A Year in the Garden

The garden is slumbering, and I am waiting patiently for hundreds of tiny bulbs to explode into bloom. The first snowdrops are already welcoming visitors:   However, the majority of my spring bulbs are only poking their heads tentatively above ground. I think they are wondering “Will it snow?” A review of the 2017 gardening … More A Year in the Garden

New Year Blessings

It was a very mild but very wet Christmas!¬† I missed walking, so I was delighted when Carrickfin Beach beckoned me on a beautiful sunny but frosty day. The beach was almost deserted, as I admired the frost on the sand dunes and seaweed – a rare delight. I reflected on the past year and … More New Year Blessings

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful 2018. Thank you for your support and kind comments throughout the past year. I shall be taking an extended rest, and enjoying some good company, great food and more than a few lovely books… I will return to reading, commenting and posting from the week beginning … More Merry Christmas

Learning How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath

This week, I learned how to decorate a Christmas wreath at our local Women’s Shed. Our Inner Children found inspiration in Santa’s grotto, singing a rousing “Jingle Bells, as we posed for posterity: I loved the polar bears, reindeer, the snowmen and the penguin… I bet Santa did too… Getting Creative Our tutors taught us … More Learning How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath

Christmas Craft Fairs

I have been busy, promoting Watching the Daisies¬†at Donegal Christmas Craft Fairs. A HUGE part of these events is networking with other people. Last Friday I met fellow author Sean Hillen, who has been “a war correspondent, medical reporter, travel writer, editor and publisher…” We had a lovely chat, and exchanged books. Sean has just … More Christmas Craft Fairs