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Monday, August 13, 2012


Despite many weeks of poor weather, including torrential rain, today - August 13th - was quite warm and sunny for most of the day.
Making the most of it was Freddie Kelly picking blackberries from the huge crop available on the roadside up near Curraghmore gates just now; possibly the largest blackberries I've ever seen!

"I'll freeze them when I arrive home, and they will be a special treat for next Christmas Day!", said Freddie.  Now, maybe I could do likewise with my strawberries next year?

Passing by was famous hurler from the past - Frankie Whelan - out with his grandchild for some fresh air and the badly needed sunshine.  Frankie walks many miles EVERY day on Portlaw's beautiful rural roads.
Due to the low amount of sunshine experienced by everyone this year so far, experts are saying that people are quite deficient in Vitamin D.   They are recommending you bare your arms, at least, on sunny days from now on, to make up for this deficiency, taking the usual precautions not to get sunburnt.  
An hour later quite a few more people were picking the blackberries on the same stretch of road.
You'd better hurry along, if you want that special dessert for Christmas!

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