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
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.
personally I have long disliked the time of long hours of darkness, cold temperatures and artificial light. But every cloud has a shiny lining if we look for it, Continue reading Dark days ahead? Banish those blues with these easy steps.
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.
Think of a group of 20 people you know. Friends or family, work colleagues or social gathering. One of that 20 will have suicidal thoughts at some time in the year. Continue reading It doesn’t take a superhero to save a life.
Google the term and prepare to be bombarded with pages of predictable marketing, for gifts, flowers and dining packages. But not everyone rushes to the paypoint. Spare a thought for those NOT honouring their Mothers this weekend. Continue reading Mothering, for a day or a lifetime?
The young men and women of the staff team made this adventure so much more than a trip to a foreign country. Their service and good humour went way beyond the extra miles and as we bid them all a fond farewell we genuinely hoped to seem again. Continue reading India Day 7: farewell but not goodbye
a lone piper plays at intervals and, having heard him during our daily yoga practice, we discovered him later in the day when we returned to this spot to watch a misty sunset over the western mountain ridge Continue reading Day 3: Incredible India