A West Cork Life

Thank you

Posted on: 8th June, 2015 in A West Cork Life

May 2015 was a rollercoaster ride. For the record, I had no apparent stake in the Marriage Equality Referendum. I’m not Irish, so I can’t vote in national/presidential elections, or in any referendum. Though I’ll happily engage in political discussions...

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Hoping for the big ‘H’

Posted on: 5th May, 2015 in A West Cork Life

Spring is in the air, and ain’t it just swell!  Winter is definitely gone. The swallows are back and the hedgerows are fit to burst. Lambs and calves gambol in the fields, while the ewes and heifers lie sunning themselves....

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The dreaded Lurgy

Posted on: 7th April, 2015 in A West Cork Life

The sun is shining, the buds are ready to burst, the daffodils are putting on a spectacular “Spring is Here!” showcase, but I couldn’t care less. After two years of smug good health, the dreaded Lurgy has got me in...

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Free-range children

Posted on: 9th March, 2015 in A West Cork Life

One of the main reasons that I moved to West Cork from Brussels, over twenty years ago, was that my eldest was 12-years-old and I wanted her and her siblings to be able to go out unsupervised, as I had...

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Waste not. Want not.

Posted on: 9th February, 2015 in A West Cork Life

Last week I got a surprise present of fresh strawberries. We usually eat strawberries with condensed milk (wicked but yummy), but we had none in the house. Cream is the next best option and, lo and behold, there was an...

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Puppy love

Posted on: 20th January, 2015 in A West Cork Life

The tree has been taken down. There are still a few dozen chocolates to get through before I go back to healthy eating, but Christmas is officially over. This year was particularly lovely as all the girls were back for...

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Seeking peace and goodwill

Posted on: 1st December, 2014 in A West Cork Life

It’s been going around. Many in West Cork have been stopped in their tracks. The city has not been spared and if Facebook is anything to go by, neither has the rest of the world. Even my sister in Belgium...

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The circle of life

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in A West Cork Life

It’s that time again. Allhallowstide (a word I only discovered recently) covers the days between October 31 and November 2, which in the Christian faiths, encompasses All Hallows, All Saints, and All Souls day. It wasn’t until the 9th century...

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