Well, I didn’t think I could do it but I did ….. I managed almost 5 days without mobile phone or internet coverage. We have just returned from a relaxing week in what is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, Connemara County Galway. My mother was born and reared there along with her 8 siblings in a three roomed thatched cottage in the wilds of the bog, the shadow of the mountains and with a fabulous sea view. Sadly the original house is gone and replaced with an 1980’s 2 bed bungalow with a bathroom ….. the original house only had the potty under the bed.
Last week we spent our days walking through the bogs, along the coastline and through fields and enjoying a local gathering festival. My mother reminisced about the hard days on the bog cutting turf, cycling and walking miles to the nearest shop and the fun they had knocking the Bornocks (pronounced bor-na-ocks) off the rocks by the sea.