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With Audrey, on Capri

It beats me how Audrey Hepburn ever squeezed her calves into a pair of Capri pants. If the actress spent any time on the island of Capri she must have been very beefy twixt knee and ankle because the inclines … Continue reading

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Signs of Life in Itchy Ankle

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omagh – this is our life

Originally posted on considering the lilies:
Fifteen years ago, I took my new baby daughter home to my lovely, tragic Northern Ireland. It was my mother’s sixtieth birthday, and between my father, my brother, and a handful of relatives who…

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Garden in close up

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Home and Away, Spring 2013

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Marjorie Winslow wouldn’t have called it an elevator pitch, or a personal brand position. The author of Mudpies and Other Recipes, who died at the end of 2012, really knew who she was and what…

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One Potato, Two Potato…

It is my practice, when in Ireland, to eat at least five forms of potato every day. It isn’t difficult and it is certainly no hardship. Take yesterday: The day started with leftover ham and homefries. At Fitzroy’s in Derry, … Continue reading

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I wish I had written this. The author is poking fun at the standard setting but I have to say I hate food drives where people palm off out of date cans or send torn and dirty items to Goodwill. … Continue reading

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The death of Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught

John, Paul, George and Ringo seemed too archaic and uncool, although I was shocked to find I could not summon up names for more contemporary 4-piece bands. ( How many members are there of One Direction?) North, South, East and … Continue reading

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