If this is your first visit…
- We went for a walk in Vila Nova de Cerveira. I had noticed big green doors leading into a courtyard in the middle of town yesterday but it was locked up. This morning it was open so I wandered in. Normally I wouldn't just walk into someone's property. Yesterday I had noticed old walls behind the adjoining houses so maybe I could assume it was an historical site? It was like a little village in there, well a deserted village. Maybe it fills up with tourists in summer but at the moment it's empty. There was a church building, closed and a restaurant, closed and a pub, closed. All the houses looked empty. The best thing about it was the walkway on top. The worst thing - the steps leading up there. Although to be honest they were a feat of engineering. Huge stones were attached to the wall at irregular intervals. I was afraid, but in the interest of capturing some photographs for you I was very brave. I did not die in the attempt... #travel #Portugal #phonephotos #VilaNovadeCerveiraPlease go see this excellent exhibition at @nationalmuseumofireland #collinsbarracks Artist @alisonlowryglass has created something beautiful and thought provoking out of some terrible Irish truths. #magdalenelaundries #art #ireland #(A)dressingDay 60 #2019 Hello March! #phonephoto #nofilter #ireland #marchDay 59 #2019 Here’s where I was lost in thought this morning. There was a weird sound. Five snow white long necked swans were flying in unison over my head. Their wings were making the sound. Can you imagine? You’ll have to, there are no photos or videos. They were magnificent. No idea what I was thinking about before they arrived and I am grateful to them for that. #february #fortheloveofordinary #phonephoto #ireland #nofilter #gratitude #thinkingDay 57 #2019 Another free sunrise. #fortheloveofordinary #february #irelandWork in progress... #mindfulness #calm #creativecalm #making #craftingtime
My Book: Creative Monday
Monthly Archives: October 2011
(Safe harbour) I bought a card today, it had a quote from Mark Twain…….. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. Sail away from the safe … Continue reading
(Time standing still) Why are you so enchanted by this world when a mine of gold lies within you? Rumi (He was a mystic…) Gold. Mine. Mairead.
(Another memory from summer) From Byron Katie again…… A thought is harmless until we believe it. Countless thoughts go through our minds each day, that’s normal and healthy. Hanging onto them, thinking them over and over again, that’s normal and … Continue reading
(Blue Flower from a long ago summer) For all the people who think they have to be perfect before they can do their work in the world – a quote from Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull…….. “You teach best what … Continue reading
(My Children…..) Just a quote today…… from the author of Loving What Is. To my children: “You have the perfect mother. I’m responsible for all your problems, and you’re responsible for the solutions.” Byron Katie That’s alright then, Mairead.
(Almost finished – one of the wall-hangings) I’ve been playing today. As soon as the success team meeting finished this morning I ran off to find some playthings. This used to happen once every year since my teens. I’d get … Continue reading