Snowy Spring Trip to the UK’s Lake District

The snow fell heavily as we journeyed up the M6. Turning into Kendal, it seemed to be settling more and more. We were lucky to reach Ambleside in time before the roads became impassable. We had booked a few days in the Lake District in mid-February, a welcome spring break after the long dark Irish … Continue reading Snowy Spring Trip to the UK’s Lake District

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Wicklow Winter Wonderland – Without the Snow!

Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains can be either utterly miserable or utterly amazing depending on the day you catch it. Sunday 28th December 2008 was one of those utterly amazing days. I had done far too much drinking, eating and socialising in the run up to Christmas. Now that the big day had passed, I was itching … Continue reading Wicklow Winter Wonderland – Without the Snow!

And the Snow just won’t go…

It was all very white and pretty back at the start of February. We ooooh-ed and aaaah-ed as we looked through our windows as the pretty snowflakes settled in our front gardens. Despite icy road warnings, we still headed straight for the mountains to see for ourselves their new whitened state. Now, nearly two weeks … Continue reading And the Snow just won’t go…

An Irish Winter Wonderland in Glendalough

It’s been snowing all week in Dublin. The city has melted most of it, but I knew there’d probably still be snow on the mountains. AA Roadwatch confirmed that even getting to the mountains would be dangerous: icy road conditions for all of County Wicklow, with a particular warning to stay away from Sally and … Continue reading An Irish Winter Wonderland in Glendalough