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If the path before you is clear, you are probably on someone else’s. – Joseph Campbell
All stories, at least the good ones, begin with some variation of ‘Once Upon a Time’
͛This is one of the good ones.
Once upon a time, at the age of 43, she started over. It wasn’t completely over, because she had 2 beautiful, amazing children and running shoes, some furniture and enough money to buy a home to live in, but not much else.
This blog is my story. It’s a story of our lives, and the lives of the people who came to live at a place called Sithean, or ‘Faery Hill’ in Scottish Gaelic. It is a story of food and gardens, of loss and renewal, of love. And most of all, of home.
Nothing in my life has turned out the way I expected. Every time I thought I was on one path, it veered. And yet those roads, while filled with brambles and thorns, were also filled with flowers and friends and so much love.
I write this from my kitchen, more than a year after the story started. I hope you will enjoy my fairy tale as much as I do.