Blooming lovely

When I was in my old job this plant used to sit on my desk. I would talk to it, water it and generally look after it. In the three and a half years I was there it did nothing. When I left my job I took it with me, 7 months on and it […]

Paranormal Investigation at King House, Boyle

I know some people don’t believe in the paranormal but I’ve had lots of experiences in the past that cannot be explained. Laurence told me about an event taking place at King House so I went along to take part in the investigation. Firstly I have to say it was a lovely group of people. […]

Gym’ll Fix It

Well I’ve bitten the bullet and joined a gym. Kilronan Castle have a great deal on off-peak membership and it’s on my way to work – so I’m giving it a try. It’s also in a lovely scenic location (the photo above is the driveway). Summer came – minus the weather, so I sat on […]

Blinded by the Light

  During the week meself and himself went to the cinema. This is a very rare event but we heard about Blinded by the Light and we had to go and see it. It’s adapted from the book Greetings from Bury Park, which is journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir about growing up in Bury Park, Luton. […]

Black and white River

Swapping the bright lights for the rural life

I’ve read a few blog posts;  Life in Rural Ireland as a ‘blow-in‘ it stirred up a lot of memories of when we first moved to Ireland. When Andy and I were first married we came to Sligo on holiday for a week and fell in love with the place. It was Andy’s first time to ever […]

Lights, Camera, Airwaves

It’s been a great week, a bit of everything which is just how I like it. Firstly my radio show went out on Ballina Community Radio. I was really nervous about hearing myself back but I wasn’t as bad as I expected. I did talk too much and too fast but for a first attempt […]