Sørensen - Equipment for an active lifestyle

by Alison, 20/02/2016

Late last year we were approached by Rasmus Sørensen a Danish designer who owns Sørensen. Sørensen (http://soerensencph.com) is a young company who create products designed to fit an active lifestyle. At present they have a collection of watches and bags that are designed to take you from the beach to the office to the bar without compromising on style or function.

In a word

by Alison, 4/01/2015

Looking back at 2015 if I was to choose one word to represent the year that would have to be 'aspire'. We both made changes that hopefully will have a positive impact on our lives. 

I took the challenge to travel alone and the chance to complete the 12 week course in Ballymaloe. 

Ollie left his life on the seas behind and started a masters in Marine Renewable Energy in University College Cork. 

Even though this year provided so many beautiful experiences it has been challenging to make sense of it all. Since returning home from Ballymaloe, the most frequently asked question seems to be 'So what are you going to do now?' This question tends to stump me. I seem to answer it differently every time its asked.  That's partly why it has been radio silence here on the blog.  Ollie has been completely bogged down with college work and I have pretty much had writers block as I try to figure out things in my own head.

For 2016 I think a good word would be opportunity. We have reached our previous goals and now we are open to new possibilities. Heres to having an open mind and creating new goals as chances arise.

Taking a chance

by Alison, 12/09/2015 
Two years ago, a love of cooking, a need to channel some creativity and a loaned cookbook all concluded in a trip to Ballycotton. Ballycotton is a beautiful coastal town, half an hour outside of Cork. The surrounding town-lands contain the home, farmstead, hotel, restaurant and cookery school of the Allen family. 

Ocean Earth 2015 Surf Photographer Search

by Alison, 28/06/2015

About a month ago, on a last minute decision I entered the Ocean Earth 2015 Surf Photographer Search organised by The Mermaid Society. The Mermaid Society is an Australian based surf culture website that aims to provide quality information regarding women's beach and surf sports. It focuses on a holistic view of women's engagement in water sports, providing positive role models and inspiration. This was the second year of the photography competition and the first year that it was open to international competitors. Each entrant had to submit three photos and provide a profile on their involvement with the sea.

#Surfcity Lahinch - Part 2

by Alison, 25/05/2015

The last time I wrote, I proposed that it is the people and the waves that make this place special. The last weekend in April was a classic example of the quality and variety of waves that is on offer.