Living in Ireland

Of Irish beaches, movies and romance

Of Irish beaches, movies and romance This is a collaborative post. If you ask my husband why we chose to move to Wexford, Ireland from Johannesburg in South Africa, he’ll tell you it was for the beaches. If you know my husband you’ll know that he’s a messer – South… Read More »Of Irish beaches, movies and romance

Female figure standing looking over the view of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa

Election Day in South Africa -Looking back after fifteen years in Ireland

This week marks the fifteen year anniversary of our arrival in Ireland with our two year old and my 5-month-big bump. In all these years we have been back to visit South Africa about nine times – we returned from our latest trip last week. This is the first trip… Read More »Election Day in South Africa -Looking back after fifteen years in Ireland

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

Irish landscape green hills and fields

You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if…

You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if… …you love, love, LURVE the colour green. This country is not called the Emerald Isle just for the craic (for a laugh), wherever you look you are surrounded by greeny greenness. If you want to enjoy living in Ireland, you’ll have to love green.… Read More »You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if…

You know it’s Winter in Ireland When…

You know it’s Winter in Ireland When… …it’s raining? Haha you funny person you!! 😀 Seriously, it may be hard to tell – here the difference between summer and winter is only about 8° C so the variation between the two seasons, for some hardy folk, means wearing a jumper over your… Read More »You know it’s Winter in Ireland When…