Summer berry tart

by Alison,   29/07/2014

I love summer fruits. I know you can get berries at any time of the year these days but they taste even better when they are home grown and only travelled a couple of counties rather then countries. There was nothing better as a child then going to pick berries ( eat berries) or seeing the stands for Wexford strawberries on the side of the road and your mum suddenly pulling over to pick up a punnet.

Camping in Connemara

by Ollie, 24/07/2014

Last week we went on a trip to Connemara with two goals in mind. The first one was to have diner at Dillisk, the beautiful pop-up restaurant at Aughrus Beg. This goal was achieved easily and with great delight. Click here if you would like to read more about Dillisk. 
Our second goal however, required a bit more work. The aim was to go camping on the slopes of Mweelrea, Connaught's highest mountain.

Destination Dillisk

by Alison,  20/07/2014

Last weekend we were lucky enough to go to Dillisk. Dillisk is a pop-up restaurant that is currently running in Aughrusbeg, Connemara, Co. Galway. I say lucky enough because this pop-up is now fully sold out. We had never been to a pop up restaurant, so we didn't know what to expect.

Elderflower foraging

by Alison

Inspired by our trips with the Wild Kitchen and our previous successful blackberry picking we decided to try something new this year. We choose another native Irish plant. The Elder tree is common all over Europe and Ireland is no exception. It is an amazingly versatile tree with its flowers, berries and wood having a variety of uses including cordial, vinegar, tea, champagne, wine, chutney, jam and (for the fellow Potter fans out there) wands.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

by Alison, 04/07/2014

We were in Dublin last weekend to see the Pixies. Arcade Fire may have been the headliners but the Pixies (and Ham Sandwich) were definitely the main event for us. While they were awesome we can't exactly recommend that you go and see them as sadly all their dates in Ireland are over. We can on the other hand recommend that you go to see the following exhibition.

Rise and shine

 by Alison, 01/07/2014

Sunrise and sunset surfs are beautiful. The light, the colour of the water, the lighter winds. However despite this and the fact that we live by the sea, my pre-work surfs are pretty minimal. When we are away morning surfs are pretty much the routine however I find this much harder when I have to head to work after. Sometimes it makes me question my dedication to the ocean as I hear the alarm and instead of getting up I roll over for just another 10minutes. Even with the warmer weather and bright mornings I find it tough to leave the pillow behind. Having somebody else counting on you to show up makes all the difference. Even better when that person is right beside you.