Take a good look at the garden from all corners and let your imagination run riot! Continue reading Your February garden – how to prepare with a punch
January may be a dark and dismal month to some, but to me, it is one full of promise. Birds sing in the trees as I walk the dog telling me that Spring IS on its way, even if it … Continue reading your January garden – how to perfect your planning power
Tens of thousands of Brent geese that come here every winter can’t be wrong! Since the days of St. Patrick humans have settled in the lough area to benefit from the produce of its calm waters and the fertile, drumlin … Continue reading Strangford Lough – a blue gym for health and wellbeing
Driving back, I reflected on the all-pervading sense of community in rural Ireland, North and South. To me, nothing shows this better in an area than the support for their local football team. Continue reading Lovely Leitrim – a mecca for lake-lovers.
Yeats called Sligo “The Land of Heart’s Desire” and its wonders filled his early poetry. As I drove the winding road back to Ballinamore I vowed to return to Sligo, perhaps not for my heart’s desire but at least to relish its natural wonders and breathe deeply of its magical properties, as many have done before me. Continue reading Sligo – so much more than Yeats and the Wild Atlantic.
For the first time in my life, I had to listen to what my body was saying, concentrate on calming my mind and learn a whole raft of new skills to cope with a suddenly less able physique. Continue reading A Homeland Odyssey Beckons.
Landing in Oslo airport was a world apart from the Gatwick experience in more ways than one. Continue reading Carbon footprint guilt? Go to Oslo.
This arid landscape was littered with previously-drowned, stony villages, a legacy of the sixties’ Franco regime, skeletons of dry stone walls stretched across the dusty plain and a tiny stone shepherd’s shelter, long submerged, lay exposed in the lower levels. Continue reading Real Spain; Day two-the arid road to Salamanca
Last night, I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of the April full moon before it disappeared magically, up into a dim bank of dusky cloud and I sensed the turn of the earth and the changing seasons as so many will have done before me. Continue reading Can the Pink Moon change your life?
Nomads were once pastoral people, travelling slowly with families and herds of animals. Today’s Global Nomads are a very different tribe, usually opting to move singly or in pairs and preferring to be highly mobile Continue reading Nomads – Challenging the Norm