Joan Manuel Serrat set several of Antonio Machado's poems to music for his 1969 album "Dedicado a Antonio Machado, poeta" (dedicated to the poet Antonio Machado). The video below is a lovely dance performance set to the music of Serrat and the words of Machado by the dance group Ballet Inma Cortés. Stunning! The film was shot at night without any audience … [Read more...] about La Saeta
I wrote recently about my decision to get a glasshouse. My main challenge was deciding which model greenhouse to get. That was partially decided for me when I spoke to the main Irish agent for one of the more popular brands of greenhouse. You can "want" model X all you like, but if it's not going to be available for 6+ months then you're going to have to choose a different … [Read more...] about Greenhouse Ordered!
Back in January the weather was miserable. It was cold. It was dark. You'd go to bed in darkness and if you have a normal day job you'd end up getting up in darkness too. Horrid. It's like that here every year. But this year we were on a "Level 5 lockdown" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we're all restricted to our homes and most things are closed. So you've got the … [Read more...] about Gardening Weather?
I've got a fairly big garden which I haven't really done a lot with. This year I am changing that. I already had a small herb garden as well as a couple of berry bushes. I've added to that with a VegTrug herb garden and I'm currently expecting delivery for a VegTrug raised planter. But while you can successfully grow quite a few things outdoors in Ireland there's also a lot … [Read more...] about Time to Get a Greenhouse
Over the past year I've been at home most of the time, like pretty much everyone else. This week we're all "celebrating" our "pandemicversary". It's been a full year since we all started working from home all of the time. Sure, I've been into the office from time to time and we even had a few weeks where we thought we'd be able to go back... but for now it's working from home. … [Read more...] about Digging Into my Personal Archives