The times they are a changing – schooldays in France thumbnail

The times they are a changing – schooldays in France

I really enjoy September. I always have. As a child September beckoned new copybooks, pencils, pens, crayons, sometimes new socks (!). There was nothing more lovely than a full set of colouring pencils- before they would become lost, one by one, throughout the year. September provided a glimpse at what the year ahead would bring in our new schoolbooks. I remember looking towards...

Just like riding a bicycle! thumbnail

Just like riding a bicycle!

You never forget! Em- actually sometimes you do! I realised this when I tried to log in this morning – I had forgotten my username!!! A password is understandable, but forgetting a username –...

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In good company

Sunday was spent in a way that has become synonymous with France for me- eating good food! It was the A.G.M of the Tomato Growers’ Association that I’ve mentioned before. The association transmitted...

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Monday, November 16th, 2015

I can’t even think of a title for this post. That is the simple truth. What happened in Paris on Friday cannot be summed up. The killings, bombings, wars everywhere – it cannot be summed up. I debated...

And just like that … they were gone! thumbnail

And just like that … they were gone!

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned the weather in Ireland before. We basically have varying types of rain. Soft rain, fat rain, rain that rebounds back off the street at ya and my personal favourite, wet...