Where have all the fish gone? Finding local fish in a fishing village

The odd experience of not being able to find a local fishmonger in Ireland’s second largest fishing port. Continue reading Where have all the fish gone? Finding local fish in a fishing village

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Tales from the past: Albania

In 2015 I was working for the UN World Food Programme based out of Cairo, an entire story in itself.  I was working as an analyst, dealing with food security and market price data.  We supported our offices across North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia (with the notable exception of Afghanistan).  Needless to say it was a lot of work, what with the … Continue reading Tales from the past: Albania

Stepping into the light…

I speak for myself, but after having spent too long in a dark place there is something magical about coming back into the light.  All of a sudden there is a sense of what’s possible, and that dreams aren’t just something for paper or to be left floating in some kind of ethereal limbo. Although I’ve never really doubted I do sometimes forget that life … Continue reading Stepping into the light…

Slipping into Rock Boots…

The story begins.  Some time ago I’d created a vision of life in the mountains.  The more I thought about it the more I realised that I wasn’t quite equipped to get where I’m going. The journey was partly kickstarted by a random meeting, that would then lead to the creation of quite a mental hurdle for how I would like to progress.  It was … Continue reading Slipping into Rock Boots…