Around Ireland | Stuff

A self-catering holiday in Antrim

Our break away from home didn’t get off to a great start, but we were relieved to arrive at our new accommodation in Antrim and find that it was what was promised, and more. This was our first self-catering holiday in Ireland and top of the priority list was somewhere we could set up a […]

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Around Ireland | Stuff | Threenager

When holidays go wrong

It’s a busy year for us, and this year we can’t follow our usual agenda and take a holiday break in September because holidaying with a newborn would be a terrible terrible idea. We really should have planned something earlier in the year, but it fell by the wayside with everything else we were doing. […]

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Malta | Stuff

A Day Trip to Gozo, Malta

No visit to Malta is complete without a trip to Gozo, the smaller island just northwards of Malta. In particular, to the Azure Window. This was the destination for our second road trip of the holiday. It’s not a long journey, which was just as well given that it was midday before we managed to […]

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Malta | Stuff

Malta: A road trip to Marsaxlokk

So what is there to see in Malta? Our first destination for a leisurely road trip was the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. It’s consistently listed as one of the top things to do in Malta. It’s at the southern end of the island – the far side from where we were staying in Qawra. This being Malta though, […]

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Malta | Stuff

Driving in Malta

We heard mixed reports about driving in Malta. Most people simply said DON’T. Some articles online claimed it was fine, but a closer look often revealed that they’d been chauffeured around by a local. Which really isn’t the same experience as having to go out yourself and negotiate a car rental, orientate yourself, get lost multiple […]

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Malta | Stuff

A winter break to Qawra, Malta

It had been a long dark winter in Ireland. One full of various bugs and illnesses. And one that seemed to be in no hurry at all to end this year. We were craving a change of scenery and some sunlight. So the other half booked us a very cheap budget holiday to Qawra in Malta at […]

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France

This, is Ile de Ré

I’m hurtling along on a rickety bike, out in the peaceful open countryside. Coasting easily through flat fields, the grass gently waving in a fresh breeze that takes the worst of the heat out of the sun. Airplanes trail a criss-cross pattern across clear blue skies. Air rushes past as we climb up gentle slopes, and speed easily […]

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Dublin | Places

Dublin Day Trips – A boat to Ireland’s Eye

It’s been a busy month for us with all the house moving and redecorating, but we try and spend some days getting out and about in the (sometimes) sunny summer weather. Recently we were lucky to choose a pleasant day for a trip out to Ireland’s Eye. We had signed up to head over for the […]

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Spain

Lost in Suances

Suances is a little town just on the outskirts of Santander.  A convenient spot to spend a last night before the trek to Santander Airport. It was a last minute choice for us, based on what was accommodation was available on short notice. Literally booked the morning we departed from the mountains. We had a […]

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