Tag Archives: coffee

Optimistic Outlook

(Bad…? Not too bad…?) The following morning we left early but not before Denis spilled his coffee. Every morning Denis makes a travel mug of coffee and sips it throughout the day. (Sunset in Torre de Moncorvo from our parking … Continue reading

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Tour Guide for Hire

(Marigolds from Sintra) We’re going into Lisbon tomorrow and I’ve a great tour organized for Denis. Isabel can’t make it so I’ll be the guide but he doesn’t know that yet. (I used to be a guide on the Rock … Continue reading

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A Day in Porto – Part 2

(Lunch at A cafe called the Garden in Porto. Florentine eggs) Just in case you were worried, we have managed to top up our toll account online. This was impossible (for me) to do last year and created a mighty … Continue reading

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Kittens and Coffee

(Spring, spring, spring) We are still at the house of the oranges in the garden. Ruby is still at the garage. We have fallen into a different routine here. Normally we have breakfast and lunch in the van and get … Continue reading

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Road Trip

(There was an amazing sky last night) We went driving around the countryside today. That wasn’t the plan but that’s what happened. We woke early and my plan was to go take pictures at the beach 2km down the road. … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Cafe God

(Yesterday morning I had to cross this scary bridge, it goes over two dual carriageways! I sang Christmas songs to myself to stop me closing my eyes and lying down. I went back today to take pictures for you.. you’re … Continue reading

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It’s hard to imagine…

(Really like this building we passed yesterday) As I write the wind is gusting outside the van and I can hear the not so gentle raindrops on the roof. In other circumstances I might be tempted to complain but I have … Continue reading

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We’re in Portugal!

(We’re here!) We have arrived! Less than a hour’s drive and we’ve crossed the border. We forgot about the time change (we’re now back to Irish time) and went looking for coffee at 9am! But that’s one of the great … Continue reading

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We have electricity!

(Just as the sun was rising at Ortiguera. Can you see the fishing boat coming home?) We have moved from our lighthouse location overlooking the Bay of Biscay, but before we left I took some pictures as the sun was … Continue reading

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Beware of the… stationery

(Seen at roundabout near Saint Lô. I think it means being here changes your point of view) We have a bit of a routine going and while the weather is encouraging us to move along, that is what we are … Continue reading

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The Library

(I’m at the Library) So today, on the lookout for a Portuguese venue to rival McDonalds, I’ve come to the library. And I can report that the chairs are comfy, there is indeed wifi and I can sit here for … Continue reading

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Happy Puppydog Day

(Fishermen on the Dordogne, just over the hedge from our pitch) We have reached the Dordogne and it’s very hot. We arrived on Wednesday around lunch time. Very slow at the best of times the heat makes me much slower … Continue reading

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Obama and Me….

We’ve seen lots more beauty in the past two days since leaving Kilkee but we got a great surprise in a small town called Moneygall. (Beautiful place on Loop Head called Bridges of Ross) Around noon I was hungry and … Continue reading

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Rainy day in Ballaghaderreen

(This is why rain is so great… it makes wonderful green stuff) Today was a little bit wet so I didn’t get a chance to take many photos. Fortunately, I took a lot yesterday. We’re staying in the small town of … Continue reading

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Café Crawling in Budapest

(This is a book shop with a cafe…) We went walking very early this morning to begin our tour of the cafés. There’s a lot. Budapest is famous for it’s cafe culture dating back to the time of the Turkish … Continue reading

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Free Tea! Free Coffee!

(Art on the old city wall) Before we got here I was researching Krakow (with help, thank you Magda!) and one of the things I found was a free cafe, called Cafe Fińska. Well, almost free… in return for a … Continue reading

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The train to Krakow.

(The first train – we had a two-seater version of this arrangement. Can you see the coat hooks? The power sockets? The adjustable seat lever? The folding table, concealing a little rubbish receptacle?) We have arrived in Krakow! Our train … Continue reading

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Attention! Losing, Seeking and Paying.

(The tea shop in France…) I was in a coffee shop yesterday with Denis. It was a new one so I was spending some time looking around at the decor, which I liked. Followed by some time looking around at … Continue reading

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Sunday Walking

(The one picture in Marley Park) We are continuing our new tradition of a Sunday walk and today we went back to Marley Park. We didn’t bring the camera…. we’re a bit lazy and anyway we both had cameras in … Continue reading

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Where do all the clothes come from?

(We had no idea there was a lovely walled garden in Marley Park, about 30 minutes from home) Right so we’re back where we started, everything’s the same but nothing’s the same. And my most pressing question is… where did … Continue reading

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Île de Ré, France

(Buildings in the port town of St. Martin de Ré) Very busy weekend. On Friday we went to Île de Ré (thank you little brother for the suggestion). It’s an island joined to the mainland (at La Rochelle) by a … Continue reading

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Happy Friday – The Art of Coffee

As well as experimenting with art and Just Pudding (formerly know as Bread and Butter Pudding) I am now experimenting with coffee. As I’m on holidays I have been indulging in my coffee joy. That is, one coffee per day … Continue reading

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Sunday’s are quiet.

It’s Sunday as I write and this morning we went off for a drive, as you do. We were getting a feel for the surrounding area, checking out the nearest mini market, the restaurants, forest walks, pretty towns and villages. … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday in the countryside and I’m feeling lucky.

We finally arrived. The boat stopped and we were amazingly lucky to be in the line that moved out first. Not that it really matters who gets off first but it feels like being allowed out to play from school, … Continue reading

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Down memory lane with buttons….

(A Sony Walkman picture  – can’t find mine – too small…) Yesterday we went to the market in Dun Laoghaire. It’s held in the People’s Park and there’s food, books, music (live and recorded), vegetables, meat (cooked and raw), crafts, … Continue reading

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Canada, the summary…

Day 1 Leaving Dublin. (Waiting to board our plane to Toronto) Day 2 The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition.) (The Sky Ride at the CNE) Day 3 Resting and remembering our Tiki Float. (Our team of bead throwers for the CNE … Continue reading

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Fear and Lightening on the way to Niagara Falls.

(Treats at Tim Hortons) We set off for Niagara Falls this morning (Tuesday). Denis went to pick up the hire car while I packed enough for the two days away. Something lovely happened when he got home. You remember Doris’s … Continue reading

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Happy Labour Day and Happy Birthday Bro!

(The famous Timmys) Today is Labour Day – a holiday here in Canada, almost everyone’s off work and all the shops are closed. We will be resting mainly because we’ve already had a packed weekend. On Friday we left Barrie … Continue reading

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Pause…. now, have a look at that thing you did….

(Seagull, taking a pause in Bath) I was digging in the garden yesterday and my project is very close to completion. You might remember the garden was overrun by weeds and I wondered how I might clear it? Turns out … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mammy!

(This way. This way.) It’s a bank holiday weekend in Ireland so we celebrated and had our lunch out and now we’re having coffee (for him) and green tea (for me) as well. My sister-in-law (Hi Helen!) thinks I spend … Continue reading

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