Laurel Cottage, Mayo

When I was at the Slow Food Mayo event I met a lovely lady called Brenda. As we were both there on our own we got chatting and Brenda told me all about her lovely cottage and invited me to call over. Laurel Cottage is in beautiful County Mayo. Although it's very close to Ireland... Continue Reading →

Snow Day

I was in bed this morning listening out for traffic. Usually there is a fair amount of traffic on the road outside our house, this morning I counted two cars. So I dragged myself to the window and sure enough there was fairly deep snow (well for Sligo anyway) so I declared it a snow... Continue Reading →


Today's letter in the Blogging from A to Z challenge is F. So my F is fields. Living in Sligo, Ireland we are surrounded by them and you never know what you'll find in them. Yes there are the usually farm animals, today though I found a church in the middle of a field. Now... Continue Reading →

Looking for a bargain?

Our old cottage is up for sale. It would be a great bargain for someone who knows about doing up old houses. It's in a lovely peaceful area and is set on an acre of land. The cottage isĀ detachedĀ and the nearest neighbour is up the lane, so you can see it's very rural. It's only... Continue Reading →

Carrick on Shannon

Carrick on Shannon, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. It's a bank holiday weekend here. My mum finds the weekends very long since dad died. So today I took her and Jono to Carrick on Shannon. There are two markets there and a car boot sale. It was very cold though, so we didn't hang around for... Continue Reading →

Ballymote Vintage Fun Day

We had a lovely day today. The sun was shining (again) so we went to Ballymote to their vintage family fun day in aid of North West Hospice. There were bouncy castles (only for the kids....I had to restrain myself from having a go). Also lots of vintage cars, ponys and traps, a double decker... Continue Reading →

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