!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Visiting Fota Wildlife Park (co. Cork) with kids

I'm sure most of you know about Fota Wildlife Park because it's one of the top places to visit in Ireland, specially if you have kids!

It is very conveniently located just half an hour (by car) from Cork city, so it's perfect for a weekend visit - we live in Dublin.

At the beginning of the summer we had some friends and family visiting so we organised a trip down to Cork, leaving Dublin early on Saturday morning to come back on Sunday late in the evening.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Le Petit Breton (Dublin 9) - good crêperie!

What can I say: we love crêpes!

They are a fantastic meal - you can prepare them with everything: savoury for lunch, sweet for dessert or for an afternoon snack (one of my kids would kill for a warm nutella crêpe), they fill you up, but do not make you feel heavy after eating them and can be eaten at home / in a restaurant  or on the go... perfect for all tastes and demands!

Well now there is a new place in Dublin where you can enjoy perfect crêpes the French way: Le Petit Breton in Drumcondra (1A Drumcondra Road Lower).

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Union Cafe (Dublin 14) - Perfect for the summer

Dublin weather during the months of May and June is usually really nice (OK, OK.... it is now pouring down with rain and the sky has a really intimidating dark grey colour!) I mean in general... or let's say I'd love to think that in general, Dublin weather can be really nice :-). Rather difficult to talk about the weather in this country eh?

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Mellow Fig Cafe in Blackrock (Co. Dublin)

If I had to describe The Mellow Fig Cafe in Blackrock (5 Georges Avenue)  with just a word, I would choose COZY. It is without any doubt a cozy cafe...

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Bunsen (Wexford Street-Dublin 2) - Best burgers in Dublin? The kids said so...

Saturday, 2:00pm... we're in the city centre (near St Stephen's Green) and we're very very very hungry!

Different places come to mind and we're discussing which would be the best place that would please us all - highly difficult task for us to reach an agreement :-(