Goodbye Benjamin, Hello O

One of my first little writings on here was about a peaceful Sunday afternoon shattered by a need to fortify a garden pond from a marauding cat. Benjamin the koi carp, who Mr Potato was strangely fond of was under attack from Jasper, the new kitty on the block and…

Fever dreams #2

Continuing on from the other day, some more of the strange and very lucid dreams that I had while my temperature was very high last week. I’m blaming the fever but I don’t know, maybe I always have strange dreams. I never normally remember them so it’s hard to say…

Fever dreams #1

In case you missed it, I have been ill for the past few weeks with the dreaded COVIDs but I really am feeling much better now, thank you for asking. Please keep yourselves safe and do wear masks, etc. it really isn’t something you want if you can possibly avoid…

Do be afraid of COVID

Sorry there have been no updates here for a few weeks now. I have been mostly in bed as we had an attack of the COVIDs at home. Both Potato Jr. and I got what I thought was just a bit of flu but got worse and worse before we…

I see you, bakery lady

There is a new young lady working in the bakery around the corner and when I went in the other morning to get some bread, because we should all be supporting local businesses and not just buying everything in the supermarket, she introduced herself. There was nobody else around and…

Technology and potato failure

Oh, it’s been a bit of a week! Many ups and downs, an exciting party, a very brief visit from our daughter, learning something interesting about the neighbour, a new washing machine, noisy roadworks outside. Also a lot of blog silence, which isn’t great when I am only a week…

Potato proverbs

The humble potato, it’s a vegetable that has become as synonymous with Ireland as Guinness and leprechauns. It’s a stereotype and a cliche and it gets exaggerated a bit I think, but none of that changes the truth that the people of our nation really do like a potato! I…

Planned obsolescence?

I like to think the best of people and companies, I complain a bit and can be a bit sarcastic but I really do try to see and think the best. Some companies make it difficult though, Whirlpool for example. We bought a washing machine with a guarantee and it…

When the Potatoes go fishing

It’s 2am on Monday morning and I’ve just got home and realised that I have not updated my new blog for days. Bad girl Aoife, must do better! This weekend Mr Potato and Potato Jr went fishing. I’ll be honest I think one of them wanted to go fishing and…

Sometimes you are right

“I told you so” seems to be a dirty phrase that we aren’t supposed to use nowadays but I think it’s okay to feel a little bit smug and self-satisfied when you get things right. In light of that here are a three things I am not ashamed to say…