I Kept Quiet About My Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you’re dying to tell the world, but you want to wait till you pass the 12-week milestone. Waiting till the end of the first trimester is increasingly common, as this period is normally the highest risk period for any pregnancy complications. But for someone like me who found out that I wasContinue reading “I Kept Quiet About My Pregnancy”

Be Grateful When Life is Tough

How to be grateful and strong when things go wrong? There are times when we may feel like we cannot be grateful about anything in our lives. Losing a job or feeling burned out can contribute to one’s negative attitude. Experiencing financial losses or not being able to make ends meet can hurt deeply. EnduringContinue reading “Be Grateful When Life is Tough”

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookie

Nothing beats homemade cookies! If you run out of snacks in your pantry, and you’re lockdown at home because of the Covid19 pandemic. Stay calm. Don’t complicate things; you can try this recipe. So quick and easy. Ingredients 75g wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g porridge oats 50g caster sugar 75g butter (or coconutContinue reading “Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookie”

Banana Blueberry Muffin

We are stuck at home because of Covid19 pandemic. Our food is about to run out. Boredom strikes us. Yet, we can do something else to make use of our ample time. How about baking? It doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re looking for quick and easy recipe, try this one! Ingredients 3 largeContinue reading “Banana Blueberry Muffin”

Three Things To Learn in Time of Covid-19

One of the most important life lessons a person can learn is, “This too shall pass”. It’s a simple realization that this pandemic is not permanent. This moment, the way things are as they currently appear, shall change… and, it already has. Everything is always changing. People changed and people learned from this crisis. ThisContinue reading “Three Things To Learn in Time of Covid-19”

Weekend Getaway: Ballycotton

A 25-minute (24km) drive from home to the hidden gem of East Cork is a perfect escape during weekends. This small picturesque fishing village sits on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and is surrounded by sandy beaches. It is about 40 km east of Cork City. There are plenty of things to do in thisContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Ballycotton”

Weekend Getaway: Old Head Kinsale

Old Head Kinsale, a slice of coastal paradise, protruding more than 3km into the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the Southwest Coast in County Cork, not just famous for its 17th century lighthouse but also a golfer’s paradise. According to trip advisor reviews, “Definitely one not to miss for golfers”. Last summer 2019, we drove upContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Old Head Kinsale”

The Burren National Park

Whether you’re a backpacker, a history, geography or geology geek, a family with kids or even someone who’s up for some real adventure you’re going to fall in love with this breathlessly beautiful part of Ireland. After we visited Cliffs of Moher, we headed to one of the six National Parks of Ireland, The BurrenContinue reading “The Burren National Park”

Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification

About 2km from the city centre of Cork is the rocky limestone outcrop that Blackrock Castle sits on. It has been a site of fortification since the late 16th century. The original tower was built by the citizens of Cork in 1582 to guard the water approach to the city from pirates and other raiders.Continue reading “Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification”

Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens

Situated 8 km from Cork City is The Blarney Castle, originally dates from before 1200, when a timber house was believed to have been built on the site, although no evidence remains on this. Around 1210 this was replaced by a stone fortification. In 1446, it was rebuilt by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, Lord of Muscry, whoContinue reading “Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens”

Fall in St. Stephen’s Green

In the centre of Dublin, you can find a natural oasis in the form of St Stephen’s Green. Elegantly landscaped, this rectangular 22 acres park is filled with bright colours during the autumn season making it a stunning backdrop for a walk. It’s the ideal place when you want to escape the hustle and bustleContinue reading “Fall in St. Stephen’s Green”