Home again

I feel like every time I return to Paris after a visit home, my heart gets that bit heavier. I mean physically. I can feel it sink that closer to my stomach. It’s not that I don’t love it here but the time away from my family and friends is definitely the hardest. When I do get back to Ireland, it makes me appreciate it that bit more. Here’s a few things I miss about home (and a few shameless plugs to encourage ye all to visit)

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The sea – this is a particularly idyllic and tranquil spot in Laytown, Co. Meath

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The walk from Malahide to Portmarnock and back

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Portmarnock beach

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First time I’d seen starfish on the beach – there was a whole colony of them

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Scampi and chips from Beshoffs after a nice long stroll

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Finding the beauty in the simplest surroundings…so Drogheda is not Paris, but it came up nice when the sun eventually came out of hiding

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A walk around Drogheda (where I lived briefly as a child and don’t remember)

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The River Boyne (comes in third place after the Seine and the Liffey)

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Discovering new places in my own country (well not really “new”…Laurence’s Gate is a few hundred years old)

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Mini bite of Ireland – churches, rivers and rolling hills

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A scone and jam in my local cafe after a trip to the dentist 🙂

Have any of you ever been to Ireland? What do you like most about it?

Slan go foill!

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