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18 November 2016

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way. 


Winter is here. Yesterday it was raining and snowing at the same. Crazy right?


Me, my husband and my little girl love to travel. Last summer, we had a blast seeing new places and enjoying the beaches. Now that it’s winter we keep on thinking how can we make ourselves busy and entertained without being caught freezing in the corner. In short, more of indoor activities. It’s really a good time also to hibernate and cuddle under the blanket.


I’m so glad that there are few good movies and tv series this season. After hubby’s busy day at work, a good movie to watch is perfect to end the day. We got our streaming device years ago and we’re in a hunt of another one to place in our room.



Groupon Goods have plenty of streaming device on great deals. I checked out the prices in local shops and I’m so pleased to know that Groupon is truly have amazing offers. Not only electronics but also a whole bunch if household needs and personal needs, gadgets and tools. Name it they got it. I feel like I’m buying yet I’m saving. How about that?


I love the idea that I don’t have to queue to get what I need. I don’t need to wait for my turn to be served. Groupon is really offering a total different great shopping experience. I tried Groupon before and so far I’m never been disappointed.




12 November 2016

Autumn at It's Best

Scoop:

This blog started as a photo blog to showcase the eye for beauty of my husband. To honour him on his special day, allow me to share few of his recent snaps while reconnecting with nature. This is his idea of unwinding. Happiest Birthday my sweetheart. 



Snaps:

Lord Iveagh's Clocktower or Farmleigh Clock Tower was erected at 1880. It is 37 metres in height and the walls are 1.22 metres thick at the ground reducing as it ascends. The tower itself has a water tank inside that contains more than 8000 litres, enough to provide private water supply for the Farmeligh estate. 

Lord Iveagh's Clocktower, Farmleigh Demesne, Fingal



"Mister Guinness has a clock
And on its top a weathercock
To show the people Castleknock"

Purchased by the Irish Government in 1999 from the Guinness Family for €29.2 million

78 acres estate to the north-west of Dublin's Phoenix Park

The estate are highly surrounded by big trees which made it more pleasing to human eyes. On summer days, people can lay down their mats and have a picnic anywhere under the tree. On autumn, don't forget your camera as the beauty still exists in every falling leaf.



Even on autumn, flowers are blooming. 



Winter is just around the corner evident by the trees bearing no leaves at all. 


Shades of Autumn at Farmleigh House and Gardens

Peeping Sun beside the Lord Iveagh's Clocktower

My special place

All these photos were taken around the lovely Farmleigh House and Gardens at Phoenix Park. These are the results of a good Sunday walk in the park alone. Well done my dear.

I love every snaps and the last one is my favourite. How about you? What do you like most?



28 September 2016

Kyteler's Inn in Kilkenny

Would you stay here for the night if you know that a witch once lived and owned this inn? Kyteler's Inn established in 1324 located at the heart of Kilkenny city. There's a bunch of stories behind this place, scary and will really give you goosebumps. But I tell you, it's now just a story, there's much to see and experience in this amazing place. 



A BIT OF IT'S HISTORY

Kyteler's Inn was once owned by a daughter of Flemish family of merchants who found settlement in Kilkenny, Ireland. She was Dame Alice Kyteler who was married four times namely William Outlaw (merchant and moneylender), Adam le Blund (moneylender), Richard Valle (landlord of County Tipperary) and Sir John le Poer (a knight). These marriages left her a huge amount of wealth that made a lot of people around her jealous which lead to different accusations.

Alice was the first person in Ireland who was condemned for Witchcraft or maleficium. Her fourth husband expressed his suspicion that Alice was poisoning him. As you can imagine, this lead to the accusation that she murdered her four husbands using poison and sorcery.

She and her followers were also accused of other things like offering animals as sacrifices to Satan, conducting secret meeting at night in different churches to do black magic, and even denying faith of the Church and Christ. Before she was sentenced, she fled out of the country, probably in England. Since then, she was not seen or heard.

Her most faithful maidservant, Petronella de Media was burnt at the stake guilty of witchcraft implicating Kyteler. It was said that Petronella confessed because she was tortured which was believed to be legal in church law during those medieval period.


CURRENT OWNER

Kyteler's Inn now owns by a new lade named Nicky Flynn. She acquired the place in 1986 and have rebuild it to it's Medieval look. She made it sure that the once avoided place will be the heart of "good food, drinks, entertainment and traditional Irish hospitaliy".  And she dis it. It is now popular to tourists and locals. The Top Bar is a big room which you can find your own space to settle for the day for it's great food and drinks. On the side, you can learn about the history of the Kyteller's Inn.

There are great deals in other restaurants and bars but being in that old creepy yet beautiful looking place makes a huge difference. So if you're in the Kilkenny don't forget to visit Kyteler's Inn.


16 September 2016

Cultural Night 2016



Tonight is the night for the the famous anual event all around Ireland and even in other parts of the world. It is one night in which different arts and cultural organisations extend their opening hour to welcome people into their door. Amongst these organizations are the National Museum of Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral, The Guinness Storehouse, The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, Dublin Castle State Apartments and plenty more historic houses, museums , galleries and cultural centres.

Not only that, I'm pretty sure the streets will be alive too with music and happy people. So hold on to your chair and braced up your tremol-no for you will be blown away by the rich culture of Ireland. This is your chance to explore new things, enjoy the nation has to offer in terms of arts and culture. Be part of your community and make this your night too.

Other information on Culture Night 2016.





15 September 2016

iPhone Photos vs Sony A55



I'm in the process of deleting old snaps in my iphone and I came across the picture of Kilruderry House and Gardens at south of Bray, Wicklow. Then I remember that me and my husband had plenty of good shots using his Sony Alpha 55. It's no brainer, photos using SLR are better over pictures using iphone 4 (yeah yeah I got the an old unit, but not for long {wink} hi sweetie).

Just to give you a short tour of the place, kindly click the links below. 

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