Category: Work

when you fly to London for an hour long meeting


Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf


Haggis Scotch Quail Eggs

and back to the airport


He’s a cutie. Bit of Mexican tan lingering there. 🙂

Always.  Welcome.


Continuing our tour of neighbourhood brunch spots at Cinnamon.

Warm breakfast salad

Black pudding, bacon lardons and baby potatoes served on mixed leaves tossed in house dressing, topped with poached egg & Parmesan shavings


Truffle Mayo & Parmesan Chips


Eggs Benedict

Toasted muffin topped with poached eggs, house baked honey roast ham & Hollandaise sauce


The Monkstown brunches continue to impress.  So far, all the eggs have been well poached- yolks runny and gooey, and the house cured hams, black puddings and hollandaise sauces have been quite distinct between venues.  I suspect Scott’s going to start expecting black pudding at every meal though, which might become an issue.  Although, there is an entire aisle for it at the grocery store, so while maybe not the healthiest plan, it’s certainly doable.  Did I mention that his office also does fry-ups on Friday mornings?  Thursdays are typically a big night out here.  So considerate.  🙂

Friday lunchtime street food market, catering to all the tech workers in the Grand Canal area. . .








leaving france

  • Current contents of our refrigerator: half a watermelon, Perrier, Dolin Vermouth, and. . .

this bowl of salsa

salsa- small

  • Things to sell: microwave, apartment (first & hopefully only viewing tomorrow), sofas- deemed too brown to live (viewing tomorrow), oven (viewing tomorrow)
  • Things to book: movers (awaiting more quotes), flights, cleaners, new bank account, temporary accommodation on the other end
  • Things to terminate: internet, phone & tv, water, gas, electricity, box subscriptions, French bank account, leaving taxes, work contract
  • Things to aquire: new sofas- not brown, wines, Belgian beers, Champagne, jams, French parapharmacie goods
  • Things to give away: whatever is left when the dust clears

Feeling smugly ahead of schedule this time around.  Should probably get in the kitchen for a bit though.  😉