Ally Bunbury

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Keeping hens is so much more than the luxury of breakfasting on homegrown eggs. Photograph: Getty

Few things in life are more satisfying than taking a stroll to a hen house and scooping up warm, freshly laid eggs. When I was pregnant with our first(...)

The Jelletts’ pizza oven sits in what had hitherto been known as the ‘Ignored Corner’ of their garden.

My late father’s barbecue sauce always signalled the beginning of summer. Made from a bounty of fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, sugar and lemon, the t(...)

I think its arguable that no room has experienced a greater change over the decades than the kitchen. Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty Images

I recently found myself standing in my kitchen listening to the entirety of the Angelus as I awaited the six o’clock news. That is not something that (...)

Bernadine Grogan, from Palmerstown, Dublin, with some of her snow globe collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some years ago, a family friend spotted a collection of rusty Castrol GTX cans hanging on a clothes line outside a neighbour’s house in Co Cavan. When(...)

“No matter how many times I see the Eiffel Tower, it is a sight which I will never tire of.”

There is nothing like a deadline to bring on procrastination. Bake a cake, clean out the hot press or, as I’ve recently succumbed to, embark on perio(...)

Cicero the peacock and owner Andrew Craigie at home by the Aga in Co Meath

We had over 57 varieties of animals at home when I was growing up. The figure seems extraordinary now but we once did a count. Tiny gerbils, elusive h(...)

Basements were once meant for staff, cooking and wine, but these days,  people are increasingly looking down rather than up for options.

“If this room was in Hong Kong, it would be premium space,” said my friend when she walked into the children’s playroom in our basement, which was in (...)