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The Benefits of Shopping Locally

Shopping locally is a wonderful way to support your local community, reduce waste and benefit the environment. It can also help you save money. Here are even more reasons why I love shopping in my local community. Benefits of Shopping Locally Convenience My nearest local shop is less than two miles away. That’s walking distance in good Read More…

A Visit to Blarney Castle Home of the Blarney Stone

When I was a little girl, my Dad and my Grandpa used to talk about kissing the Blarney Stone. It’s part of Blarney Castle and kissing it is said to give you the gift of eloquence. Although neither my Dad nor my Grandpa had ever kissed the aforementioned stone, they both had that gift, and Read More…

Fall Gardening from The Hearth and Soul Hop

Hello and welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party. This week I’m featuring fall gardening, a garden DIY idea and a delicious recipe – but more about that in a moment. Fall has really arrived here in the UK. The sun is setting earlier and the days are getting much cooler. It’s the perfect Read More…

Old Fashioned Applesauce Pecan Brownie Recipe

This Old-Fashioned Applesauce Pecan Brownie Recipe may be the most delicious brownie recipe I have ever tasted. These pecan-studded beauties are light, seriously chocolatey, and dangerously more-ish. The recipe is adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook – my tried and true ‘Cooky Book’ (that’s really how they spelled it!) which I bought when I was Read More…

A Day in Dublin – Things to See and Do

Dublin is a city absolutely teaming with history. The first Viking settlements were established here over a thousand years ago and Dublin had an established parliament by the beginning of the fourteenth century. Yet Dublin is also a modern and vibrant capital city with many cultural festivals and events. It’s the kind of place you Read More…