Category Europe

Oot and Aboot: Ayrshire

InverAyr From the Gaelic Ihbhir Air  meaning Mouth of the River Ayr. Nowadays it is simply known as Ayr. The 12th most populous settlement in Scotland with a rich history to show for itself. It became a major marketplace and harbour during the medieval period after King William the Lion ordered a castle to be built between the […]

Of Mice and Rain!

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain For promis’d joy. Celtic Connections There are lots of benefits to being married to a Scottish person. They share a deep sense of humour and will not say no to any type of adventure. While they […]

Budapest Part 4: Something Blue

So we have reached  our last post on Budapest and the end of our Wedding Rhyme. We have previously written about Something Old, Something New and Something Borrowed. It was time for Something Blue. Hmmm I wonder what we can write about to tie it all together. I think I will listen to some Strauss […]

Budapest Part 3: Something Borrowed

Read Parts One and Two here.   Like all great cities Budapest is not ashamed to take something that works and put it’s own spin on things. Budapest also plays host to a wild menagerie of visitors – each bringing different cultural values and traditions. Some of these ideas have stuck! Bath Time In Monty […]

Budapest Part 2: Something New

Commence au Festival! Away from the historic landmarks and beyond the shadows of the various buildings of antiquity of Pest but not quite within the reaches of the industrial new-town of Buda there is a magical place. An Island.  51 weeks of the year it is simply that – an island. It has trees, walkways […]

Budapest Part 1: Something Old

After a crazy two weeks, split between Ireland and Scotland with our families, oh and our wedding 🙂 we decided to spend a few days in Budapest as a mini-moon before heading back to Oz. We had talked about a Blog Ban for this trip as it was a bit personal but after visiting this […]

Kilkenny…for all it’s Wort!

Ah come on now John. You have been blogging for three years now so how can you have a typo in the Post Title? It’s not a typo. My brother Emmet had organised my Stag in Kilkenny and it was here that I found out what ‘wort’ really is. Thanks Emmet 🙂 1232 AD : St […]