Last month, the Beast from the East storm hit Cork pretty hard.
This was the first time Laura and I had seen “proper snow”, so we bundle up and went for a midnight walk around our neighbourhood to snap some pics.
The Cinnamon Cottage looked absolutely fantastic covered in snow! It was a shame (but understandable) that it was closed during the storm — they have some lovely freshly baked breads, sandwiches, and all sorts of comfort food that would pair well with this cold — or any weather really, I highly recommended you pay them a visit if you’re around these parts.
It’s crazy how much of a difference a little bit of snow makes to the scenery, it feels like a completely difference place. Needless to say, Laura was like a kid on Christmas.
Below two pictures taken from our living room on the next day: one overlooking Lough Mahon’s estuary (how good is this apartment’s view!?) and one of our balcony — you wouldn’t want to be sitting in that chair!
So far this has been the most snow we’ve seen in Ireland, and now we are hoping we get more — aaaaand also hoping the country is better prepared next time it happens, because Ireland pretty much closed down for the week.