emigrant · Parenting

What’s Rare is Wonderful – Families and Formal Wear

A wedding, a garden party and two communions, that’s what we have been through over the last two months. That’s a lot of suit-wearing for little boys. Luckily they seem to love the novelty of being dressed up like their Papa – the white shirts, ties and dickie bows, pocket handkerchiefs  and waistcoats were a… Continue reading What’s Rare is Wonderful – Families and Formal Wear

emigrant · food

Revisiting The Brown Hound Cafe, Drogheda

Do you know that feeling of finding a place you really like, be it a shop, cafe, theatre or garden, and hoping it will never ever change? That’s the feeling I have about one of my favourite places to visit when I am home in Ireland – The Brown Hound Cafe in Bryanstown, Drogheda. I… Continue reading Revisiting The Brown Hound Cafe, Drogheda

emigrant · Parenting

A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

The wedding is over but normality has not resumed. I mean that in the best possible way.  We are lucky to have been treated to our own little honeymoon in County Kerry, Ireland, as guests of The Kenmare Bay Hotel.  After the busy time we’ve had so far this year – the lice, the hen… Continue reading A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

Allgemein · emigrant

Memories, featuring Butlers’ Chocolates

Back in my college days I worked in Magill’s deli in Dublin. Around Christmas it was always alive with people, some just popping in for the smell. “Oh if you could bottle this!” they’d say, raising their nose and taking a deep breath of the spicey, smokey smell that hangs in the air. The mood… Continue reading Memories, featuring Butlers’ Chocolates