by Alison, 25/06/2014

Ollie is coming home and for the first time this year he will be home for more then two weeks. Looking forward to hanging out and having some adventures.

Surf, eat, surf, eat, surf, eat, then repeat

by Alison, 20/06/2014

It's midsummers, its Friday and its international surf day. It's flat and I have something bordering on a cold. Luckily I have a hard drive full of beautiful memories to stoke my surf filled heart. Another week in Nicaragua, another stretch of coast filled with firing surf breaks. 

Seaweed walk with the Wild Kitchen

by Alison, 19/06/2014

We met Oonagh O'Dwyer from the Wild Kitchen at the Burren Slow Food Festival. We went on her foraging walk and loved it (click here to read about it). On the second day of the festival we happened to run into Oonagh again and she surprised us by inviting us on one of her seaweed foraging walks. She had a photographer, coming to meet her the following weekend and she thought we would enjoy meeting him.

Burren Slow Food Festival

by Alison, 15/06/2014 

Just before Ollie left we went to the Burren Slow Food Festival in Lisdoonvarna. What with all the rush of moving, I never actually wrote about it. This was the first year Ollie and I went to the event though it has been running since before we arrived in Clare. It is a celebration and demonstration of the growers, artisan producers and chefs working in Clare and around Ireland. The philosophy of this movement is 'Good, Clean and Fair' meaning great tasting food, environmentally friendly production and sold at a fair price for the producer and the consumer.

The cottage

by Alison, 09/06/2014

Its been a busy couple of weeks. I'd love to say that this was because the surf was pumping and that I didn't have time to write because of all the salt water flowing around me. Unfortunately this wasn't the case. In fact I think I've been land based now for nearly three weeks. When I lived in Dublin, I wouldn't even have noticed this. In Lahinch, it feels like you have all but given up on surfing. The main reason for this is we finally have a home again.

World Oceans Day 2014

by Alison, 08/06/2014

This is something that popped up on my Instagram feed during the week. A day to reflect upon and honour the beautiful blue ocean that keeps our planet healthy and gives us so much joy. 

Emerald Vision

by Ollie, 03/06/2014

For my last birthday I got given a savage present by Alison; a full day photography course with local wildlife, surf and landscape photographer George Karbus.
My birthday is in October, but due to circumstances I only got to use my present last week, half a year later. Even so, for me it was one of the highlights of the year!