if you are facing some unexpected “down-time” at home, here are a few ideas to keep you happy and healthy in your home Continue reading Keep Calm and Garden On! Five therapeutic answers to self-isolation.
According to The Ecologist a recent study found that “A heartbreaking 62 percent of adults rarely listen to birdsong” Continue reading Spring Dawn Chorus – easy ways to enjoy birdsong
One of the best bits of gardening is the sharing of plants with other gardeners. If you have surplus left from your splitting and replanting then there is usually someone not too far away happy to accept a free plant. Continue reading Your March Garden – 7 easy tips for Spring action!
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
Alison weaves her heart-warming memories of Buster the Beagle into an insightful picture of life on the water and all the colourful episodes that come with it. Continue reading Boating with Buster – a review
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.
As the RAF sought to sink as many of these potential invaders as possible, miraculously she survived, emerging with just the visible scars of cuts and welds made to her bow as proof of her war record. Continue reading Not just a houseboat – the incredible story of a very old Dutch lady.
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.