Music in the Streets

A bit of music on Paul Street from our local piano man. He rolls this upright piano here and plays for passerby. A joyful moment in the hustle and bustle of city life. 


Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

We visited beautiful County Wickow this weekend and enjoyed nature walks, good food, and the all-around fabulousness of Glendalough and Laragh. Glendalough means 'valley with two lakes' and is a paradise of nature walks and rocky scenic views.

Bus Fare Increase

With 2009 comes many new changes, particularly in the economy. One change that is noticed every day may be the bus fares. Bus Eirèànn has raised its adult single fare 0.15 cents to €1.60. Which means that if you are taking three or more bus trips in a single day, it is more cost effective to... Continue Reading →

No More Zavvi

Zavvi record store on The Grand Parade in Cork City has now closed. It stayed open for quite a while as the company failed financially. As of today, it was reported (BBC) that a total of 19 of their stores were sold to HMV. Before this process began, Zavvi had 11 retail stores in the... Continue Reading →

Romantic Getaways

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought of some romantic getaways. Of course, it doesn't have to be Valentine's weekend to enjoy these - in fact prices may be better at off-peak times. So you get credit for the gift twice, give a photo of the destination or a book about it for Valentine's... Continue Reading →

London in Love

I just read ‘Julie’s Gift’ written by Kevin Kirsch, a husband who is not a feelings sharer, but through this novella lets us all know (including his wife) that he does have deep feelings. It is a nice light read that may make you look at your unromantic partner a bit differently since it reminds you that just... Continue Reading →

Mani/Pedi Time!

This morning, I treated my fingertips and toes to the luxury of a manicure and pedicure. Some thought it was a bit fruitless to get this done the morning I leave to return to Ireland since travel takes its toll on fingernails and feet, but it seemed like a great time to pamper myself.

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