• Ireland
  • Robert’s Cove, Cork


    One almost-hot, sunny day, I took a drive out southwest from Cork city to Robert’s Cove. There was a lot of seaweed washed up on the beach that day but there were spots high up that were comfy enough for sitting on the sand and getting a touch of a sun.  On the right, behind the houses […]

  • Ireland
  • 2015 Snowfall


    As things cool down and the frequency of the storms increase, I’ve been thinking back to last winter when we had just been in Ireland for three months. It was the usual: some people thought the weather was the worst it had ever been, some people thought it was too warm, the snow was late, the snow […]

  • Cool Cork
  • Nandos


    In Cork City, the double-storey Nandos is impressive compared to what we’re used to in South Africa where it’s more of a take-away vibe. It’s got plenty of space with high ceilings, a modern feel and a large menu. Staff usually welcome us and show us to a table with a menu in hand, but then we’re expected […]

  • Cool Cork
  • Hey Pesto


    Over on Paul Street, there’s a lovely little spot that has opened up opposite the Natural Foods Bakery. The inside is modern and clean with spaces to sit and enjoy your meal, drinks and / or snacks. I don’t have any food photos here but you can head over to their Facebook page to find […]

  • Art & Design
  • Cork Craft & Design


    I found the open-plan Cork Craft & Design store on the ground floor of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre and was suddenly drawn in for a closer look at the works of local artisans and artists on display. Creations included glass items, jewellery, textiles, furniture, ceramics, woodwork, accessories, home decor items and of course art. […]