Autumn sessions

by Alison, 29/08/2013


You can feel it in the air, summer is drawing to a close. The long summer nights are leaving us for another year and waking up to a dawn session will soon feel like a sleep in. 

A photographic tour of County Clare

by Ollie, 25/08/2013

Eighteen years it has been since the last heat wave in Clare and sixteen years since the Clare hurlers brought home the All-Ireland championship.
This year we might get both, we've had the heat wave and the hurlers are in the final. 
We're not into the Gaelic Games at all to be honest, we prefer the beautiful game of rugby union, but the hurlers reaching the final is the biggest news in years in the county. It's all happening in Clare.
Time to put this County of ours in the spotlight.

Hazelnut and almond cake with lemon drizzle

by Alison, 21/08/2013

This cake is adapted from a recipe I learned while attending the Dublin Cookery School, courtesy of my mum. It was her birthday and she generously decided that she would like to spend the day with all of us, so we packed our aprons and headed off for a day of middle eastern cooking.

Farmers market


by Alison, 18/08/2013

We had decided to go camping this weekend. Our last outing had given us the bug. Though this time we wanted to be a bit more adventurous and had been hoping to hike a little way into the Connemara mountains. We had the tent, back-packs, sleeping bags and our new sleeping mats, the only thing that was letting us down was the weather. Having been promised another heat wave by the New Zealand weather Nostradamus, we had high hopes for a dry weekend. However Met Eireann and Magicseaweed continued to undermine these hopes throughout the week, with forecasts deteriorating as the weekend drew closer.

Rhubarb and whiskey pudding

by Alison, 14/08/2013


On the August Bank Holiday we visited Strandhill and as I mentioned we got to eat in Shells Cafe.

Surfing Easkey

By Ollie, 11/08/2013

In our last post, Strandhill surf festival 2013, we promised some photos of when we were surfing Easkey.
This was during the Easkey Open, the second leg on the Irish surfing tour.

Strandhill Surf Festival 2013

by Alison, 07/08/2013

Strandhill is a small town in Co. Sligo on the North-west coast of Ireland. Last weekend, Sligo Surf Club, hosted the Co.Sligo Open as part of the Irish Senior Surfing Tour. This was the third out of four events on the tour. The first was in Portrush in March which we unfortunately didn't make (due to the perfect waves that were right on our doorstep) and the second was in Easkey which we did (post to follow).

Green-house- Part 2

By Alison and Ollie, 04/08/2013


As we mentioned in Green-House part 1, we would like to get a bit more technical on how we are growing our plants.

Green-house- Part 1


By Alison and Ollie, 01/08/2013

We moved into our current apartment in Jan 2012 and by the summer it was still lacking personality.  After a visit to Holland, we were inspired to bring a little bit of green into our own home.