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Fortitude Valley Forever

Fortitude Valley, described by Visit Brisbane as “a contradiction in itself – raw, yet sophisticated. It is where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat” It’s a fantastic, kinda grubby, little gem about a mile outside of the Brissy CBD and I absolutely adore it! When I first arrived in Australia back in August 2014,… Continue reading Fortitude Valley Forever

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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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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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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

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A Day in Malaga: A Brief Food & Travel Guide

Málaga….I couldn’t imagine a better city to end my Spanish adventure in! Fun, vibrant, cultural, historic, full of amazing food, quaint back streets and sunshine. Honestly I couldn’t have asked for anything more… except maybe a little more time to explore the city. Kerry and I arrived in Málaga late Tuesday morning. Our Alsa bus departed the… Continue reading A Day in Malaga: A Brief Food & Travel Guide

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Sunsets in Paradise

I am a total sucker for natural beauty; Everywhere you go there are so many breathtaking scenes, beautiful examples of Mother Nature at her very best. It’s a triumph for the scences, a moment of awe, an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for the planet we live on. I am overcome by so many emotions when… Continue reading Sunsets in Paradise