Achill Island & Mayo

    September 22, 2015


    In the west of Achill Island an old road winds its way between the sea and the mountains to Keem Bay. At one side the land falls away to the rushing Atlantic ocean and on the other rises Croaghaun mountain. The road ends at a beautiful beach which must be paradise when the weather is fine and warm. Today wild winds ripped through the bay, the day before the mists were so heavy we could hardly see the sea. But this is part of the experience of the Atlantic coast and these are the forces that have shaped the island, lest we forget. Continue Reading

  • style

    Winter Booties

      It’s a good time of year to get a pair of booties for winter and to help transition the seasons stylishly. You can’t go wrong with investing in black and neutrals, these are great…

    September 22, 2015
  • ireland

    Sligo Bay

    We explored the coast of Sligo on the kind summer’s evening that was typical in Ireland this year: heavy rain and high winds. We took the coast road under the Ox Mountains and passed…

    September 3, 2015
  • ukraine

    On The Road

    I’ve been living in the Ukraine for over a year now and I have a huge amount of photos (more posts about Ukraine to follow) but these ones are specifically from the road. The town that we…

    July 30, 2015
  • portugal

    Southwest Alentejo

    I can’t remember why we decided on the west coast of Portugal last April but the Alentejo was incredibly beautiful. We arrived in the late stages of the Portuguese spring in it’s full glory and…

    July 24, 2015
  • style

    7 Chic Outfits for an Irish Summer

    Summer in Ireland is hit or miss. True beach weather is usually associated with leaving the country. The spring summer season in Ireland is mild at best with a high risk of  sunny spells…

    July 14, 2015
  • books

    The Diary of a Provincial Lady

    “Lady Boxe calls… I say, untruthfully, how nice it is to see her…” In 1930 E.M Delafield was given an assignment by the editor of one of her favourite magazines, Time and Tide. The…

    July 13, 2015
  • france

    Gorges du Verdon

    In May 2014 we flew to Nice in the south of France, rented a little black Peugeot and drove over 2000 kilometres in five days through the prettiest villages, vineyards, mountains, valleys, and spectacular…

    July 3, 2015