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Idyllic Ireland

18 Jun


How gorgeous is this photo I took when my friend Laura and I took Paddy for a walk at Glendalough on Saturday? The way the light comes through the trees looks a bit spooky and it reminds me of the forests in Twilight. If only Robert Pattinson had emerged from in between them!

African princess

11 May


I love this beautiful graffiti I saw on O’Connell Street last week. There’s some great street-artists in Dublin.

Birthday bonanza!

5 May

My lovely birthday cake from Il Valentino bakery – tastes as good as it looks!

I’ve had a lovely birthday weekend with the boyfriend and my sister and brother-in-law who came to visit us.

We’ve managed to pack quite a lot into four days. On Friday we visited Howth, which has always been on my list of places to visit in and around Dublin. I’ve heard it’s the place to get fresh sea-food and has lots of lovely restaurants and bars, but unfortunately we got confused and only made it as far as Howth Junction which has a very small sea-front and only a couple of shops.



We had a bracing walk and some ice-cream and then headed back to Dublin in time for a delicious birthday meal at Luigi Malones. We ended up dancing (and drinking) the night away and woke up on Saturday feeling rather delicate!

We had pre-booked an hour’s kayaking on the Grand Canal with Extreme Time-Off, and the prospect was not a very welcome one when we first woke up with fuzzy heads! It actually turned out to be a great way to banish the last vestiges of a hang-over. Unfortunately we couldn’t get any photos as I didn’t fancy coming away with a soggy iPhone, but it was a lot of fun and none of us fell in – yay! If anybody fancies giving it a try, they say wetsuits are optional but I would go for them if I were you. We opted out but we didn’t realise that there were holes in the bottom of the kayaks and we came away with rather considerable wet-patches, leading to our new nickname “The Wet-Bottomed Bandits”.


The beautiful waterfall at Powerscourt, Wicklow


Today we drove out to Powerscourt Waterfall and Glendalauch. The sun was shining and the scenery was beautiful; I can’t actually say which I preferred as they were both stunning in different ways. The waterfall is so high and powerful, and the lauch is peaceful and idyllic. It’s definitely one of the best things we’ve done since we moved to Ireland, and Paddy has been snoozing for hours after expending all of his energy taking in the new surroundings!

To say I’m tired is an understatement but the weather has been glorious, the company has been great and I feel very content!

If you’ve been or have other places to suggest, I’d love to hear from you!

Enjoy the Bank Holiday 🙂 DD xX

20130505-213413.jpgThe beautiful Upper Lake at Glendalauch

Convention Centre by night

23 Jan


Happy Christmas!

13 Dec

As the year is winding down for Christmas and I’m actually spending this weekend in London and Christmas week in Liverpool, I’m going to sign off for 2012.

Thanks for checking what I’ve been up to in Dublin so far – I’ve had over 800 hits in the 3 months since I started the blog and I hope to attract even more readers in the New Year.

I’ll leave you with this picture of Paddy (who as you can see from his facial expression was very keen to get involved) getting in the festive spirit!

Happy Christmas to one and all!



Typical Dublin weather…

28 Nov

Barrow Street

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21 Sep


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