Monthly Archives: June 2011

Little House of Horrors

While we were enjoying our time abroad, basking in the warmth and hospitality of our extended Irish family, back at Smallpeace it had been raining… and raining… and raining… Occasionally, these downpours would be interrupted by a few hours of … Continue reading

Posted in Smallpeace | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Proustian Adventure, a Turkish Delight

“She knew, though Edmund did not, that this was enchanted Turkish Delight and that anyone who tasted it would want more and more of it….”  —The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis I have often heard my … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Smallpeace | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Templebreedy: A respite for souls and sisters

We woke in the late morning with “thick heads” and drank our tea. The clouds on the horizon hung over the upper fields behind the housing estate in buoyant, dust-colored puffs. It was Monday in Crosshaven. In the days before, … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Smallpeace | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Crosshaven is for lovers

The day was set for Saturday, June 4. Saint Brigid’s Church was reserved. The reception venue, the Royal Cork Yacht Club, was booked. And every detail had been attended to, but for one: There was no telling how many prayers … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Smallpeace, Smallpeace | Tagged , , | 5 Comments