Catching up

Hello folks

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post - it's lovely to hear from you all.   I've been following along, occasionally dropping in and reading your blogs but I just haven't had the energy to write.   


Bottom of the Garden

 On a lovely day in August we socially distanced at the bottom of the garden with my friends Csilla Toldy and Tommy Sands to make a tv programme based on our show The Emigrant Woman's Tale.   

On the other side…


John Hume Rest in Peace

Such a sad day here in Northern Ireland saying goodbye to a true giant of a leader who was the instrument of peace here and a tireless campaigner for civil rights.   The peace process in Northern Ireland and the subsequent…

Books Around the World Update



And yet more titles from my reading challenge ticked off this year so far.

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo ***

I picked this book up from looking at Reese Witherspoon's Book Club list and frankly it wasn't entirely…


Life is starting to slowly picking up speed again around here, with lots of the sessions moving online and our local craft shop opening up for a few days this week.  Like everywhere else, the parks and beaches are packed…

YouTube link

  Hi all, I promised to put up our YouTube link a bit quicker this time from our concert online on Monday night.   It's such a strange way to do a gig, but once we started to see some messages coming…

Join us online tonight

Hello everyone,   Just a quick note to let you know that Tom and I will be doing a short online set at 8pm Irish time this evening, representing our local folk club.  The concert will be available on You Tube…

May 2020 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hello everyone,   How are you all coping with the continuing lockdown?  I'm finding that it's taking me even longer to get anything done and after 10 weeks I'm really relaxing into this pace of life. 

A few weeks back I…

April 2020 in Photos


I've been trying to take the time this month to get some much needed rest and blogging has fallen by the wayside again .... so I thought I'd at least try to jump in and join the Photo Scavenger Hunt…