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Daffodils and dry-stone walls

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Larris & Me

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I’ve written and published a novel aimed at children and teenagers, which so far has had high praise from its young readers! It’s available in paperback and ebook formats. Please check it out here

Or, in the USA and for the ebook version, here.

Thank you!

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Bicycle 2

Sean took this in the summer of 2007, I think.

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One year on

The leaves on the Norway maple are yellow once more. My dry stone wall is again in partial collapse from all the footballs we kicked against it … this time on the other side of where the goal posts used to be. The weather is wet and dreary now; it was fine and warm then. There aren’t so many pheasants about this year.

Sean’s anniversary mass was held in the local church last night. The congregation was large – the local community, family, our friends and Sean’s. Our Dublin next-door neighbour, Aileen, whom we hadn’t seen in 13 years, and her daughter, Olivia. Some people had travelled a long way to be there. Continue reading

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Ned’s yard

A photo by Sean from a few years ago.

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Betsy!

That is the caption Sean gave to this photo, which he took from our garden. I can’t be sure that it was her real name. 🙂

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Pump

Another photo that Sean took in our neighbourhood.

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