Author Archives: markbendle

The colour of Autumn

The colour of Autumn

So summer is over and it’s back to school. Many of us grandparents have been helping out with childcare in the long summer holidays and while I love having the grandkids it is very tiring, so I can no ...
Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Two ponies with one working eye between them have become inseparable – with one acting as a guide for the other. Pony Peanut, who only has one eye, has become a full-time carer for fellow nag Bu ...
Grandparents caring for disabled children

Grandparents caring for disabled children

There have always been children who have been raised by their grandparents. It is not clear whether the numbers have increased, but according to the Grandparents’ Association the numbers of children b ...
The wild rover

The wild rover

Aidan sawley explores County Galway and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way If rugged coastline is what you want, spectacular scenery is what you like to see, the mighty Atlantic Ocean holds you in thrall, ex ...