Growing up in Ireland (I am now French but wasn't born here) was an adventure - the fields surrounding our home truly were emerald green and when we climbed to the top of the hill across the way, we could see the Atlantic Ocean. It was there, many years later, that I met my future husband. We've promised our little girl that we'll take her there too one day. I just hope it's not raining too much when we get there (after all, there's a good reason the greenery there is emerald!). Happy Saint Patrick's Day!