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The chef and his grandson

My young brother Martin runs a little Chambre d’hôte in the South of France near Beziers. He used to run a restaurant in Waterford and is a wonderful chef. Martin and his wife Sile with their two grandchildren spend a few days with us recently in Kerry. Steaks on the barbeque were on the menu

By | 2017-08-31T14:25:52+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Family|0 Comments

All Mixed Up

I went to a rocking concert last Saturday afternoon when my son Eamon and a group of enthusiastic Cork musicians played some great music and sang a few tunes from their new CD….. All Mixed Up. The concert was organised to launch their CD which was put together to raise much needed money for Cork

By | 2017-09-26T12:29:04+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Autumn leaves

In Ireland this year we have had the driest calmest autumn/early winter that I can ever remember. As a result the colour of the leaves on the trees is spectacular. On Sunday we walked around the beautiful Atlantic Pond with our grandchildren. Son Owen was with us and decided that he should bury himself in

By | 2017-09-26T12:34:27+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Fungi the Dingle Dolphin

After the Dingle Marathon this year we decided with a few of our grandchildren to see if we could find Fungi. The deal from the Dingle boatmen is a boat trip of about an hour’s duration around the beautiful Dingle harbour in search of Fungi the friendly dolphin. If you don’t get a good view

By | 2016-10-07T11:29:27+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

The 500th Birthday

My sister Fifi has been wonderful over the years in organising little family gatherings around the time of our individual birthdays. As there are seven of us in our family it takes a lot of organising and we are all really grateful as it has helped to keep us in touch with one another. Thanks

By | 2016-08-09T11:20:04+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Always try to make the connection

I mentioned in a recent blog that we had visited the Greek island of Samos for the wedding of our son Owen to Marina. Her Dad Manny was born in the tiny village of Stavrinides which is situated in vineyard country, high up in the mountains of Samos. As a young fellow he immigrated to

By | 2018-01-08T12:41:43+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments