India and the battle with the mind…

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It’s been an unusual day…. For a start I’m here – in India. I’ve been dreaming of this for years and now I’m here I feel I should be stupidly excited, but instead I’m fighting with my brain. I always have a wobble when I arrive on the other side … Read More

The great escape

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I had no idea what to expect from an ‘escape room’ but the experience far surpassed my expectations. I don’t want to give too much away about what happens in the room so won’t say too much. Our room was a mystery of why someone had planted a bomb in … Read More

Cantillon Brewery

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A late night, after 2.30am, led to a late morning (for some of us) by the time I emerged at gone half 10 Ben had been awake for hours and had bought croissants and waffles and orange juice for breakfast, exactly what I needed. Today we have walked many miles … Read More

Let the beer tasting begin

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Uneventful journey, first time on Eurostar, spacious apartment and all that, but… the point in being in Brussels was to sample the beer – so we wasted no time getting started. A meandering stroll from our apartment found us in the main square surrounded by stunning gilded buildings – the … Read More

The final furlong

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Written on December 4th 2014 Wet and tired but with lungs full of fresh sea air we were Killarney bound and found ourselves at Mackross house a beautiful country house that once hosted Queen Victoria. The grounds are also supposed to be spectacular (it was once a hunting lodge) but … Read More

Three mile Inch beach

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Written on December 2nd 2014 From Limerick to the Dingle Peninsular and Annascule, a tiny village with well nothing open! We arrived, unloaded and found our way to Dingle for tea. Dingle, was a lovely, and possibly upper market sea side town, but as it was about 6pm when we … Read More

A misty and murky day

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Written on December 1st 2014 There were two girls on a road trip, Who found themselves in Limerick Everything was closed, But the point of this prose, Is to prove the Blarney stone’s no gimmick Can you guess where we went next?? We arrived just in time to change and … Read More

The gift of eloquence

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Written on 30th November 2014 Blarney Castle was phenomenal, So much more than I expected. I had no idea the blarney stone would be located at the top of a stunning medieval castle which itself is perched atop an eight metre cliff created by quarrying the stone for the rock … Read More

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