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My Donegal Garden – Autumn Hues

My Donegal garden is slowing down towards it’s winter sleep, and the bright rainbow of colours in the borders has been replaced with more subtle shades. Rosa glauca Rosa glauca has an abundance of rosehips. However, she is in dire need of a good hard prune as does her neighbour Clematis jackmannii.  Both will thank me for it. Kaffir Lilies […]

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Wordless Wednesday – North Berwick, East Lothian

Building Sandcastles Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness. She lives in Donegal, Ireland –  an area of outstanding natural beauty. Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk Twitter: https://twitter.com/watchingthedai1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/watchingthedaisies/ Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/16119226.Brigid_P_Gallagher

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A Walk Along Portobello Promenade

Portobello lies just 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, and boasts a splendid two mile long beach, a thriving community and LOTS of wonderful restaurants and cafes. As a lover of good food, Nature and the mighty outdoors, Portobello ticked all my boxes, as the ideal location for a week long Scottish vacation. The weather was glorious throughout my […]

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Wordless Wednesday – A Walk Through Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens

The Floral Clock Lots of Benches to Spend a While… Wotjek the Bear Statue Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness. She lives in Donegal, Ireland –  an area of outstanding natural […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Memories of Glasgow

Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness. She lives in Donegal, Ireland –  an area of outstanding natural beauty. Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk Twitter: https://twitter.com/watchingthedai1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/watchingthedaisies/ Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/16119226.Brigid_P_Gallagher  

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Basking in Sunshine at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Scotland basked in glorious sunshine during my recent vacation, which included a day at Edinburgh International Book Festival. The Festival ran from 10-26 August, and included “creative, joyful, and interactive experiences with the world’s finest writers and thinkers.” I joined the happy crowds on Sunday 25 August. Disaster Planning Mike Berners-Lee who is a sustainability expert, and author of “There is […]

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My Donegal Garden – Hot Colours in the Borders

At summer’s zenith, my garden is emboldened with lots of hot hues, that liven up the borders. Orange Day Lilies brighten this corner of the central bed: Crocosmia Lucifer stands tall and proud behind Salvia hotlips, Geranium psilostemon, Rose “Paul Scarlet” and Fuschia. It looks well against the dark foliage of my purple Elder tree, while white Lilies emerge angelically […]

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