• Spain
  • La Gomera


    For a about a week, I worked remotely on the island of La Gomera at a little place in a barranco called La Mangita. I had a little apartment to myself with views over the valley, mountains, trees and the cliffs from my balcony. To maximise my daylight hours, I woke up at sunrise and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Exploring Ireland
  • Inchy


      Well worth the drive west, Inchydoney is a lovely beach on the good and bad weather days. It’s actually part of an island that’s connected to the mainland by two causeways. If you’re looking for a good spot for lunch or a pint, visit the quaint nearby town of Clonakilty. We were lucky to stop at […]