Cobbles to Prosecco, Mayhem to Calmness

On the 15th of October as part of ‘Social Saturday’ www.socialsaturday.org.uk we are celebrating our new ‘Pop-Up Shop’, 2 years as a Social Enterprise and to top it all our wondrous knitters and volunteers.  The shop is at 7 Market…

Warm Age on the Cobbles

What a week of contrast on ‘The Cobbles’ of Barnard Castle.  Wet and windy Wednesday, boxes and packaging blown around, people, heads down rushing on by, and no Gerardine to lift my spirits.  Then super, shining, sunny Saturday, Gerardine returns,…

The Black Prince

They came to Barney from every corner. From the North and down the Bank the Campbell’s from Àird nan Saor, from the West and over the County Bridge the O’Connors from Ciarraige Luachra and the Cunninghams from Waterford. He saw…

Briquettes, Rain and Woollen Yarn

  Rain and more rain over Freebrough Hill, one and a half tons of Warm Age Briquettes for Lynda O’Keefe from Cork, barrowed in by a descendant of the kings of Ireland. Gimli looks on and waits. As the rain…