I’ve never been a gardening man but I am beginning to see the attraction. It is the 14th May 2022, the weather is threatening to be warm and dry for today and tomorrow at least, and the allure of pottering around outside in the stunning beauty of nature and attempting to (finally) turn my ‘lawn’… Continue reading Seeing the attraction of gardening
Great stretch in the evenings
There is a great stretch in the evenings now. Has been for weeks. Since January, really. It’s great to see. I used to dread the tedium and monotony of cutting the grass at home around the house. Now I am looking forward to it. Maybe it’s a sign of aging. Perhaps it has to do… Continue reading Great stretch in the evenings
Getting planning permission in rural Ireland-evidence of an anti-rural bias?
I shared a video on Instagram yesterday about the local needs criteria when seeking planning permission for a residential development in rural Ireland. It generated a good deal of interest and questions. One of the questions surprised me, however. Here it is: It is hard to believe that it is necessary to explain that planning… Continue reading Getting planning permission in rural Ireland-evidence of an anti-rural bias?
Downpatrick Head and Dún Briste on a February Saturday
Sometimes you stumble upon a place and it surprises and delights and takes your breath away. Last week myself and she who must be obeyed were in Ballina, Mayo for the weekend. A Christmas gift from the kids. On Saturday we decided we would go for a drive prior to retiring to the hotel bar… Continue reading Downpatrick Head and Dún Briste on a February Saturday