After months and months of listening to Spotify with ads, I recently decided to go premium. I'm still not sure that it's 100% worth the expense, but I am enjoying creating playlists to work to and stumbling upon some new artists. If you've any playlist suggestions, feel free to share in the comments. Oh and enjoy!
The summer is over and I've no idea where it went. This year, it was beautifully warm. Many days were spent outside in the sunshine, echoing last year's days in the garden. We finally saw blue skies on a daily basis. It involved a most spectacular wedding, a trip to London town and a lot of hard work. And now it's autumn and I'm still not sure how we got here.
These flowers come into my home vibrant, full of life. They leave through the backdoor, usually thrown into the rubbish after a week or so. They'll end up in some landfill site, rapidly decaying until they become part of the landscape.
We hadn't seen a storm like this in Cork in something like 15 years. I remember the last storm: It was Christmas, we lost our power for a week. We spent the time playing board games, lighting candles, sitting in front of roaring fires, telling stories.
Sometimes I actually crave lentils: Not red lentils that disappear in to the water as you try desperately to cook them the right way but green Puy lentils. I was introduced to them by my food-wise cousins when I was living in London -