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film friday: philomena

By On October 31, 2014

“Philomena” is a beautiful drama film from 2013 based on the true events of Philomena Lee who as a teenager in Ireland in 1952 is forced to give up her child for adoption… Read More

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wellington

four faces of wellington

By On October 31, 2014

We travelled to the other side of the world to escape the dreary weather of Ireland. Then we arrived in Wellington. The weather in New Zealand’s capital is, unfortunately, very similar to that… Read More

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new zealand

a wee travel tale from off the beaten trail

By On October 28, 2014

After gulping down enough wine in Martinborough to last us a lifetime, we headed towards Wellington, a trip that shouldn’t take more than just over an hour. The important word here being “shouldn’t”.… Read More

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soup

recipe: cauliflower soup topped with bacon bits

By On October 17, 2014

Autumn has for sure arrived and winter is lurking around the corner, so it’s time to make some soup to keep warm! This is how to make the cauliflower kind: You need (for… Read More

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film friday: 12 years a slave

By On October 10, 2014

I watched this movie on the flight to Egypt, which probably wasn’t the best idea. I cried my eyes out sitting squashed in-between two of the 33 people I was about to… Read More