Irish summers tend to be wet with a hint of sun and a promise of warmth that comes and goes as fast as the clouds above Inis Mor on a stormy day out in the Atlantic. However, this summer has been the hottest in over 40 years, records have been broken and then broken again. … Continue reading Surviving The Heatwave of Summer 2018 in The West of Ireland
Autumn is officially here, it rains everyday, the air is becoming bitter cold in the mornings and its dark by dinner time. Our winters are marked by ever increasingly fierce storms, such as we have never seen before. These storms uproot, flood and destroy all before them and such storm defences as was in place … Continue reading Stormy Weather Over Galway: Global Warming, Rising Water Levels & How to Up-cycle All Those Broken Umbrellas
It was a gorgeous day today, so after doing some errands in town, I decided to come home the long way along Lough Atalia [Galway city] and through the wild meadow beside it. The sun was shining, there was a brisk breeze and the air seemed alive with sound. I recommend always being prepared, if … Continue reading Blackberry Delights & Unexpected Encounters or Becoming Addicted To Foraging!
Last Sunday, I went foraging in the lush wild meadow that runs along the side of Lough Atalia, the small lake that runs to the sea in Galway harbour. It was a stunning day, I felt almost light headed with the scent of wild flowers, fresh running water and the earth warmed by the heat … Continue reading Foraging on the Banks of Lough Atalia in Galway, How to make Honeysuckle Ice Cream and other Nectar of the Gods
When I was little, I wanted to be a Knight, a Healer, a Explorer...and when I grew up, I realised I could be all those things and more for it is only recently, I have discovered that my heart is that of a Wild Woman. What is a Wild Woman you ask? She loves all … Continue reading What it means to Be A Wild Woman
Midsummers Night Eve has passed and we are at the height of summer and as the weather improves, my thoughts turn to the sea and all its wonders. Living as I do on the edge of the Atlantic, the sea has been a constant presence in my life. The sea for all our advances in … Continue reading From the Depths of the Ocean, ‘Mermaid Tears’, An Ode to the Sea
It is so important to take care of your feet, they support you all day long, everyday and yet are often forced into tight uncomfortable shoes, high heels, flip flops...It is really only when there is something wrong with our feet that we pay attention to them but a few simple measures to look after your … Continue reading How to make Fabulous Foot Cream