Architecture


The Eight Weeks of Christmas: The Fox and the Sloth.


I love the wonderful, dead quiet days immediately after Christmas, when a wine bottle and a chocolate box are always open, the house is warm and glowing with lights on greenery and sometimes it even snows to add to the silence.   I have described...

The Boll Weevil 3: On the Waterfront


                                  Back in Ireland this week looking for an interim property towards a home in which we might gracefully decline (when we get older losing our hair, many years...

The Bol Weevil and the Lightning Bug 2: On the Ground


          Like an over-confident teenager, I thought I knew it all. Teenagers know everything about life, I thought I knew everything about the Irish property market. Actually, I hadn’t a ballsey notion. I’ve just come back from a house-hunting trip to...

Love In The Air


                          On November 1st 1986, Himself and myself fell in love, in a helicopter out over the County Cork coast.   He was the hands-on producer of a new television series for RTE...

The Packing Room


I am just back from a week in Cork (the President of the United States, the Queen of England, Annie Proulx and I like to visit Ireland in May) followed by a week in Berlin. Now, along with trying to reclaim a house left to...