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ToonsBridge Dairy – a hidden West Cork gem

Weekends are made for exploring and outdoor fun and countryside strolls and delicious lunches. Especially the delicious lunches part. Let me tell you about the cutest hidden gem I found recently. If you are from Cork or have taste buds, you will know about The Real Olive Company in The English Market. The guys from… Read More ToonsBridge Dairy – a hidden West Cork gem

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Borneo: Breaking out of your comfort zone into the jungle

So you fancy a trip to South East Asia but enjoy a more ‘off the beaten track’ experience. Why not consider the jungles of Borneo? I visited this summer and trust me this trip takes you out of your comfort zone and drops you right in the thick of the jungle, bugs and all. Borneo… Read More Borneo: Breaking out of your comfort zone into the jungle

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A Visit to Sepilok’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

This post should really be called Orangutans: Nature’s True Yogis but I felt that kind of played down the good work being done by the volunteers and staff at the centre. Especially since I’m pretty sure yoga has nothing to do with the rehabilitation process. So, Borneo. Orangutan central. Right. Why else would you come here?… Read More A Visit to Sepilok’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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How Instagram Affected Packing for my Travels

I am not hugely into fashion, in that I am kind of wary of new trends and don’t embrace them until at least half the people in my known universe have already bravely gotten on board. In no way am I a trend setter or even remotely interested in spending half my paycheck on clothes.… Read More How Instagram Affected Packing for my Travels

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A Little Party Never Killed Nobody: Murder Mystery Dinner at The Station House Hotel

At the beginning of the year, my new year’s resolution wasn’t to give up anything but to take on something. I wanted to fill my weekends and time off with memories and new experiences. Hum with me now, ‘the sloth days are o-ve-er, the sloth days are gone (for the most part). I went for… Read More A Little Party Never Killed Nobody: Murder Mystery Dinner at The Station House Hotel

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Because she’s worth it. Mother-Daughter 5 Star Getaway

The June bank holiday weekend in Dublin is always crammed full of fun diversions, from the Forbidden Fruit music festival to Tattersalls’ Horse Trials and Country Fair, to the Bloom (Irish Chelsea Flower Show) Gardens and the Tall Ships Riverfest. This city is bursting at the seams with treats to suit all tastes and levels of… Read More Because she’s worth it. Mother-Daughter 5 Star Getaway

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Tea for two and two for tea

Afternoon tea is definitely one of the most dainty, indulgent first world activities that I enjoy participating in! I have been to some of the big hitters in Dublin city center and cannot fault the Westin’s ‘to die for’ buttermilk scones or the delicious sandwich platter and tea menu from the Westbury. The decadent, dining… Read More Tea for two and two for tea

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Top Tips for a Skellig Islands Visit

I have had the Skellig Islands on my to-do list for years but as other more ‘exotic’ locations cropped up that demanded my attention the islands fell a little further down the list. To my shame. So when a friend of mine came over from the States to do an Ireland road trip and mentioned… Read More Top Tips for a Skellig Islands Visit

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Trying for a Beauty and not the Beast look while you travel

When you travel your routine is out of whack. That’s a given. More than likely you are eating out at least once a day, if not more. Your exercise regime may be out the window and I know, when I travel, my healthy eating usually is. I justify eating ALL the foods by saying ‘I… Read More Trying for a Beauty and not the Beast look while you travel

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Conquering the Spinc

So, when I moved to Wicklow for work, people were always talking about ‘going for walks in Glendalough‘ and I assumed it was just St Kevin’s tower. Wrong! This pretty little nugget, nestled in the Wicklow countryside has stunning walks for every level of fitness. There are strolls around the lakes and a leisurely wander… Read More Conquering the Spinc