With Irish summer In bloom!

It wouldn't be an Irish summer without someone making lists of the essentials to bring for an Irish day out, umbrellas, rain coats, factor 60 creams, ham sandwiches (which usually end up as ham & sand sandwiches), tayto crisps but to name a few things. But a simple ramble through the Irish Countryside and simply enjoy it's stunning natural colours and beauty, is a special treat, an Irish Green wonderland. 

and you can find .... rolling hills

beautiful Rolling Fields

beautiful scented cherry blossoms bursting with colour and vibrancy ....

Cherry Tree Hills

Rolling rapeseed fields of golden sunshine bursting with delight...

Rolling Hills of Rapeseed

 

explosions of pink marshmallow balls puffing through the air...

Cherry trees bursting with colour

 

blue skies ... beautiful blue skies....

The Skies the limit

 

and soft sounds of birds chirping

Soft touches of the magnolia tree

 

magical Ireland, We are blessed. XX SR


'For All that Glitters' - Dublin's Fair City, Christmas 2017

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'Dublin's Fairest City'  -

and now developing to be a beautiful twinkling spectacle of shimmering lights during this festive season 2017.

As I took a wander through the cobblestone walkways of temple bar and onwards to Grafton Street, where shoppers bustle along (some pausing with their multitude of bags, enjoying the traditional Irish musical sessions scattered along the infamous street), I approached Stephens Green shopping Centre.

Built in 1988, it Is a domed shaped centre, filled with a beautiful glass ceiling and an

architectures haven. The wonders of the decorative detail is quite magical.. almost giving it the scene of being in the North Pole - with the vintage style large clock glass volted ceiling and huge Christmas Balls gallantly hanging from the rooftops. A Feist of festive cheer to the sight.

A wander back down Grafton street is a must, stopping at the infamous 'Bewleys  Café', one of Dublin's most iconic and celebrated landmarks, which reopened its doors after a 3 year renovation. Following a multi million refurbishment, the landmark café sees the return of the infamous stained glass windows, open fireplaces. A mouthwatering Hot chocolate is a sure treat as you are guided to your seats.

Crisp, fresh Dublin in December, A beautiful days venture to see all that Glitters! xx SR.