Alison weaves her heart-warming memories of Buster the Beagle into an insightful picture of life on the water and all the colourful episodes that come with it. Continue reading Boating with Buster – a review
Driving back, I reflected on the all-pervading sense of community in rural Ireland, North and South. To me, nothing shows this better in an area than the support for their local football team. Continue reading Lovely Leitrim – a mecca for lake-lovers.
Yeats called Sligo “The Land of Heart’s Desire” and its wonders filled his early poetry. As I drove the winding road back to Ballinamore I vowed to return to Sligo, perhaps not for my heart’s desire but at least to relish its natural wonders and breathe deeply of its magical properties, as many have done before me. Continue reading Sligo – so much more than Yeats and the Wild Atlantic.
personally I have long disliked the time of long hours of darkness, cold temperatures and artificial light. But every cloud has a shiny lining if we look for it, Continue reading Dark days ahead? Banish those blues with these easy steps.
As the RAF sought to sink as many of these potential invaders as possible, miraculously she survived, emerging with just the visible scars of cuts and welds made to her bow as proof of her war record. Continue reading Not just a houseboat – the incredible story of a very old Dutch lady.
For the first time in my life, I had to listen to what my body was saying, concentrate on calming my mind and learn a whole raft of new skills to cope with a suddenly less able physique. Continue reading A Homeland Odyssey Beckons.
Albania had given me slow food, and slow lifestyles. Now I also had slow driving! Continue reading Albania, Day 3 – The Road of Death and Lord Byron’s footsteps.
Landing in Oslo airport was a world apart from the Gatwick experience in more ways than one. Continue reading Carbon footprint guilt? Go to Oslo.
Google the term and prepare to be bombarded with pages of predictable marketing, for gifts, flowers and dining packages. But not everyone rushes to the paypoint. Spare a thought for those NOT honouring their Mothers this weekend. Continue reading Mothering, for a day or a lifetime?
It may have been a wet weekend in February, but with a little research I was able to enjoy the warmth of Roman hospitality. Continue reading Alternative Rome; a city of dead poets, stray cats and glass owls.