The Taste of Summer

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” –Dom Pérignon, monk and cellar master attributed to the discovery of champagne, upon first tasting it.  If Dom was tasting the stars then this blog post is all about tasting the summer. In a world where everything is on tap and easily accessible it’s nice to take the…

Blackberry Picking

  Seamus Heaney is one of my favourite Irish poets, possibly because when I read his poetry they always give me a great sense of place, of feeling like I’m there, they reflect experiences that most Irish people can relate to.  None so more than ‘Blackberry Picking’: Last Saturday the lust for picking became too…