Garden Heaven

You might be forgiven for thinking that I do not, infact have an allotment. It’s just that life, sometimes, has a very annoying habit of getting in the way and my poor patch has suffered huge neglect. I shall rectify this in the coming weeks and thought you might enjoy reading an article that was … Continue reading Garden Heaven


This Christmas is going to be very different, for lots of reasons. This is our first Christmas without my wonderful Ma, she passed away last spring. There are so many things I miss about her but most of all I miss her wicked,sometimes twisted sense of humour, she was so hilarious, even through the dark … Continue reading Christmas


For me the food came first. When we were much younger, we used to rent one of Darina’s cottages down in Shannagarry every summer. I remember playing badminton with my kids in what was once an apple barn,this is now the cookery school. I used to see the students running across the grass to collect … Continue reading Beginnings