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
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
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
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). This… Read More »On Counting to ‘tree’ 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.
The ‘Krismis’ Bed In a big country inhabited mostly by people with small houses – like South Africa (where we are from) – Christmas and Easter time often means a long journey home to be with your family and no spare bed for you to sleep in when you get there.… Read More »The ‘Krismis’ Bed
From Egoli to Glynn In 2004 we left Johannesburg or Egoli-the City of Gold; population : 3,226,055 (2001 figures, there are over 4 million people living there now, or over 10 million if you include the greater metropolitan area). According to the latest Irish census results 4 million is nearly equivalent to the entire… Read More »From Egoli to Glynn