Category Archives: Travel

Photos from France – part 1

We came home with over 600 photos between our two cameras and spent a good few hours today sifting through them and writing some captions. The first installment can be found via the link below: Photos from Nice, Monaco and the Cote d’Azur More to come in the following days as we find some more […]

A weekend in Tuscany

It’s been a tough Monday getting back into the swing of things after our weekend away. Truthfully I’d much prefer to have spent my Monday relaxing in a piazza in Florence, sipping wine and eating antipasto. We flew into Pisa airport late on Friday and on Saturday we spent the day in Pisa. In the […]

Scotland – Days 2 to 6

Already over a week since we were Scotland and I’m only just getting around to writing about our second day there! The new year is certainly off to a roaring start. On Day 2 (Dec 28) we started out from Inverness on a very cold, frosty and foggy morning and attempted to see some more […]

Scotland – Day One

Our Scotland jaunt started last night when arrived at Prestwick Airport after only a short delay from our Ryan Air flight. We picked up our hire car and made it into Glasgow for the night without incident. Our hotel room for the night  (Ibis) was serviceable (and a carbon-copy of the room layout of the […]

Hello New York!

I’ve had 2 great days in New York so far. My flight arrived late and amid torrential rain and turbulence on Saturday night. By the time I got through immigration I was very tired and very very glad to see Matt waiting for me! Interestingly, I had trouble at immigration because they couldn’t get their […]

In Bruges

Last weekend we took a trip to Belgium, staying in Brussels and visiting nearby Bruges. As with any weekend trip it flew by too quickly and left us very tired by Monday morning. But we did have a great time away and really enjoyed visiting Bruges, sampling the local fare and snapping photos around the […]

A week in Malta

After a week in sunny Malta we are both sporting a healthy glow – a slight improvement on the pale and pasty complexion we have been developing throughout the “Irish summer”. It was refreshing to take a week off and I feel quite rejuvenated after soaking in the sun for a week. It was also […]

Panic!… crisis averted

Phew, we had an eleventh hour crisis tonight as we began packing for Malta. With the suitcases nearly full and all in order I went to get our passports from the file in our drawer. One passport was found – mine, one passport was missing – Matt’s. We searched the drawer, we searched Matt’s desk, […]

On the road

Aug 2nd – 10:02 Yesterday we made some eleventh hour travel plans for this long weekend. We’re going on the road – hiring a car for a couple of days and driving generally southwards to see what we find. Good company, lots of music and snack food, nice landscapes and quaint villages, and hopefully a […]

Our adventures in the UK

We’re relaxing at home today after an epic adventure yesterday. We went on a day trip with the Apex group (a bunch of 18-30yr olds) from our church to a theme park in Wales. The theme park (Oakwood) was pretty awesome with some great rides, including a wooden roller coaster with plenty of twists and […]