St Patrick’s Day Abroad

St Patrick’s Day Abroad

This is my 3rd year in a row being outside of Ireland for St Patrick's Day, by far my favorite holiday of the year. Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New years...all fun but Paddy's day beats them all hands down! It is just pure and utter madness.  At first I was quite sad to be away from home, away … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Love sick or Puppy Love

Guest Post: Love sick or Puppy Love

Guest post written by my friend Kieran from The Long Acre Blog! :)   So, of recent weeks, a change has come over me. A change we can believe in? Perhaps!   Was i hungry? No. Tired? No. You been eating too much sugar again, kid? No, no, but maybe yes and no...   Could you call it love? Hmm, … [Read more...]

The GREAT Ocean Road

The GREAT Ocean Road

After our amazing 2 week  road trip around New Zealand, I bid farewell to Ali, who had to fly back to Auckland. My parents and I flew to Australia to drive the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, where we would be visiting Dad's cousins. Upon leaving Melbourne our first stop was the … [Read more...]

“Neighbours, Everybody needs good neighbours…”

“Neighbours, Everybody needs good neighbours…”

On one of my last days in Melbourne before jetting off to New Zealand to meet my parents, Vera and I decided to drive to Pine Oak Coart AKA Ramsay St from the popular Aussi soap "Neighbours". Excitement does not begin to descibe how I was feeling...I was pretty much ecstatic about finally getting to … [Read more...]

St Patrick comes to Melbourne

St Patrick comes to Melbourne

St Patricks Day, the nations favourite holiday, and a worldwide celebration of all things Irish. Leprechanuns, Irish dancing, Riverdance, Shamrocks and all things green. Oh and did I mention drinking? Lots and lots of drinking. Guinness, Bulmers, pints, shots, pub crawls, drinking marathons...all in … [Read more...]

Have YOU got your free ceiling insulation?

Have YOU got your free ceiling insulation?

On the train back to Melbourne, I was sat next to a group of 8 Irish guys. Feckin Irish...they’re everywhere!! The journey was pretty hilarious as all the lads were drinking beer to the dismay of the train staff. Lets say subtletey was not their strong point! Turned out they were working on the … [Read more...]

Guinness, Trucks and Antique cups

Guinness, Trucks and Antique cups

Mid January I decided to get out of Sydney and head down south to Melbourne. After one failied attempt at securing a ride share with some couchsurfers (sadly the car broke down 2 hours outside Sydney) I decided to splash out on a train ticket and a 13 hour journey. As luck would have it, it turned … [Read more...]