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Cobh, from the water

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Cobh, looking fantastic from the water.

great flower trolleys at Market Green Midleton

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

super idea.

quality Irish products for Christmas

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

It’s time for my annual “really nice irish products that we enjoyed over Christmas” post.
I brought some craft beers from Cork to Switzerland for New Years. They went down really well, especially the special from the Franciscan Well.
Irish Craft beer in Switzerland

We also had our usual Christmas Pudding, specially made by Kate in Fenn’s Quay.
As always, it was really tasty.
Christmas Pudding!

The real surprise was a Christmas ham from Crowe’s Farm. My mother ordered it online and we had it on Christmas day. It was fantastic – we’ll be ordering there again.
Their products are also available throughout the country. Try them out – you’ll be very happy.

happy new year!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Happy new year everyone!

Helfenberg reflection

the worst road in the EU

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

We found the worst road in the EU this morning, down by Midleton.

The Worst road in Europe

It doesn’t look too bad really, but that’s what the sign says!

eco friendly graffiti in France

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012


electric city bikes in Winterthur

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

They have a city bike scheme in Winterthur, and in addition to the regular bikes,
they have a selection of electric ones. You plug them back into the chargers when you’re done.

electric city bikes

aunty nellies in Midleton had their first birthday today!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

today marked the first birthday of Aunty Nellies on Main Street in Midleton.
They had a great party to celebrate, with dancing

and competitions (how many sweets were in that jar?)

and there were free sweets for everyone! even for really tall people!

shoes over Shandon

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I noticed this as we left the Bodega after our german-speaking Stammtisch meeting.

shoes over Shandon

cobh from the sea

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

just a mobile phone snapshot of Cobh from the water today.

lovely weather.