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Where the Spirits Live

Where the Spirits Live

17th July 2012 – After a six hour drive we leave the busy main road and turn right down into the narrow valley of Arigna, cross over the bridge and start to drive up the road that meanders amongst a forest thick with chestnut trees. This…

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Italian Summer Course Photo Album by Jole Bortoli

Italian Summer Course Photo Album by Jole Bortoli

I have been meaning to publish the photographs of the Italian trip and course for a while now, but since I came back to Ireland I have been mad busy. Finally I got some free time and here is the visual documentation of a great…

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Paint your fruits before you eat them

Paint your fruits before you eat them

I bought fresh strawberries today and ate them sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice the way most people do in Italy. In my family however, when I was a child, strawberries were strictly eaten after being marinated for at least a couple of hours in red…

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SFORMATO di ZUCCHINE – Zucchini’s Bake

SFORMATO di ZUCCHINE – Zucchini’s Bake

Last summer’s weather was so poor in Ireland that all I managed to harvest from my garden was a total of 4 zucchini out of 6 plants. A most disappointing result for a zucchini’s lover like me. I cook them in many different ways and…

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HAVE YOUR CAKE AND  EAT IT! by Eilish Hatchett

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT! by Eilish Hatchett

May 13th 2000 I was walking through a Spanish airport when I felt a dull, weakness, crawl up the left hand side of my body, and reside in my face, I turned and looked at my friend saying’ I think I’ve just had a stroke’,…

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The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

Art to Heart’s mentoring programme The Magic Turtles is up and running (see www.arttoheart.ie). Happily many people have been asking a lot of questions: why this programme, why now, how is it going to work? Well, it just felt the right thing to do in this moment in…

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Of Shrines and Brigid’s Wells

Of Shrines and Brigid’s Wells

by Jole Bortoli Saturday 17th March 2012. This St. Patrick’s Day I chose to spend some time with Ireland’s other famous saint, Brigid. I’ve never been too fond of Patrick anyway, with his banishing of the snakes who had done nothing wrong, the poor creatures!…

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Google’s Tiramisú

Google’s Tiramisú

I had lunch in Google’s Dublin Headquarters today. A friend of mine works there and since their staff can regularly invite visitors to share their meals I jumped at the opportunity to visit the place and see for real what for many is just a virtual…

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Be careful what you wish for… by Bernadette Larkin

Be careful what you wish for… by Bernadette Larkin

When I was a child I lived very much in my head. I lived in a world populated with books and dreamed of going to boarding school and having midnight feasts with the girls of St Clare’s. My constant companions were books, paper, pencils and…

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WORK IN PROGRESS by Mercedes Blanco

WORK IN PROGRESS by Mercedes Blanco

I have an interest in the Arts and Crafts and in working with children and young people. I started making jewelry four years ago as a way to create personalized pieces for people looking for original designs. I began using beads and wire, but soon…

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