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…

Weather stops garden play

The weather has been poor for the last few days, not raining so much but not warm either and with a few showers here and there. This has limited the range of things I could do in the garden, and means I had to change from my favourite plan of…

Amusing advert

I miss the classified ads in newspapers. I do understand why they are a disappearing thing, they just can’t compete with the immediacy of online, being able to put ads up in a moment and then take them down when something is sold so you don’t keep on getting calls,…

Saving Benjamin

Today I had planned to tell you more about the characters who live in my world, probably starting out with my husband, Mr Potato, and our son Tom, Potato Jr. I don’t call them that because they have a deep culinary appreciation for our national vegetable but because they both…

Waiting for a package

It’s a Saturday and I spent most of it patiently waiting for a parcel to arrive. “Your delivery will be completed between 12:17 and 17:47” Those seem strangely specific minute numbers when you are giving a five and a half hour long timeframe, why not just make it twelve until…