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‘What about Christmas?’ was what my mother asked not long after returning from my summer stint in Ireland. Christmas holidays always present me with two conundrums; how long do I stay, and do I stay for my birthday in January? We had uneasiness in asking friends to mind Aneira over a holiday period to allow…

When Horchata Came to Stay

Winter arrived overnight. Balmy evenings, quickly replaced with shortened evenings and chilly breezes. Normal procedure after work is straightforward with a dog; whoever arrives home first, takes the girl out. Autumn temperatures allowed for longer walks around 11 at night. In winter, they were more or less halved. Aneira’s night-time walk rarely takes her far…