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Tuesday in Waltham Abbey 

Last Tuesday Kerry and I decided to head to the small town of Waltham Abbey in Essex. It isn’t very far from us, and I have often heard how pretty it is there, but I guess sometimes when things are on your doorstep you don’t always stop and appreciate them. I’m pleased we did, as… Continue reading Tuesday in Waltham Abbey 

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Veggie Friendly Options at The Wetherspoons (Ireland)

Kerry and I have been in to Cork City a couple of times since being in Ireland and we have found The Linen Weaver, Corks only branch of Wetherspoons, to be a great, tasty, convenient option for grabbing a quick bite to eat. Everything is clearly marked if it’s plant-based and I have always found… Continue reading Veggie Friendly Options at The Wetherspoons (Ireland)

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A Stroll through Midleton

Since arriving in Ireland, just over 3 weeks ago, Kerry and I have been staying in a town called Midleton. Literally meaning ‘middle town’ in English, it sits 10 miles between both Cork City and Youghal. Steeped in rich history Midleton can trace its roots back to the Norman invasion of 1180 and it took… Continue reading A Stroll through Midleton

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Spicy Bombay Potatoes 

My not-so-secret love affair with all things potato is still going strong as Kerry and I enter our 3rd week in Ireland. So far, Ireland has certainly lived up to my preconceptions weather wise, it has barely stopped raining and the temperature has yet to reach double digits! But, despite our newly acquired hermit-esque lifestyle and… Continue reading Spicy Bombay Potatoes 

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Irish Potato Cakes with Spinach & Kale

Think Ireland, think potatoes right? Ireland has quite the affinity with the good old spud and as Kerry and I are calling the Emerald Isle home for the next 5 weeks I thought I would embrace the heritage and carb up! So our first week here in Ireland we invested in a huge 4kg bag… Continue reading Irish Potato Cakes with Spinach & Kale

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Ballinacurra Graveyard

Not far from where Kerry and I are staying in Midleton, lay the ruins of an old Church of Ireland parish church and graveyard. Circa 1525-1575 what remains of the church is pretty scarce, but the head stones that are scattered throughout the cemetery are in relatively good condition, many are readable and a few… Continue reading Ballinacurra Graveyard

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Spain v Ireland: First Impressions

It’s Friday afternoon, Kerry and I have been in Ireland for, what, about 40 hours now and I thought it might be fun to have a little comparison sesh. Why not? Weather: Our last day in Spain was spent in Malaga, the temperature hit 25 degrees. People were wearing shorts, flip flops and sunnies, enjoying… Continue reading Spain v Ireland: First Impressions