Got to spend the day with this gorgeous creature, revisiting the house and village she spent the first 6 years of her life in. So many memories. It's funny when the clouds of the past part and the sunshine peeps through. A surprisingly good trip down memory lane. . ....
by katetakes5 2 months ago | via Instagram

If you have a few hours to spare this weekend go potter around Dalkey. Amazing programme of events on for #dalkeybookfest - from writers courses and literary greats to discussions on Russian politics and beach clean ups. There's also great coffee shops and people watching... . . . . #Dalkey...
by katetakes5 6 days ago | via Instagram

Books and Bowie signs, two of my favourite things. Managed to get through my short story reading @dalkeybookfestival without puking or passing out so that was a win, and then I was whisked into town for an awards night with @eumom_ie (which we didn't win). I did catch a curly...
by katetakes5 6 days ago | via Instagram

I'll be reading my short story on 'The Kindness of the Irish People' at the #DalkeyBookFestival this week. When the very special Prishela Row asked me to write a story for her book I just couldn't say no. Is it bad that I'm the hero though?! 😂 Credit: @dalkeybookfestival ....
by katetakes5 1 week ago | via Instagram

Granny's garden. Feeling pretty damn pleased with how summer is coming along so far. (It's going to rain now that I said that isn't it? 😖) . . . . . #sun #sunny #sunnyday #sunnydays #sunlight #light #sunshine #shine #nature #sky #skywatcher #ipbig #sunrays #epig #photooftheday #beautiful #beautifulday #weather #summer...
by katetakes5 1 week ago | via Instagram

This is 14. Seeing her grow wings and fly is the greatest of pleasures. Watching her grow taller than me day-by-day - not so much...
by katetakes5 1 week ago | via Instagram