Tag Archives: Ireland


It was time for Missy to get her annual booster, so we drove up to Dublin on Monday. “You are driving all the way up to Dublin just to visit the vet?” “Yes.” “Why? Can’t you find one here?” We … Continue reading

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Living in Ireland you will eventually need a PPS (Personal Public Service) number. Who will need to know this number and what is it used for?  People and organizations like your bank, your employer, the HSE, the National Driver Licence Service and … Continue reading

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Brack – Irish Sweet Bread

This is a Tea Brack. The recipe calls for self-raising flour and it is baked in a loaf tin. To find a recipe using yeast, please scroll down a little bit.  Ingredients: 120g (3/4 cup) whole wheat flour 120g (3/4 cup) self-raising … Continue reading

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Keeping Warm In Winter

Warm up from the inside out: avoid cold foods and drinks. A cuppa hot chocolate, tea or coffee will help our bodies to get warm. Instead of salad, eat some cooked, warm veggies and, for in between, eat hot soups. … Continue reading

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Power Outages – Be Prepared

In Ireland it’s not that uncommon to experience a few power cuts a year — especially in rural areas. 😉 Sometimes they’ll last for a few hours; at other times it might take a few days until the problem is … Continue reading

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Motortax in Ireland

There are three things you will need to drive your car in Ireland: NCT Motor Insurance Motortax The car you are buying at a dealership should have a valid NCT. Remember to make sure that you have motor insurance for … Continue reading

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How To Perfectly Cook Irish Potatoes

Irish potatoes and I don’t get along… 🙄 Either they are under-cooked or they are mash when I take them out of the pot. There is some appliance, though, that will help me trick these Spuds and they are cooked just … Continue reading

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