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Donegal – A Place Called Home

Donegal has always felt like home, despite spending the first 45 years of my life in Scotland. It is a heart thing. My childhood summers were spent here in Ireland, at my maternal grandfather’s or grandja’s home, which overlooked Mullaghderg Lake – far away from shops, in days when most people grew their own vegetables, and reared chickens and cows. […]

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Book Review: A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes

My practical lessons on beekeeping have been on hold throughout winter, but I have enjoyed reading more on the subject. Helen Jukes book is chock full of great information on everything bee related. Synopsis Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses – disconnected, stressed. Struggling to settle into her latest […]

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