Holding on to dreams and accepting losses is part of gardening. Another day has been passed pleasantly in the garden. Thankfully, the weather has been good of late and this has been possible. The start of the morning was spent finishing a job I had started yesterday afternoon. Midsummer often brings the regret that we … Continue reading A Dream and a Loss.
It’s a new approach, a better way to enjoy gardening. No more rush, rush, rush; no more quick fix; not more just getting the job done! Mary has often commented that she can’t keep up with me in the garden; that I move along like a whirlwind. She, on the other hand, has always taken … Continue reading Slow Gardening.
Though ten years retired, memories of my past working life surface now and again. The MoSCoW method came to my attention in a Management in Education course I did with Trinity College. It was a method of sorting priorities – Must do, Should do, Could do and Won’t do! Pffffffffff, what a load of claptrap! … Continue reading The MoSCoW Method.
It's the place to be, the cocoon that is. It's where the government wants the elderly to be - the over 70s, that is. I don't qualify by age but I do by experience. The Taoiseach made this announcement last evening, telling the over 70s (and people deemed to be particularly vulnerable to the Coronavirus … Continue reading In the Cocoon.
There were bound to be some unpleasant repercussions from this Coronavirus but I never imagined it would come to this. My post-primary education, except for the first year, was in boarding schools based near Dublin. It was over a hundred miles from home in Dungarvan and we only went home at Christmas and summer. Others … Continue reading It Has Come to This!
Our confinement, self-isolation, is into its second week. We have locked our gate and have not been out nor anybody in for over a week now as the Coronavirus Covid19 continues its rampage through the country. There were 219 new cases in Ireland today, Monday 23rd, bringing the total number of cases to 1,125 with … Continue reading Coronavirus, Gnocchi, Potato Bread and Jig-saws.
It has been a very unusual St. Patrick's Day. There has been no visit to town, no parade, no celebration, no meeting with family. Altogether it has been a very quiet day, a day at home, just the two of us. It will be like this for a considerable while, it would seem, as the … Continue reading The Spuds are in!