Emo Court, County Laois

The Heart of Summer – Review

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The Heart of Summer The Heart of Summer is a series of three poetry events, brought to the public by Poetry Ireland, in association with...

Last Minute Christmas!

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It's nearly Christmas!  Cue demented 'Slade' like roar (indicating blind panic).  You see, I'm having trouble prioritising at the moment.  I've got a Christmas...

Day Trip: Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle

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Having battled the rain for days, it was a blessing to see the sun for a few hours last week, as Hubs and I brought my visiting sister to see Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle. Of course, we had our rain coats at the ready, but as we admired the outside of the cottage, its charms were highlighted by the warmth and glow of sunshine.
Finding the perfect wedding shawl.

Christenings, Weddings and a Special Anniversary

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Christenings and Weddings - two of the purest, most joyous occasions we celebrate. How lucky am I to have a christening to attend this Saturday and a wedding to go to in two weeks time? Very lucky, but slightly tortured by multiple fashion dilemmas . . .
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Escape to Cork and Captain America

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Cork has become one of my favourite places to escape to - not that I need to escape very often.  It's just that when...
Boats in Schull Harbour.

Schull and The Harvest Moon Festival

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My husband and I don't go out that often, as we live in the countryside. But we do love live music and had been talking about going to West Cork for a couple of years. When I saw that the 'Harvest Moon Festival' was taking place in Schull, I thought 'Hey, this is our excuse!'

Cheeky Preview: Eurovision 2012

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You've got to love the pure energy of these guys, even though for twins they are very uncoordinated . . . One twin refuses to accept the idea of syncronisation and throws in his own random moves with complete abandon. This only adds to the uncontained exuberance of the performance though and you'd have to be very stony hearted not to smile once.
Shot of Flaming Sambuca

Birthday Celebrations, Bond, and Biryani

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I'm congratulating myself on a birthday well celebrated! Taking my cue from Usher, who recently announced on the Graham Norton show that he has 'a birthday week', I began my birthday celebrations on Sunday 28th October and ended them on Sunday 4th November!

Books and Hanging on the Telephone

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Last Thursday (March 6th) was World Book Day and I celebrated by treating myself to three new books: 'The American' by Martin Booth, 'Killing the Shadows' by Val McDermid' and 'Ghost Light' by Joseph O'Connor.