Shelter


Move Over in the Bed Baby Boomers, Make Way for Millenials


  Woke up this morning worrying about earthworms. In a landscape increasingly covered in concrete, how do they breathe or mate?  Without oxygen, worms suffocate. Earthworms breathe through their skin and come up to the surface at night to mate if they feel so inclined....

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...

The Boll Weevil and the Lightning Bug 1: A Home in Ireland


      In 1999 Himself was working in Dublin and only came home to Cork at weekends and desolé being apart, we decided to buy a house in Dublin. I began a search, which, back then, was not online but involved foot-slogging and an...

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...

Earthquakes


According to an expert in the Geology Departments of the Flat Earth  University, (me) one is less likely to be the victim of an earthquake in Ireland than almost anywhere else on earth. That said however, I was once the victim of an earthquake in...