Iceland Day 2021: a joyful brass band, noodles & a reflective harbour

I happened to be in Reykjavík on the 17th of June this year, and thinking about what would be a fun way to spend my day. I had managed not to have to be quarantined thanks to PCR testing, as I am fully vaccinated, but at that time did not have a QR code vaccination … Continue reading Iceland Day 2021: a joyful brass band, noodles & a reflective harbour

Reykjavik on Foot: Sun Voyager to Hallsgrimkirkja to Rainbow Street & Althingi

Good day to you! Yes, it's a video release day, but for those of us who like writing too, it's also a writing day! Sun Voyager Reykjavik is a delight to explore on foot. If you're able, most things are within a 10 minute (max 15 minute) trundle around town. Footpaths are even and stable, … Continue reading Reykjavik on Foot: Sun Voyager to Hallsgrimkirkja to Rainbow Street & Althingi

Ireland Reopens: I visit Gorey, Co. Wexford after Covid restrictions

Restrictions in Ireland started to ease slightly after May 10th, 2021, and so off I went in my wee car from Northern Ireland to the deep South (permitted) to visit my friend Sara. Yes, Sara of Riverdance, Anuna, Suantrai and general teaching excellence! We had great craic: good food, a nice bottle of wine (ouchy … Continue reading Ireland Reopens: I visit Gorey, Co. Wexford after Covid restrictions

Experiences: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Be still, my beating heart!  As I sit here writing (having just arrived back in Ireland), my mind turns to the beautiful Kakadu National Park as a cyclone sweeps in to the Northern Territory.  I was so lucky to visit there on a sunny, still day at the heart of what is usually the wet … Continue reading Experiences: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Days Out: Alice Springs Walkabout

There's nothing like a recommendation to get you started.  Alice Springs looks like Shannon Town Centre would if it were 45 degrees Celsius outside.  All the essentials are there, but it wasn't designed to have pleasing architecture. Except, when you have an insider's eye, things start to look up.  A guide at Uluru had worked … Continue reading Days Out: Alice Springs Walkabout