Sligo, Ireland– Travel brings a sense of uncontrolled euphoria coupled with a sweet smile from the unknown. It is an addiction that leaves you lost, as many do. Fortunately, I don’t know of any serious health issues that come with a natural influx of dopamine, except coming down from it I suppose. It is a good thing that The Sun Also Rises.
Home becomes just a feeling. I find that growing a garden grounds me. You start with the soil, rich and complete. Well, it is a good idea to lay down some seaweed as the professionals have come to know. Carney’s very own Bug Hotel reminds me of all the small creatures that gardeners need.
Last year I took on a large plot to which I am forever grateful. Potatoes, onions, garlic, kale, spinach and two raspberry bushes brought a sense of confidence to my we personality, riddled with guilt.
Now, I will start growing just what I like. Not to say potatoes aren’t a joy in their floury, buttery, creamy goodness, they totally are! especially when shared between neighbors, but they require more space. I have moved house and a quaint timber planter awaits. I decided what to plant but we will see if my brown thumbs can make it green.
Finished Girl on A Train by Paula Hawkins and I must say it was crazier than I. However, I do love Emily Blunt and I recommend watching A Quiet Place which did give me quite a thrill.