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Magic at Fraoch


As some of you know Fraoch is the Irish word for Heather. A flower which is known as a symbol of good luck and for it’s healing properties. So it is no surprise the that artist Fiona Hallinhan and yoga teacher/philosophy lecturer Luna Dolezal named their seasonal getaways Fraoch Retreats as they offer welcoming weekends which …

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French Lace


Last month I visited my lovely friends, Annik and Hugh in the Lot-et-Garonne region of France. It’s a very pretty, fruitful land with medieval villages, vineyards and chateaux sitting upon hilltops. Spring had just arrived and the countryside was dotted with the prettiest apple blossom trees, not unlike the Irish equivalent but with something uniquely …

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    Snapping Roses

    We are having an Indian summer this September, I am just back from a walk down Dun Laoghaire pier in my short sleeves! And last Sunday was also a day of glorious sunshine. I spent it in the company of other photographers for a Photowalk. Photowalk is a wonderful idea arranged via  Meet up where …

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    Heather’s Flowers

    I had the great honour recently of creating the wedding flowers for my best friend Heather’s special day. And it was a fairytale wedding to end all fairytale weddings not least because her wedding was in the garden of her family home- Oranmore Castle which is a beautiful 16th Century Norman tower  and is Pre-Raphaelite …

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    Where the Bluebells are…

    I love bluebell season. There is something so romantic about that blaze of blue threaded throughout a forest, by the roadside or in a garden. And they are the prettiest flowers in that fabulous blue purple shade with delicate bell flowers and a gorgeous scent. In Sligo there is a very special field on the …

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    Happy St Brigid’s Day

    These pretty white snowdrops popping their heads up in clusters underneath beech trees in Herbert Park today made me remember St Brigid’s Day; proof that the Irish spring really is coming. St Brigid’s Day is the 1st of February and traditionally marks the start of spring in Ireland and the promise of of longer, warmer …

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