Via Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, listen to Sunday Afternoons by Kate Carty above:

"I open the back door into the farmhouse and the dogs come bounding towards me. I smell the roast lamb, onions, carrots and potatoes cooking. His face lights up as I approach him, his arms outstretched for a hug, and I plant a soft kiss on his cheek..."

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday mornings from 9.10 am - listen back here.