Category Archives: Kettle Thoughts

Stupid milk

                        Either I’m a genius or I’ll live to regret this. But there has been a marked dwindling in my three-year-old’s enduring passion for the word ‘stupid’ since this … Continue reading

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Powercut Verbatim

In 1998, my family at home in Carrantanlass, County Galway, experienced our second Christmas in a row without electricity due to storms. We had Christmas dinner  by candlelight at my cousins next door. For about four days, we otherwise congregated … Continue reading

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The Problem of Odd Socks

Well, the internet appears to be broken. Or else I am not as proficient at using it as I thought I was. Has my technology addiction failed me after all? Can it really be true that it is not possible … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin in the Lego

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The Raddle and the Ram

In which I am unwittingly re-indoctrinated into FARMING.   I come from an actual farm in Galway but I had a love-hate relationship with it as a child (loved pet lambs, hated the mortification of holding up traffic to move … Continue reading

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Dublin Doors

Victorian doors in Phibsborough, Dublin 7. I took this especially for my Instagram feed yesterday. And just look at those beautiful tiles. My daughter loves looking at the terraced red bricks in this area. She knows this was our neighbourhood … Continue reading

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Galvanise home

This little galvanise building is located near where we live in county Wexford. Somebody recently cut back the brambles from around it, which is when I first noticed curtains in the windows.

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