Rothe House and Gardens are located in the heart of Kilkenny and they're well worth visiting.The house was originally built between 1594 and 1610 and the local archaeological society has lovingly restored it to its former glory.The weather over the Easter weekend was perfect for exploring the house and its lovely gardens.Part of the reconstructed wooden ceiling in … [Read more...] about Rothe House in Kilkenny city
Over the past few years I've been fortunate enough to have some great dining experiences. Most of them, however, have been overseas. That's not a reflection on restaurants in Ireland. Far from it. There are some wonderful restaurants around Ireland. But the reality is that I tend to go to nicer places when I'm traveling.So being able to have dinner in Chapter One was not … [Read more...] about Exquisite Food & Service in Dublin’s Chapter One
I'm heading over to London in a few weeks time.I'll be there for a few days, including the weekend, as I'm in the south of England earlier that week for a work thing.I've been to London many times, but am looking for recommendations for:Gin / whisky barsRestaurantsOther things to do / seeLike I know there's some gin distilleries in and around the city, but I've … [Read more...] about London Recommendations?
Since I've been trying to stick to a low carb diet I've had to give up beer. Most of the time I've "behaved", but I have also fallen off the wagon a bit from time to time. But when I'm on holidays in some new and interesting place I consciously decide that I will have a beer or two, but only if they're "interesting".While on my recent trip to Japan I was delighted to find … [Read more...] about Enjoying Craft Beer in Japan
I've posted a few times over the past few days about some of my experiences in Japan. There are probably still a couple of short blog posts I could write about other things that struck me while I was there, but for now I thought I'd do an overview of the trip.As I mentioned a few weeks ago I planned to take this trip to coincide with a work trip. In the past I've added a … [Read more...] about Getting a Taste of Japan