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Daisy Chains by thereluctantemigrant Earlier this week I left the 52 degrees of Qatar and looked forward to arriving home to a nice damp 17 degrees with a drizzle. It wasn’t to be, we pulled into the coach station to a splintering 29degrees and not a promise of rain. As we reluctantly discarded our fleecy… Read more »

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Though town and city gardens are quite small as rule, they also have many advantages such as being more sheltered and warmer (as a result of buildings and tarmacadam retaining heat during the day and much like storage heaters, releasing this stored heat into the garden by night). They also require less maintenance by the… Read more »

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It every girl’s dream and every parent’s nightmare, prom. Call it what you want, I called it the debs, others called it graduation and more called it passing out.  The passing out part was what I was afraid of. Back in my day the debs was an awkward affair, firstly you had to ask a… Read more »

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FOOD EXPERIENCE & WHOLE WELLNESS RETREAT COOKERY CLASSES, OCEAN WALKS, MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AND MOVING & RELAXING IN OUR YOGA STUDIO MAY 13TH – MAY 18TH We believe in being healthy. We want to empower you to make lasting lifestyle changes, leading to a healthier and happier life. Join us for this unique and simple health… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, The next step on our Global Agricultural Focus Tour was Canada – British Columbia. I was very impressed with agriculture in British Columbia. Unlike the rest of the country, it’s mainly small scale producers with lots of artisan producers of beer and wine. The area we stayed in is Kelowna (Okanagan valley)… Read more »

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Summary of Adjudicators Comments for ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams presented by Compántas Lir The adjudicator, Anna Walker ADA, said that she adjudicated at a confined All-Ireland, and saw an amazing version of the play Proof, which was presented by Compántas Lir, so she said it was lovely for her to begin her adjudication with… Read more »

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Gardening with Anne McKeon   I am quite sure that many of you have never gardened before and are coping at present with a new house, new garden project. Frightening I know but never fear, Anne is here! Seriously though, remember that gardening should be a hobby not a chore! On the other-hand many of… Read more »

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Make me an Island by thereluctantemigrant ‘Take me and break me and close all your windows and doors, shut me off, cut me off, make me an island, I’m yours, take me away from the world, take me away from the girls, take me and break me and make me an island, I’m yours’. This, imaginably, is… Read more »

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