To finish off March, my green month, here’s a shot of some peppers we grew the first year we started growing vegetables.

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That year the garden was fabulous and we grew so much…it hasn’t been the same since.


St Patrick’s Weekend!

Happy St Patrick’s Weekend! This year we’re very lucky that 17th fell on a Friday, so we have 3 days to celebrate! This post is especially for Nicole over on Just Live It. I think some people in other countries have an image of what it’s like to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, so I decided to show what it’s like as an Irish person in Ireland.

I really believe that it’s more important if you’re Irish abroad. It’s a chance to be proud of your nationality and meet up with others. When I lived in Italy I made a big effort to make little bags of green, white and orange sweets to give to my classes. For me here, it’s a nice day off to catch up with friends. I don’t have green decorations in my house or wear a leprechaun hat or go to a parade.

So here are a few photos of my day yesterday. We started off  by taking advantage of the dry morning with a nice walk in the woods looking for fairy doors (we were lucky in Cork that the rain stayed away). This was followed up by a traditional breakfast. Some people prefer mushrooms or tomatoes with their fry, but I’m a beans person all the way.

With full bellies it was off to the pub to catch up with friends, drink proper beer and bet on the Gold Cup! A great day was had by all.

I did wear green for the day and I was lucky 🙂

After that it was off home to watch some rugby. Unfortunately the under-20s and the women lost their matches, so today’s match is all for pride.


Source: Irish Rugby

I’ll be shouting loudly for the Boys in Green today.

And so I’ll just leave you with a final message from Dublin Airport…..




I’ve been a bit spoilt for choice with the theme for this week’s challenge. I spent the whole week looking for the perfect green shot. There’s just so much green everywhere, I couldn’t decide what to do! We are the Emerald Isle and the colour dominates the place. If you’re in the countryside, it’s the nature. If you’re in towns and cities, it’s visible on road signs, post boxes, shop fronts, flags…you name it, it’s green! Especially this week seeing as St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow.


I spotted this little guy in the middle of the fountain in the English Market today as I was strolling through. You never know where a leprechaun is going to pop up!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day 🙂