About me

Hi everyone, I am Irina and I am happy you visited my blog today. I live in Dublin, Ireland with my wonderful husband and our two children, Aminah and Ilyas.

I started The Coffee Break in March 2010 when I was on maternity leave and I needed some kind of hobby or creative outlet, which led me to two of my biggest passions – cooking and photography.   

This blog is about simple yet flavourful cooking, suitable for all family. I love to explore different tastes and different cuisines, so you can expect to find it here.

My blog is continuously changing and growing as I learn about all aspects of blogging and finding what suits and what’s not. So bear with me.

Five facts about me:

1.      I am Russian, but I was born in Latvia.

     2.  I met my husband on O’Connally Bridge, in Dublin. He claims I smiled at him first, and that’s the reason he come up to me, but I deny it cause it’s not true. So we still debate about it almost 10 years on.

     3.I am huge coffee addict.

     4.       I am big procrastinator, it takes me a while before I actually sit down and do things.

     5.       I am early riser. I am up at 5 am almost every day. I prefer to wake up before my children and enjoy first cup of coffee in peace.

I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy working on it. If you have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to contact me at thecoffeebreak {at} ymail {dot} com .