Solstice watch. Looks peaceful doesn't it? In actual fact she's just walked off in a massive huff after an argument with her 9 year old brother. He did get me a good photo though... . . . . #summersolstice #solstice #childhoodunplugged #childhoodmemories #thesea #sealove #sunset #wicklow #ipbig #epig
by katetakes5 3 days ago | via Instagram

We got ourselves a reader! Actually we don't - he hates reading. Can't sit still long enough to get through a page, let alone a book - even with a cast on. So I set him a summer challenge. €10 for every book he reads over the holidays. The very...
by katetakes5 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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