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Ar thóir gach ní In search of everything

Ar thóir gach ní In search of everything

She points out how the dog is happy to see him home too and the cat in her own way. The bougainvillea has grown wild without his care, the olives need picking. She then notices his inability to respond and offers her arms, in which he finally releases his emotions, relieved to be home again. Continue reading

God Bless the English

God Bless the English

It would be nice to say that it is usually employed as a term of affection and perhaps it is; but even then, there is an undertone of disparagement, a hidden adjective with its own sting. Continue reading

Playing with Pennies

Playing with Pennies

History tells us that when the stakes were substantial, Pitch and Toss games could become extremely serious. In Dundalk in 1914 a man died following an altercation during a game of Pitch and Toss when an argument arose as to who was entitled to the winnings. Continue reading

My first Christmas in Australia

by Eda Payne My first Christmas in Australia was spent in 1959 in Renmark, a South Australian town on the River Murray.  We erected a big marquee in the middle of a paddock.  The heat was intense, every fly in Australia had settled there and the food was spread out in abundance on the groaning … Continue reading