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Learning Support Doha by thereluctantemigrant Working abroad for a few years,works well, as long as everything works well! You’ve all your degrees authenticated, your passport is in order, you have no past convictions, you’re parents are well and are enthusiastic about your leaving, your wife is only too happy to give up her marketing career to… Read more »

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Follow us on Social Media for great stories & more ‘Supporter only’ Plant Share on 12th May This is a day dedicated to our supporters and our way of saying a big thank you for your continued belief in our ongoing conservation work. On the day you can bring along any excess plants and seedlings to share,… Read more »

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A Cathedral by thereluctantemigrant As reports flood in about the Notre Dame fire which has left people saddened all over Paris and indeed Europe. For me, there are two take away items, one, the global and palpable relief that it was not a terrorist attack and two the absolute outpour of pledges of wedges to restore… Read more »

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All going well the last of the frosts have left us and it will soon ( but not until early/mid May) be time to plant drifts of summer bedding plants. These form blankets of colour beside which you can sit during the summer months, drinking cold drinks and chatting with friends. It is probably the… Read more »

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Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: April 2019 The April plant of the month is the perennial Sweet Pea and what a beauty it is! It brings me right back to spring time with my grandmother, Sarah. Sarah planted this lovely climbing plant in our garden in Mayo and it provided me with so much delight every… Read more »

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Finding Nemo in Doha by thereluctantemigrant I love animals as much as the next person, but when it comes to owning one, I have a strict criteria.   They must not require affection. They must not scurry. They must not require food, every day. I must be able to leave them for long periods of time without them… Read more »

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By Dr Lucia GannonApril 3, 2019 | 0  Share104 Tweet Share WhatsApp Email 104SHARES Dr Lucia Gannon gives an account of how writing a book has provided her with a valuable perspective on her life as a GP I held the manuscript in my hands one last time before inserting it into the big brown envelope. I was glad… Read more »

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By Joseph Francis Kelly   Striving to get the adequate mobility mix in Galway is not without challenges, as the overbearing pressure on Galway’s transport infrastructure is becoming increasingly evident every day. The plethora of solutions being put forward are, collectively, a positive step in the right direction, however, the argument has become polarised. This… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, In case you haven’t seen it yet – we have a new website with a completely new design.  We hope you like it.  It was designed and created by Darragh Kerrigan Creative. www.greenvegetableseeds.comThere has been one issue that has occupied my mind for a long time and suddenly – just a couple… Read more »

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Mothers Day Gift Guide: Sunday March 31st Mothers Day is a day when we honour the mothers in our lives – our mothers, grandmothers and our godmothers. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate these incredible women and thank them for everything they do. It is a time to reminisce on special memories, share… Read more »

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Much prayers and blessings to everyone on this beautiful morning and new day especially to those who are in need of a prayer or a kindness or a support of some kind….. We are all in this life together. So I really pray this morning and today and I hope to put actions behind and… Read more »

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Identity Crisis by thereluctantemigrant Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse….. Last year, at this exact time of the year I muttered about having an identity crisis of sorts. It was heavily prompted by three days of celebrations, International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day.   All these massively thought-provoking days ultimately leave me… Read more »

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