Rediscovering The Sea

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I wanted to go to the sea, realised I hadn't been in almost a year.  Why?  I love the sea.  I grew up with...
Swallow Chicks.

When Swallow Chicks Fledge

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Our swallow chicks have fledged already! It seems they were an early brood. One minute, Hubs and I were gazing up, trying to count the number of feathery faces; the next, we were looking at an empty nest.

When Heels and Nature Collide

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Imagine . . . me in a red dress and heels tottering along the gravelly path towards one of Ireland's most stunning, unspoiled tourist...
Crab at Atlantaquaria, Galway.

Galway Atlantaquaria – The Experience

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As a child, I always associated aquariums with magic. There is certainly a mysterious quality to creatures who live underwater and it can be fascinating to see them up close and learn about their habits. Galway Atlantaquaria gave us our first opportunity to introduce our baby daughter to some of these creatures.
Grasshopper on doorstep.

Grasshopper, Caterpillar, Mushroom Cake!

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It seems we have a friendly grasshopper, content to stretch out on our doorstep and chirp a greeting. Obviously, he doesn't realise his size puts him in great danger of being stepped on! He's so relaxed that my husband was able to take a very detailed close up of him.
Mizen Head

West Cork Adventure: Mizen Head, Barley Cove & Glengariff

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Are you ready for part 2 of my West Cork adventure? Last week, I shared my Schull and Harvest Moon Festival experience. This week, I'm reflecting on time spent at Mizen Head, Barley Cove and Glengariff.

Swallows and Rabbits, the Story Continues

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Swallows and rabbits, oh my! Yes, I am happy to confirm that the swallows are back and a rabbit has taken up residence in my garden. I'm delighted, it's just a pity the weather can't stay as even-tempered!