Europe

A long weekend in Venice – part three

A long weekend in Venice – part three If you missed my two previous posts about our long weekend in Venice you can read about them here: Day One is all about arriving, the logistics of getting there as well as half a day of seeing some of the popular… Read More »A long weekend in Venice – part three

A Day at Altamont Gardens

Or, the day I didn’t lose the kids at Altamont Gardens Why is it that my kids always want to eat the picnic the minute we arrive at our destination? Even if it’s only 11:30 am and we left home 40 minutes ago, straight after they ate breakfast? Our recent… Read More »A Day at Altamont Gardens

illustrated map of a desserted island

My kids answer some questions about living on a Deserted Island

My kids answer some questions about living on a Deserted Island In my previous post where I asked my kids some questions about the future I learned some interesting things, not only about my children but about the world in general. For example, I discovered that I would be the… Read More »My kids answer some questions about living on a Deserted Island

On Counting to ‘tree’ In Ireland

Is it just me or has anyone noticed how many Irish things come in threes? I reckon it all started 5200 years ago in an underground stone passage at Newgrange with this carving on a rock: (Click here too for more beautiful visuals of Newgrange or Brú na Bóinne). It… Read More »On Counting to ‘tree’ In Ireland

lion head carpet in shop

26 South African sights you will never see in Ireland.

26 South African sights you will never see in Ireland. That’s right, you will never see these scenes in Ireland (unless you look at my photographs), because these are all typical scenes you would find in South Africa. Some of these are so normal to South Africans, it has taken… Read More »26 South African sights you will never see in Ireland.