1st Nov

2016

November 1 is All Saints’ Day.  This day is an opportunity to remember that we are not alone.  Many men and women have gone before us. We recently enjoyed a holiday in Northumberland.  I was particularly struck by the reredos in St Aidan’s church ...

18th Sep

2015

                                               Lost in trackless jungle somewhere in the Amazon…. Well no – it’s actually the Rhododendron Walk in Deer Park, Howth and we’re only 9 miles from central ...

11th Sep

2015

IRELAND’S EYE FROM THE SOUTH …AND FROM THE NORTH Ireland’s Eye is a picturesque island that lies off Howth in Co Dublin and adds immense interest to the view of the Irish Sea. Viewed from the south side, the island is green and gently slopes ...

4th Sep

2015

Howth is a busy fishing port at the north end of Dublin Bay and this picture was taken during a winter storm. How do we know? Because so many fishing boats are tied up in the harbour. No self-respecting captain would put out to sea in a force 8 gale – ...

15th Dec

2014

The larch is one of my favourite trees. For some bizarre reason it was also a favourite of “Monty Python” and featured prominently in many sketches.  I’ve no idea why.  Unusually for conifers it sheds all its needles in autumn, but ...