There has been very few people in my life that has and still does inspire me to make the most of life in every way possible more than my friend Joanne.
Unfortunately today marks the 13th anniversary of Joannes death while we lived in New York 😔
Our friendship might have been brief but I'm so thankful I had the pleasure, love you always Joanne ❤️
Not the most impressive Irish landscape I've posted but having this roadway next door to my house right now makes me one of the lucky ones.
I wish you all a super fantastic and positive Sunday evening folks 😀
Good evening folks 👋
EDITED: New guidelines just introduced asking people to stay within 2kms if their homes.
Please respect these rules
I personally think we should all be making the effort to stay home as much as possible but also understand the benefits to a persons mental health to get outdoors.
Here are a few tips to try not have the same situations as there was last week.
-Avoid the most common locations, if it already looks busy, move on. -Get out early morning or late evening to avoid the busiest times.
-Do not visit in groups (families only)
-Avoid narrow path walks (cliff walks, etc) because these locations make it impossible to keep social distance.
-Find local areas to walk so you don't need the car meaning less traffic.
-If you know a local farmer ask permission to walk on his land, if mau not be the best but its outdoors and no people so win win.
-Keep dogs on leashes
-KEEP YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCE
If you're from the country side maybe give those who aren't so close by more room by staying in over the weekend.
If you're from a city or a town please respect the area you're travelling to, leave no trace.
Again most importantly KEEP YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCE PLEASE 🙏
Remember folks you're doing great 👏
For the next couple of weeks I'll be staying home so its lucky I have a collection built up for some throw backs. I look forward to seeing these spots again when the time is right #staypostive#stayhome
Day 9 of self isolation is definitely helped by the fact I have this place to hide away in.
This was once a store house for our family business and when I used to play here as a child I most definitely never thought I'd be living in it.
I can't take any credit for the place as I rent from my little sister who made all the changes from the two photos you see. You can check out her work at @ciaradeasyinteriors for some ideas and inspiration. 👍😊
I’ve just got back from guiding one of the last @yellowwood_adventures trips for a wee while I reckonand I’m quite overwhelmed with Feelings. Gratitude for such a wonderful trip - another beautiful adventure deep into off-the-beaten track Ethiopia. We escaped just at the onset of the madness to embark on a 5 day hike in the super remote Bale Mountains National Park - a land teeming with life and yet so threatened by Humans and our growing needs. I’ve come away feeling more passionately than ever about conservation and its challenges. Gratitude also for having with me yet another fabulous team of intrepid travellers, clients to start and now firm friends; gratitude at coming back safe; for the blissful 5 days where we had no signal or internet and the only reasonable thing to do was to focus on what was Real and Available to us. It was a shock to re-enter the world of blaring CNN with sensationalist, stat-ego-and-(frankly)-terrifying headlines and statements on 24/7 loop. The tension and fear in the air in the hotels and airports was palpable. A family with 5 terrified looking 3-11 year olds, all huddled in the corner of the airport with gloves, masks and protective attire on all looking like the end of the world was upon us. People in full on body suits. Fear most like excitement everywhere. Yes let’s all stay safe, physically distanced, and movement limited but let’s also keep sane. And socially connected. Really feeling for anyone who considers themselves at risk of death-by-flu, elderly folk especially, as this must be a terrifying and lonely time for them. And for my colleagues in the Outdoor World and other affected Gig-Economy-ers with dependants and financial commitments for whom the next few months will be an incredibly hard time indeed... In the meanwhile: lots to think about and catch up on! Looking forward to catching up by phone to more of you soon!?!? And starting my indoor self-care/fitness routine which I hope to be almost militant about. Will also be limiting social media usage. That said: Virtual book club anyone? Thanks for sending uplifting and interesting stuff 🤗📚🤗👌🧘♂️ #besafe#happiestindoors 😜 #covid_19#lifeofatourguide#conservation
You may not be able to see it through the dark cloud that hangs over the world but I promise there is light at the end of the tunnel 🌍❤️
Hope you're staying safe folks.
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About 8 years ago, in March 2012, I did a tour of the Basilica di #SantaCroce in #Florence with some students from the Italian speaking canton in #Switzerland : they wanted to see the church of the “urns of the strong” like #UgoFoscolo described in his poem Dei Sepolcri the tombs of the great Italians resting here ( #Michelangelo , #Galileo , Niccolo’ Machiavelli, Gioacchino Rossini etc.). ⛪
Even if they live in Switzerland, #Italian speaking students follow the same programs as our schools and they also read the works of this important 18th century poet that criticized Napoleon’s prohibition to bury people inside churches. Moreover, rereading Foscolo’s biography, I realized that after living in Florence, exiled to Milan and then Switzerland … Ah, tour guide life, you never finish studying!!! 💌 #lockdown ⏳ #italy#lifeofatourguide#elisabettamarchi#tuscanytrotter
A beautiful sunny day in Ireland today and how I'd love to be wandering the roads right now we all need to make an effort.
Stop all group activities, do NOT all flock to busy locations, stay home if possible.
Your efforts could save so many lives 😔
On day 5 of self isolation and can't but help think about travel plans (or cancelled plans now)
I have a rule that I have to be out of Ireland for my birthday in April, so far I've managed 18 of the last 19 years but guess 2020 will be a little different.
I had planned a campervan trip to the Scottish highlands to spend a week getting around and hiking with Archer (poor guy even got his rabies shot for his passport 😧). This clearly wouldn't be happening now but Isle of Skye..........I will be back. .
Don't cancel plans folks, just postpone them for now 🤞
We've passed this Victorian Beer advertisement 100s of times during tours, but its words hold particular meaning today.
With the announcement of travel bans our business was almost wiped out overnight.
Courage is needed because we intend to pull through, so we can continue doing what we do best, showcasing our beautiful city.
If you'd like to support our future, we are encouraging people to buy giftcards.
This allows you to buy a tour now but redeem it anytime in the next 18 months. And you can have 10 percent off with the code friends10. .
Just visit totallytailored.com to browse over 30 tours.
Take Courage & support small business.
10 8921 March, 2020
Good to see the horses on the dunes of the Long Strand practicing their social distancing on my sunrise walk this morning 🌅🐴
Irish people during the summer-
"It's a terrible summer, worse I remember"
Irish people after the summer-
"My god the weather is terrible, I miss the beautiful summer we were having"
We may love to complain but we're lovely people I promise 😁