Photos from Ghent, Belgium

The answer to my quiz from earlier this week was Ghent, in Belgium! It was my first time in Belgium, although I was in Leiden, the Netherlands earlier this year and they are close in proximity. Ghent was way calmer than Dublin, so it was a nice break from the stress, even though I was […]

Beautiful sunrise on take off

My house mate and I were discussing the other day the things that kept us going during our darkest times. For her, hope was the thing that kept her going, like Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope” is the thing with feathers. “Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314) By Emily Dickinson “Hope” is the thing […]

Where in the world is SOIMF*?

*StandingOutInMyField Hello, here is a belated travel quiz for you! Belated because I’m already back from this work trip, but just assume I’m behind on everything for now. So the way it goes is 1 (imaginary internet) point for continent, 5 for country and 10 for city! TBH I would never get this but many […]

Take a hike! (with me?): Slea head

Still catching up on hiking I did in Kerry with the fam. River and I ended up getting quite ahead of her parents, but we had a good time. Much nicer weather than the hike around Bray head, absolutely stunning… I think that’s Dingle over there I told her to make a “I just conquered […]

Links to share

Great article by Manu Saunders on the types of insects that make honey (not just honeybees!). Bumblebees make honey in pots, so I always call them the “Winnie the Pooh” bees: Wasps, aphids and ants: the other honey makers Hugh Possingham is (in)famous for spinning a game show wheel to decide which species to save…this […]

Take a hike! (with me?): Bray head edition

A lovely little short hike out to Bray head and back that I did weeks ago with my uncle and cousin River (guys, I am so far behind on my posting it is not even funny, but this year has been full on). River is a surprisingly good hiker…surprising because she constantly complains, despite the […]