When we nearly missed the boat on my first holiday to an Irish island.
Bluebells in May, Anjelica in June, the hedgerows in Ireland are coming into bloom. My own garden in Cork just getting going and its very inspiring to be surrounded by the wild mess of flowers on every road. What happens after inspiration? How do you make your life more beautiful and useful?
February Finished Objects: A Rowan Sweater, Hedgehog Fibres Hat, and a patchwork pillow!
Soooo since making this crazy-awesome move to Cork, where I imagined I would be free to make and bake and knit as opposed to working all the time, I have been dreaming of getting a sewing machine again. But without a car (with which to collect one from donedeal.ie) or several hundred quid to spare (for a new […]
Newflash from Cork: watch out for Roughitarianism. This new lifestyle encourages people to only eat rough food. After conducting some online research I can assert that the Roughitarian trend starts HERE. The gentleman in question explained his self-imposed dietary restrictions in front of me, at the Ballycotton stall in the English Market. It sounds.. rough. […]
I was up staying at “the homeplace,” as he calls it, for a while there when we just moved over to Ireland. The homeplace is a wonderful Irish way of talking about home. It’s been beautifully warm this fall and the countryside was glorious all of September. I went for constitutional walks and ate blackberries straight off the bush. […]
April 3, 2013 12:33pm Walking the Wicklow Way somewhere in Ireland “Sitting in Mullacor Hut, having just had a fine lunch of Heinz cream of tomato soup with Dubliners cheese on buttered brown soda bread. Enjoying a cup of Ceylon Tea and some Cadbury’s fruit and nut. I don’t have to sit in the hut, […]
My favourite baking arises from figuring out how to make unappealing bits and pieces delicious. Little purple plums are a standby in England and Ireland, but I find them oddly tasteless. Made the mistake of buying them when I first arrived and they had started to get a little wrinkly. The solution? Sticky Plum Oatmeal […]
I think I could spend the rest of my life in the University Library and still not know much of anything. That would be very nice. Currently writing you from the tea room, halfway through my first busy week in Cambridge. I am having a wonderful time! Since I shall be here for a relatively long […]
itinerary: Kinvara, Galway Lisbon Dublin Cambridge London see you soon!!