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…

My name is Aoife

My name is Aoife (you pronounce it Ee-fah), I’m in my mid 50’s and I live in a little town in the east of Ireland. For years, even decades, now I have been meaning to start keeping a diary but have never got around to it, but I decided that…