Japanese Gardens – Co. Kildare

October 14, 2010

We recently took a little day trip to the Japanese Gardens in Tully, Co. Kildare. It was such a lovely time. We took loads of pics, but I thought I’d share here just a few of my favourites.


Japanese gardens tully co.kildare

Japanese gardens tully co.kildare

Japanese gardens tully co.kildare

Japanese gardens tully co.kildare

Japanese gardens tully co.kildare

Japanese gardens tully co.kildare

If you ever get the chance to visit, I do hope you’ll go!

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National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

September 5, 2010

Last Monday, continuing with our little staycation, we visited the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.  I won’t go too in depth in this post about this lovely place, as I’ve already written about it once before. But, we had a lovely time and took many, many photos!

These are just a few of my favourites…

I love this place! Every time you go back, you see something new!

You can see more pics and view our walk here in this little widget…

Botanic Gardens

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Collecting Nature: The beach

August 31, 2010

As I spoke briefly about in my last post, I picked up all sorts of treasures on our trip to the beach the other day.

These are a few of my favourites…

collecting nature sea glass drift wood

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Greystones to Bray Cliffwalk

August 29, 2010

We finally had some nice weather! On Friday we got up early and headed into town to catch the train somewhere. We weren’t sure where, but once at Connolly station we decided we’d do the Greystones to Bray cliffwalk again. Was beautiful the first time, why not?

So, we took the train to Greystones. Got off and headed down to the beach.

greystones beach

We walked up and down the beach for about a mile looking for sea glass and shells.

Then we headed back into the town of Greystones for some coffee. We stopped at this cute little cafe, situated at the entrance of the cliffwalk, and had a big ol’ cappuccino and some apple pie. Was just the thing to re-energize us for the walk! Couple of health nuts, we are.

Then, off we were!

greystones to bray cliffwalk

The cliffwalk itself is 8km. And it is a truly beautiful walk!

greystones to bray cliffwalk

Once we got to Bray we stopped at this picnic bench to eat our sammiches and rest a minute.

The Bray promenade is just the cutest thing. I love all those brightly coloured buildings.

It was cooling down quite a bit by now, but we strolled along the beach again looking for more sea glass. I found all sorts of treasures, but I’m saving those for another post. :D

We were knackered by the time we got home, but it was a beautiful trip!

You can see the full length of our walk here in this neat little gadget.

You can even see when we speed up downhill and slow down uphill.  Pretty cool!

Greystones to Bray

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I could live here

August 5, 2010

It’s a bit out of the way, but c’mon. How charming is this!?

And the view!

I can’t imagine I would ever be uninspired.


Let’s Take A Trip – Gypsy Caravan Holiday Breaks

February 16, 2010

To the mystical Somerset, a land of Kings, in South West England. Where you can get down to basics at the Gypsy Caravan Holiday Breaks Park.

We’ll sleep in the cider apple orchard …

and wake to horses grazing beside us …

and tea already brewing for us …

and perhaps some more tea at sunset … why not?

and then fall asleep peacefully amongst the trees.

It’s like my favourite thing to do (camping) but oh so much better!

Who’s coming with me?
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