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: September 2012
(Spotted on a building in Cahir, Co. Tipperary…. Life can be very short) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw. Tell me the story you want to create, Mairead.
(Lovely day in Cashel, Co. Tipperary on Saturday) It rained all day yesterday and it looks like it’s ready to do the same today. As always it’s funny how I get used to the weather and think it’ll never be … Continue reading
(Pretty Swiss Cottage) My mother and I went to visit the Swiss Cottage near Cahir on Saturday. It was built in 1810 for Lord and Lady Cahir and is a Cottage Orne. A playhouse for the rich. It was built … Continue reading
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein And pick it up, Mairead.
(Agawa Canyon… picture by Doris or Grahame (forgot to ask!)) I’m rushing off to a course this morning (more later) so instead of a post here’s a story from the book Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh that explains what … Continue reading
Day 1 Leaving Dublin. (Waiting to board our plane to Toronto) Day 2 The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition.) (The Sky Ride at the CNE) Day 3 Resting and remembering our Tiki Float. (Our team of bead throwers for the CNE … Continue reading