When we were kids, my Granny would often babysit us on New Years Eve and let our parents go out to celebrate. I’d think it was extremely witty to kiss my parents farewell and say wistfully, “See ya next year!”
Month: December 2010
Storms, Solstace, Eclipse and Christmas – all in one week!
What a week it’s been! It all kicked off last weekend with the biggest storm we’ve since moving here two and a half years ago. We had just put up our Nativity scene (or “The God in Box” as its
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A word on weeds and a little something for those of you with snow covered gardens…
I’m linking in with Garden Bloggers Bloom Day this week at May Dreams Gardens. Many of the blogs posted have gardens under snow. Even the usually milder, wet Irish climate has been delivered a wallop of white so that my
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Irish wheaten bread with a Californian twist
It’s that time of year again – the Birds of Paradise flowers are blossoming, capturing the winter sunshine and giving it an extra vibe. The pomegranates are ready to harvest, though this year, we’ve had a disappointing crop. Here
What’s in the inside matters too.
They say that beauty is only skin deep. With plants, that’s true to a certain extent too. Take orchids for example. Without blossoms, an orchid is simply foliage. Boring foliage at that! I’ve been looking at the biggest of these,