Home From Abroad


It’s been two years since I last saw a summer in Ireland and now that I’m back, I couldn’t feel happier to be home.

As much as I love Paris, I’m pretty happy that I haven’t spent much of August in it. There’s nothing quite like escaping to the countryside, especially when that countryside is the place where you grew up.

One of the places on the top of my list to revisit when I was back in Ireland was Glendalough which is an enchanting lake and ruined monastery located not too far away from Dublin. I made a video there last Autumn that you can check out here but otherwise the photos I took this time are pretty spectacular too!


You know you’re in Ireland when you see round towers like these surrounded by rich green forests.



No matter how many photos I take of Ireland, I feel like the camera can never do the landscape any justice. When we arrived on this lake shore and looked out at the mountain and the valleys that surrounded us, we were just blown away.

Having the water swish around us as we took in all of the nature around us was so calming.


Of course Ireland is incredibly windy, especially by the water so taking a photo where I wasn’t going to have all of my hair blowing all over my face was a challenge. In the end I just had to accept my fate and try to work with the wind rather than against it. I did my best to take a somewhat stylish photo but the wind was crazy strong!


It’s crazy that I didn’t appreciate home until I left it. Now every time I come back I feel so grateful to come from a place where the landscape is so beautiful. If you ever get the chance to visit Dublin, I highly recommend taking the journey out to Wicklow to see Glendalough because the whole area surrounding it really feels like a fairytale.

And that’s it for this post. I’ll be doing a little Ireland series on here this week because I have a tonne of photos to share from Dublin, Cork and Donegal. I’m basically doing a whole tour of the country while I’m here which is amazing because I’m getting the chance to see more of the little island I come from.

Thank you guys so much for reading. I really hope you enjoyed. That’s all from me for now and I’ll see you very soon in our next one!

~Mandy xx



  1. Cordelia.

    Omg, you returned to Ireland! And omg the pictures are breathtaking! The fact that you say the camera doesn’t do it justice scares me because they already look so magnificent in the pictures! Your macaron top is so adorable! I can’t wait to see more of Ireland, jeez that is so beautiful!

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    1. La Dame Who Fell To Earth

      Yess I’m home! But not for good! Just for a short stay haha I’m so glad to know that you like the photos :’)
      You’re waaay too sweet thank you girl! The camera can only do so much but actually seeing the cliffs in Ireland and the lakes is like nothing else. Everything is so green haha
      Thank you for the sweet compliment! the top is actually a thrifted piece. I wish I could tell you where you could get one though ;_;
      Thank you so much my dear!

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