My Silly List of Irish Threes

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 may be easy, as a…

Park your Mind in the Trolley Bay…

..and then step right in to your supermarket. Don’t stop to think twice, it’ll cost you either a pretty penny, your health, or your conscience. So, the other night I had an hour to kill between fetching and carrying children from here to there and decided to spend it peacefully exploring the largest supermarket in town. Aren’t we lucky…

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 t-shirt on the odd day. So I think I’m finally becoming Irish…

From Egoli to Glynn

Twelve years ago 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 population of Ireland.  A year later we settled…

Picnics and ‘Pickynickers’

  So far this summer in Ireland we’ve managed to get out and about and have a few picnics although it has been a little tricky dodging the rain showers. The weather lads I think must have a slightly sadistic streak in that more than once they have set the Irish population up for mass disappointment…

Mount Congreve

Comfy shoes, a picnic, a little bit of sunshine and some pocket money for ice-creams are all that was needed today for a perfect day out at Mount Congreve in Waterford. If you are relying on signposts, it’s not easy to find which is typical of many Irish landmarks, but patience combined with a last minute Googlemaps consult eventually…