Vegan Paella

Vegan Paella - Being Vegan in Spain I have always loved paella and here is my version of paella that is 100% vegan. Paella for two persons: Pan: 25cm diameter / 4cm deep For the vegetable base I have added: 1 sweet salad onion (chopped) 1 red pepper (diced) 10 green...

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Waterford Walls

Waterford Walls Late last year on a weekend trip to Waterford, whilst driving into the city we were greeted with a stunning image of a man’s body being embraced from behind with further unknown hands firmly clasped around his out stretched arms. The image...

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Khow Thai, Galway

Khow Thai, Galway Khow Thai, Galway Literally the nicest spring rolls I have had has been in the Khow Thai restaurant in Galway. Located in an industrial estate in Galway city, I only accidentally happened across it as I was walking down to meet the hubby...

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The Skinny Kitchen Belfast

The Skinny Kitchen, Belfast The Skinny Kitchen, Belfast Keeping with our recent visit to Belfast, one of our go to places to get a really nice vegan meal is the Skinny Kitchen. Located on the Boucher Road, unlikely enough amidst a retail park, that being...

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First Sunset 2018 – Looking forward

First Sunset 2018 - Looking forward For always and ever, at this time of the year I struggle the most. It is smack in the middle of winter for us here in Ireland (now I don't really mind that bit, apart from the lack of light), but it is also smack in the...

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The Honest Vegan, Belfast

The Honest Vegan, Belfast On our last visit to Belfast, we had previously eaten in a place called Raw on the Lisburn Road, and after two days of traveling and visiting family, we decided a nice sit down vegan meal was in order. So we made our way back to...

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Tra Salin Beach, Co Galway

Tra Salin Beach, Co Galway Tra Salin Beach, Co Galway Apart from visiting forest parks, my all time favourite places to visit are quiet beaches. Having lived most of my life on the West Coast of Ireland I would now find it almost impossible not to live...

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Birr Castle & Gardens

Birr Castle & Gardens Birr Town is just 1½ hours drive from Galway City, making it the perfect place to visit for one of our Sunday day trips. Located right in the heart of Birr town is Birr Castle, Gardens, and Science Centre, the Castle itself is the...

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New Year’s Day – 2017

New Year’s Day – 2017 First new video and post of 2017, but it is by no means the first I have drafted. Progressively over the past number of years, I have been unpeeling the onion layers of ideas and cultural norms I have taken for granted most of my...

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Malaga’s Urban Street Art

Malaga's Urban Street Art Whilst researching ‘things to see & do” in Malaga before our recent trip there, I stumbled across the MAUS (Malaga Arte Urbano SoHo) project and added it as a definite must visit when we got there. I am so glad I did, as it...

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Rosscahill wood, Co Galway

Rosscahill wood, Co Galway Rosscahill wood, Co Galway Nemophilist – one who is fond of forest or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods. Definitely a word I will have to add to my vocabulary, as most of my spare time over the past year has been spent...

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Visit to Thoor Ballylee & Mill

Visit to Thoor Ballylee & Mill Even though Thoor Ballylee is just a quick 30 min drive from my home in Galway, it is somewhere we rarely get to visit. The former home of WB Yeats had been closed since 2009 due to extensive flood damage. Lack of funding...

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Energy Balls

Energy Balls Finally after much experimenting I have come up with a quick and easy recipe for energy balls I like. My usual go to shop bought ones are the Naked Bars but I really wanted to make some of my own, customised to what I like. These ones have...

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Vegan Potato, Pea Curry

Vegan Potato, Pea Curry Vegan Potato & Pea Curry This year has seen a lot of changes for me, all for the good I might add. I have gone from being kind of healthy (I used to think so anyway) to a lot healthier in general. For many years I had actually...

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Estufa Fria, Lisbon

Estufa Fria, Lisbon Estufa Fria – Cold Greenhouse On our last trip to Lisbon we got to visit an amazing enclosed green space called Estufa Fria, which literally translates into English as Cold Greenhouse. Located in Parque Eduardo VII, Estufa Fria began...

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Last days of Summer – In the Garden

Last days of Summer – In the Garden https://youtu.be/0Fk8LGky5Ws We are in the last few days of August, schools are starting back and summer is coming to an end. Living on the west coast of Ireland, we experienced a lot of rain this summer, but today the...

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Grasshopper

Grasshopper Common woodland grasshopper we recently met on one of our woodland trips. One of the best things about being a regular visitor to our local woodland in Derrydonnell is the sheer amount of wonderful insects you can encounter on a daily basis....

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Moate to Mullingar 60 km Cycle

Moate to Mullingar 60 km Cycle For our 3rd trip to the Old Rail Trail in the Irish midlands we decided to start at Moate and cycle through to Mullingar, a cycle officially listed as just under 60km, but because we cycled a tad further we ended up going...

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Woodland Puppy Walks

Woodland Puppy Walks This year we have made an absolute concerted effort to get out and about a lot more than usual, to be honest when you have two crazy energetic springer spaniels it really is a necessity. This short video was taken on one of our...

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Coole Park Woodland Cycle

https://youtu.be/Iyo4h_zu7r4 Coole park is a great place to visit for many reasons, fab woodland walks, local history, amazing Irish literature connections to name but a few. One of our favourite things to do, is to take out the bikes and go for a...

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Evening Walks

Evening Walks https://youtu.be/jtox_p-pxs4 My second favourite place in all of Galway to visit has to be Tra Salin beach, which is just past Spiddal. Sadly, we have had a very short summer this year but the hasn't stopped us visiting and enjoying the sun...

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Harvesting Chamomile

Harvesting Chamomile Usually I have a mixture of dried chamomile and tea bags in the house, but this year I wanted to grow and harvest some of my own. I seeded in a small green house earlier in the year and then transplanted outside once the weather...

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Athlone Mullingar Greenway

Athlone Mullingar Greenway  Athlone Mullingar Greenway AKA The Old Rail Trail The 40km Athlone Mullingar Greenway runs along what was originally the railway track between the two towns. The trains officially stopped running in 1987 and the line has been...

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