A LIFESTYLE BLOG. MUSINGS ABOUT TRAVEL, INTERIORS, RECIPES AND LIFE IN GENERAL.

A LIFESTYLE BLOG. MUSINGS ABOUT TRAVEL, INTERIORS, RECIPES AND LIFE IN GENERAL.

D'If Castle Marseille

Château d’If : Fortress and Prison

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During a recent trip to Marseille – a port city in southern France - we did some exploring. One of our excursions included a trip to the Frioul archipelago, a group of four islands, about 1.5km from Marseille. We also visited…
Easy Summer dessert

Easy Summer Dessert

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During the summer months outside meals and barbecues are the order of the day, especially if the weather is warm and dry. And this is always a very important consideration when living in Ireland. To then also have an easy summer…
easy updates flowers

Quick refresh of your interior space

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It happens. You look around your space and you just feel tired with the decor, the interior. No specific reason, it just doesn't inspire you anymore. That means it is time for a quick refresh of your interior space. Without…
Visiting a city that you haven't visited before

Tips when visiting a ‘new’ city

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Visiting a city you've never visited before can be daunting. Here are some tips.
ginger rolls

Rolled Up Ginger Snaps

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Ginger is one of those versatile spices that is not only used in cooking and baking, but can also be helpful for a variety of ailments. Recently I found this recipe for thin rolled up ginger snaps, akin to brandy snaps, which…
entrance hall baskets

Household Items I can’t live without

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When you think of the items in your house, in your space, that really work, that fulfil their function properly, then there are actually quite a few. I recently walked around the house looking for these kind of items that I…
Cover Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

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Recently I revisited the novel by Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. As a debut novel – first published in 1958 – it is extraordinary how he depicts the cultural tragedy as a tribe deals with the impact of colonialism and…
emergency brownies

Emergency Brownies: recipe

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There is something about brownies which is just so addictive.  Chocolatey, chewy, gooey, fudge-like, sweet…. Just yum. Although I am not a star baker when it comes to brownies – I think it takes a lot of skill and…
Create a cozy outside

Interior ideas for your outside space

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In Ireland the summer is fickle.  Endless sunny days are not a given like for example a South African summer. But I still enjoy summer as a different season here. The beautiful greenery and colours everywhere, the birdsong,…