Three Trees

(One day I sat beneath the spreading branches of this fig tree, seeking solace, looking out towards the water where the ducks cavorted, and after a time, solace came to me....) One of the prompts from Cricket's Slice Of Life this week is Mother Nature. If you haven't tried Slice Of Life yet why not... Continue Reading →

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Cooking Stories

One of the prompts from Cricket's Slice Of Life this week is - a cooking experience. When I was a child my mother and grandmother used to bake in my grandmother's spacious kitchen. There was an enormous oak table in the middle of the kitchen that contained all the ingredients needed for baking. My cousin... Continue Reading →

The Old Family Homestead

One of the prompts from Cricket's Slice Of Life Sunday this week is family homestead. I was immediately struck by an image from my childhood of my Great Grandmother's house in Ireland. It has quite an interesting history. This isn't my Great Grandmother's actual house. Her house is gone now. It is a house I... Continue Reading →

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