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Hello Berlin and the perfect day

Our base for this trip to Berlin is Neukölln, an east Berlin suburb that is blossoming into one of the most interesting and cool places to live in the city.  I’m not a huge fan of perfectly rounded edges and sanitised life, I like to see the cracks so this...

Mizen Head

I think we were both a little overwhelmed by the stunning experience of our Schull pier adventure when we trundled up to Mizen Head so we were somewhat dubious.  It was misty and overcast when we arrived but by the time we paid for entry and made our way out to the...

Christmas in Berlin

We are both huge fans of slow travel but a quick city break requires you move fast and that we did for our first few days in Berlin.  Having been there before, Phil took on the role of enthusiastic guide, sweeping me through two days of advanced sight seeing...

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

We were a little under the weather yesterday after spending the night before dancing to Jape at Vicar Street.  Determined not to lose the day we eventually dragged ourselves out of the apartment as the light was fading to see the last day of the Dublin Flea Christmas...

It’s Autumn – Blackberry Jam & Bushy Park

It’s Autumn – everyone has a season that resonates deeply with them and this is mine – burnished colour, fruit bursting with ripeness, those first open fires, leaves sweeping across the streets and hearty root vegetable soups. Scots Pine Tree at...

Schull and the magical pier

We really didn’t think it could get much better than Castletownsend but were in for a treat as we trundled into Schull.  After an odd and misty morning in Skibbereen we were greeted by blue skies and tingling heat on the road to the Beara Peninsula.  We were...

Castletownsend wound around a tree

You would be forgiven for thinking this is another country – both from the extraordinarily beautiful Mediterranean like seas and the predominantly British accents that abound. Castletownsend seems to us a unique and charming pier village with quirky features and carefree people.

Kinsale Farmers Market

There were just so many beautiful photos from our journey from Bandon to Kinsale that though very little actually happened I had to put up this post to to pay homage to the stunning surroundings and of course – the food! Innishannon Back to West Cork and the...

Poison and ferns at Blarney Castle

Having had almost blissful weather for the entire tour so far – we were due a few showery spells – I just didn’t expect to get them all in one day at Blarney Castle interspersed with blue sky sun. The Poison Garden The poison garden was my main...

East Cork Tourism: Fota Wildlife Park and Ballymaloe

East Cork has a special place in my heart having worked there for two years with a fantastic consulting engineering company but it is somewhat left behind on the tourism stakes.  West Cork is one of the crowning jewels of Irish Tourism however, skipping over East Cork...

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