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Super Skateboarding Shop

photo credit: Manu – mars Myself and Oscar headed into Cork this morning on the advice of his mate Cian. Both the boys are hugely into skateboarding at the moment and its fabulous to see such enthusiasm. The purpose of this visit to Tubes on Cook Street was to purchase new trucks for Oscar’s skateboard. [...]

Try, try again…

Maybe this is the place I should go to a few times before my next snowboarding trip. Looks like I could get some much needed practice in before facing the real slopes. Check out the video on the snowboarding page. Oh to be that proficient on the piste. Am definitely going to have to get [...]

Tag Parenting

On Monday Conor headed on his annual visit to Le Web and he’ll hopefully be back this evening. I’m off tomorrow with my 3 sisters and one of my brothers on my annual snowboarding sit in the snow weekend. Its not that we wouldn’t like to do both trips together, one of the very few [...]

Review of Hotel Garni Montanara

Hotel Garni Montanara, A-6561 , Ischgl, Tirol, Austria “Excellent, new, small hotel in great location. Friendly staff, wonderful views, very comfortable rooms. “   This feels like a new hotel located on western side of Ischgl. It’s location is brilliant. No more than a few minutes walk from bars, restaurants and shops and approximately 10 [...]

This weekend, I shall be mostly….

Snowboarding (hopefully), though more probably I shall be sitting alot on my ass in the snow, as I struggle to try to snowboard. Either way, its a break from the norm and I can’t wait. Ischgl here I come.


I’ve only been snowboarding once. It should have been 2 days on the piste but after all the falls, bumps and bangs of the first day, I had to just chill out on the second. My body ached but it felt good. Muscles I had never used before sore. I have never been a person [...]