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In Praise of the humble apple

I remember one message given to me by my parents It was that an apple a day keeps the doctor away I try my best to apply this in my life...

The Tomato Sandwich

This veggie discovered in the fifteen hundredths Growing wild in the Andes Mountains Brought to Mexico by the Spaniards Then the early...

All squashed in

I just love the names of flowers and plants Like the lovely Sauce Hollandaise daisies Conjuring up images of summer salad days Or that...

Thank you ,thank you

Thank a million to all 157 of you who have visited my Ramblers Blog and to the 300 of you who have bought the The Boy Who Kicked The Nun...

The Boy Who Kicked The Nun

My first book, The Boy Who Kicked the Nun was formally launched in the Ashdown Park Hotel on Thursday May 30th before an audience of over...

A Weeping Flower Pot

Fair daffodil, I weep today at your imminent departure. I scan the inhabitants inside my chilly walls I have treasured you since you were...

2024 Wet and Windy

New Year 2024 New year 2024 has dawned. We’re over week one in January Relentless rain has fallen Lashing on the windowpanes. Streaming...

Well its Christmas shopping time

The week before Christmas By Mick O Callaghan Its Christmas decoration time So exciting for some A boring necessary chore for more I come...

All fluffed up

FLUFFING UP I was in Springmount Garden Centre recently and I saw three attendants taking an artificial Christmas tree out of a box and...

Courtown poem with Samaritans message

Winter walk in Courtown Harbour   by Mick O Callaghan I strolled down the south pier in Courtown. On a cool and windy December evening. I...

Its December 2023

On looking out the window in December Its Saturday morning in December 2023 I pull the blinds and the room is ablaze with light. The sun...

Go on ,Have a half wan

I love that little word half and its many uses in the English language. From my earlier days I remember older people saying “ I’ll have a...

Covid /Shopping /Brown Bread

Well, I’ll be damned, but my usual routine was a wee bit disturbed again lately. You see herself, my chief household executive, fell...

Disney The Ride of a lifetime.

THE STORY OF DISNEY Some weeks ago, I read the story of Facebook and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since then, I have devoured “The Ride of a...

Deora Dé or Fuschia in everyday parlance

FUCHSIA When I was buying my summer bedding plants this year I saw some lovely potted fuchsia plants which I admired and bought. The shop...

Fishy Fridays

Fish on Friday I was down on Courtown beach one day as the spring tide had ebbed way out and had displayed a vast expanse of beach for...

A White Spider mission

THE WHITE SPIDER BY MICK O CALAGHAN When the weather looks inclement, I get up, look out and having breakfasted and done the morning...

Vintage

Vintage Vintage isn’t something new, Its old and that’s how it is, No matter what you say, It’s that and that’s the way, You can ask God...

Coffee at eleven

Well, isn’t life gone very strange and complicated when you want to purchase a simple thing like a cup of tea or coffee. Recently I was...

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