A West Cork Life

Nea Kavala update

Posted on: 5th November, 2018 in A West Cork Life

It’s Sunday and I have been volunteering in Nea Kavala refugee camp in Northern Greece for one week. I am working in the Women’s Space with Hope, a young woman from London who has just graduated from Oxford. We are...

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Crossroads

Posted on: 8th October, 2018 in A West Cork Life

We tend to see life as a journey on a winding road with twists and turns, ups and downs over which we have little if any control. All we can do is keep going. However, along this road we sometimes...

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Save our Summers

Posted on: 10th September, 2018 in A West Cork Life

I’m always sad to see the summer pass, but more often than not the sense of loss is compounded by the fact that we didn’t get much of a summer to begin with. Not so this year. Saying goodbye to...

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Where would you be going?

Posted on: 8th August, 2018 in A West Cork Life

West Cork is beautiful even when you can hardly see the landscape for the fog, but when you get a good summer there are few places on the planet that compare. Summer 2018 has certainly proved that. After Ophelia, the...

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Mid summer blessings

Posted on: 2nd July, 2018 in A West Cork Life

It has taken a few weeks of glorious summer, but I’ve finally managed to shake the feeling of gloom that has followed me since Ophelia stormed through my little patch of paradise and left the place looking like the aftermath...

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Life is beautiful

Posted on: 8th May, 2018 in A West Cork Life

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do in life. My sister and I have been in New Jersey for the past two weeks helping my father with the triage of his life’s...

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From here to Rome

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in A West Cork Life

For most of us just getting through our busy days is an achievement. Our goals are limited by jobs, child rearing, housekeeping, money and that eternal taskmaster: time. Our plans are mundane: holidays and home improvements. Our wildest dreams extend...

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People Power

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in A West Cork Life

One of the things I like most about rural living is the ‘can do’ resilience that comes from being far away from the urban support system of 24hr solutions to a problem – whether it’s a lack of croissants, or...

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