Unfortunately the photos from this old post have been lost We are getting used to this new way of living, going to town one day a week, working outside when the sun is shining then coming in to work on our computers and read beside the stove in the late afternoon. Looking through the food… Read More


Although the weather has been extremely cold for the past two weeks no snow had fallen on our hill. We had freezing easterly winds with both day and night time temperatures below zero Celsius. We have been lucky with above average sunshine everyday and beautiful clear starry nights. The east of the country has been blanketed in snow for… Read More


We have had a few beautiful days of sun, light winds and starry clear nights. This week in August every year there are amazing night skies with shooting stars (Perseids) in the northern sky. Check out the Astronomy Ireland website for more details. If you are blessed with clear skies then you owe it to yourself… Read More