Blogging with WordPress

I received this alert today. I had used other blogging platforms before WordPress but opened my account in June 2008 to blog about CCK08. I chose the name Clyde Street as...

Remembering

I looked at my Facebook account today ... accidentally. One of my friends had posted a link to a story on Her.ie. It was a story about a couple who took...

Garden and Grand Design Insights for Performance Environments

I have just watched the final episode of Monty Don's Italian Gardens. In this program he visited the Vennetto, Lucca, Como and Lake Maggiore. Throughout the program Monty discussed the transformation...

Autumn in Mongarlowe 2011

It is a most beautiful Autumn in Mongarlowe. A Summer of rain has encouraged trees and shrubs to flourish.

Spring Blossom

I have been away from the garden for a week. This morning was one of thoseĀ  beautiful, sunny moments after overnight frost. It was a time for taking pictures! Looking North Jono's...

Acts of Delicate Elegance

Over the weekend I watched again a documentary about Sissinghurst, the garden created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in Kent, England. Their grandson, Adam Nicolson, was interviewed in the...

There is no wealth but life: a sense of perspective for sport

There are some benefits of being trapped by volcanic ash in the North of England. I have been hoping to visit John Ruskin's home, Brantwood, at Coniston for some...

Engaging Readers

This week I have been introduced to two delightful writers. I met their work through Radio National programs. I have been thinking about writing a great deal recently in...

Fluttering and Dancing in the Breeze

It is Springtime in Mongarlowe. In the garden the other day I was reminded of William Wordsworth's poem. Not really a host of daffodils ... just some beautiful clusters ... "Tossing...