Friday, 28 April 2017

Our favourite spots to have a cup of coffee in and around Dublin

It is true - I can confirm it: the streets of Dublin have become the perfect stage for a wave of fantastic new actors looking to come in first in the ongoing contest "WHO SERVES THE BEST CUP OF COFFEE IN TOWN?"

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Looking for a good plan with the kids no matter the weather

Finally weekend is here! Now we have two long days ahead of us to relax enjoy and look for adventure :-)

My Friday evening routine is always the same: check met.ie and any other weather forecast site in order to know if we will have a lovely and sunny weekend to enjoy outdoors or a rainy (and also lovely!) couple of days ahead.

But (thank God there is a but!) there are some weeks that we do not worry so much, because there are excellent weekend plans that can go ahead no matter the weather, and this is the case of Rainforest Adventure Golf at the Dundrum Town Center

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Ireland's Wooow! Facts: Did you know...? - Brownshill Dolmen

Brownshill Dolmen (in Irish Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrúnaigh) is a megalithic portal tomb located just outside Carlow, in Co. Carlow. It was built as a burial place by Ireland's first farmers some time between 4000 and 3000 BC.



Just in case you -like me- are "not exactly" an expert in megalithic monuments, let me tell you what I've recently learnt:

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A fantastic day just outside Co. Dublin

Greystones, Co. Wicklow... oooh, that sounds so far away! "Not even in Co. Dublin?? Let's look for a spot that is closer to Dublin" you might think. Well, let me tell you: You would be wrong!



Saturday, 8 April 2017

Pokemon Go is a good thing after all!

I was not very impressed when my son started playing Pokemon Go on the brand new phone that he got for Christmas... I could imagine him glued to that small screen for hours on end.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

National Botanic Gardens (Glasnevin)

I have to agree this time with the popular quote "Best things in life are free", because the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin are at the top of my list of best free attractions in Dublin (actually they are also at the top of my list of best Dublin attractions in general!)

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Inistioge, the monkey puzzles and others things we discovered in our trip to Co. Kilkenny!

Yes, my fault! What can I say, I like the coastline... and most of the times when we have the chance (and the budget) to go away for the weekend I tend to look for coastal towns/villages for our trips.

But this time the kids convinced me - I "made the mistake" of asking for their opinion about places to go for St Patrick's weekend and, after some looooooong and extremely hard negotiations it was agreed that we would go to Co. Kilkenny (although one of the boys said he did not want to see Kenny die - who knows where kids learn these jokes!!???)