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Sandra Quinn
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I'm a journalist based in Cork, I love finding quirky stories and I like settling down with a good book, writing in my journal or binge-watching a new series.
I'm a journalist based in Cork, I love finding quirky stories and I like settling down with a good book, writing in my journal or binge-watching a new series.

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Hi, here is the latest blog post, an Erasmus diary from Cork writer Aine Curtin. Enjoy and please share if you like it, Sandra.

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Leaving home for the first time - an Erasmus diary
Leaving home is a hard thing to do, but for most University students, it is part of their course through the Erasmus programme and is unavoidable.  Some take it on as close to home as possible and go to the UK, coming home most weekends, while others use th...

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Hi, this is my latest blog about how to use up those pumpkins or what to do if you nab a pumpkin this week for a bargain price, enjoy and please share or pass along, if you liked it.

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'Pumpkin soup, the best you ever tasted' - a tasty recipe for those pumpkins
'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper. Picture credit: Caroline Hennessy.  This time of year, shops and supermarkets have piles and piles of pumpkins lying around, on special offer and almost everyone tempted by a bargain is looking for a way to use these wonderfu...

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Hi all, I met a visually impaired runner recently and found his story and strength inspirational, maybe you will too. Enjoy and please share if you liked it, thanks.

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Kerry runner aims for 2020 Paralympics
Pictured at the Charleville International Half-Marathon were (l-r): Liz Leonard, Ross Gallagher, Cllr Ian Doyle and organiser Michael Herlihy. Copyright Sandra Quinn 2016.  For many people, losing the majority of their sight as a teenager would knock them
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Hi, this is my latest blog post. A review of The Brush and Spoon cafe in Kilworth, Co Cork. As usual, if you enjoyed it, please share, Sandra.

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Taste the delights The Brush and Spoon has to offer
Gallery Crafts and The Brush and Spoon in Kilworth, Co Cork. Copyright Sandra Quinn, Quinn's Quandries, 2016.  VERDICT; I would give The Brush and Spoon in Kilworth five stars (read to the end for an explanation of the star ratings).  I first met Fiona Turl...

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Hi, here is my latest blog post about a rare eagle, which was spotted and rescued in Kildorrery, quite close to where I am living. Enjoy and please pass it along if you liked it, Sandra.

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Rare majestic bird spotted in Kildorrery, Cork
Courtesy of Gerard Casey.  Seeing a cool looking bird is unusual, but not all that noteworthy for many and most of us will look up and think 'wow, that bird looks amazing' and then go about our day.  Luckily, Fr Gerard Casey is not one such individual and w...
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