Dara

Today I would like to share the completion of a project that began last summer. A Romanian friend had gifted me two lace doilies she had made as a young woman in Romania. When you go to that earlier post, you will find that I had made an error in the identification of the lace …

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Winter Soup

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Today I wanted to share with you my first home in Ireland. To update you, I met my life partner John in 2007. He was an Irish citizen, and I had dual citizenship USA & Ireland. My grandmother was born in Athlone, Ireland. A dual citizen in Ireland is possible via an Irish grandparent. I …

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Hope this finds you all well and happy. I must apologize to you for not being in contact for so long. Sadly, it’s been a hell of a couple of years for me. First John die, and then I got sepsis and near died, and at the end of 2021, I got Covid. I don’t …

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Over the summer, I have been sharing my attempt to propagate a beautiful yellow rose growing beautifully in my friend Jean’s back garden. It is a lovely rose-floribunda with a bright yellow color and a fantastic scent. Jean purchased this rose sometime in the 1970s, and she doesn’t know the name. That means I can’t …