I’d like to start by saying I like my job. It may not seem so from the theme of this post but I really do like it.
At the start of the week I work in my garden and I also try and fit in some writing. I usually teach on Wednesdays and then I cram all my […]
This is a fabulous recipe if I may say so myself. Its an adaptation of my mothers famous Green Tomato Chutney Recipe only better as you can use up all of those fruits and vegetables that are sitting around at the end of the season, especially those giant marrows you’ve just discovered lurking under the […]
“Green stuffing!” I hear you say. “why ever would I make that”. Thats what I thought the first time I saw it but it is well worth the making.
The first time I had it was at my friend Donkeys wedding in a hotel in Louth (dont ask why a girl has a nickname […]
Dragon neck willow
I must say I absolutely love my willow trees. When their pussy willow buds are out its the promise of spring to come and the end of winter. Its also an extremely valuable plant for wildlife as its one of the first sources of nectar in the spring for insects and […]
Although I love having such a large garden (and attatched field )it does mean it takes a lot of maintenance and planting. Where we live is called Derryclough -The Stone of the Oak and this used to be all woodland but was cleared in the 1960’s.We are trying to replant but its slow work. We’ve […]
Back when I was a teenager I had to spend 2 days running a tradestand for Dad at an Udaras na Gailteacht trade fair in Connemara. Eyeball numbingly boring- handing out bumph on the company to disinterested passersby. The redeeming feature of the whole experience was the lady next to us cooking boxty samples. […]