Samhain

Attached to my fridge is a black and white photograph from Hallowe’en 1978.  It’s of me and my two sisters standing in the back garden wearing cobbled together costumes. M. is draped in a white sheet with two holes the size of 50p pieces roughly cut out at eye level; the cloth gathered at her waist … Continue reading Samhain

Kelpies

Years ago I had two short-lived spells of being around horses.  Both were at the same stables, high above my hometown on the Corbally Road, a name that I now think of as aptly onomatopoeic; it sounds like something you might say to a horse instead of ‘giddy up’ – ‘cor-bally!’  Sisters, B. and S., … Continue reading Kelpies