A West Cork Life

Planting flowers

Posted on: 20th January, 2020 in A West Cork Life

They say that time speeds up as you get older, and I for one can attest that it is speeding up for me. Where did the last decade go? In fact, where did the last 20 years go? It’s a...

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Have yourself a very merry green Christmas

Posted on: 10th December, 2019 in A West Cork Life

This year has seemed to go so fast. I can’t believe we’re already at the end – until I look out the window after 4pm that is! Every day this week I’ve thought it was time to wind up the...

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Are you ready?

Posted on: 8th October, 2019 in A West Cork Life

There’s no denying that we are well into Autumn. The landscape is rapidly shedding its summer greens and moving into the russets and browns of the season, the evening stretch is no longer, and the desire to light the fire...

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Grey is not the colour

Posted on: 10th September, 2019 in A West Cork Life

Before you ask – No my house has not been painted yet. Every week this August we have looked forward to D-day the following week, only to have our hopes dashed by heavy rain on Monday morning, or the disappearance...

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Make Summer 2019 a turning point

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in A West Cork Life

So far, so good, lads. Summer 2019 has had its ups and downs in terms of weather, but overall, it’s been grand. On the grey side my house has yet to be painted due to a rainy June and a...

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Home Improvement 2019

Posted on: 4th June, 2019 in A West Cork Life

When I first set eyes on the house it was a wet and miserable February, twenty-six years ago. It had not been lived in through the previous winter, and had been put on the market half-way through some major renovations....

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West Cork Ark

Posted on: 7th May, 2019 in A West Cork Life

It seems that someone has got the word out to whoever cuts the grass verges along main roads about leaving dandelions and daisies for the insects. Driving up to Cork last week I was happy to see both flowers bobbing...

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Interesting times

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in A West Cork Life

“May you live in interesting times” is commonly quoted as an ancient Chinese curse. Well, if there’s one thing you can say about the times we live in – they are certainly interesting. Frankly, I haven’t ever seen the likes...

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