Category Archives: Life Story

What’s with all the white vans?

(Aren’t beads lovely?) We brought an old rusty bicycle to the Happy Pear today. That’s all. Nothing happened. Nothing struck me as interesting or noteworthy. Except…… (How many words can you make out of the letters in the word Private?) … Continue reading

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Thank you Aunty Phil!

(Butterfly in Powerscourt Gardens) The Happy Pear cafe/restaurant/vegetable shop in Greystones has come up with another healthy idea. They are asking people to donate their old bicycles, no matter what condition. They will fix them up and then make them … Continue reading

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The front of the Westport train goes to Galway

(Comfy throws at my Somatics class) I was travelling on the 7.30am train from Dublin to Westport, last year. I had brought my crochet needle and wool, a magazine, bottle of filtered water, snacks, a pen and some paper. It’s … Continue reading

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What do you need?

(Willow, the dog) There are lots of flowers growing in our garden at the moment. Sounds good, but… most of them are weeds. One which hasn’t started flowering yet has already grown to the height of the clothes line. Why … Continue reading

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My new love……

(Railway track – there was nothing coming…) Today as I write (Monday) my sister and her family have woken up in their new life in Canada. A few hours later than us and six degrees warmer (information via iPhone). I … Continue reading

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Let the Bag Decide

(You can never have enough tin cans…. or blue paint…..) On holidays, a small bag was the only storage available for my worldly goods. There’s only so much luggage a motorbike can carry and it’s not as much as a … Continue reading

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Raindrops

(Rain on the red flowers in the front garden….) I was out walking in the rain today. Not really by choice, I had some things I needed to do. I was wearing a raincoat and a hat and a skirt. … Continue reading

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It’s in the blood.

(There’s a lot of iron in Guinness) About once a month a group of us meet to play poker. It’s a friendly game, with offspring included if they’re available. The smallest number required to play is five and the most … Continue reading

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Pictures and Patterns.

(Slats of a garden chair in the rain) About six years ago I saw a program on TV about photography. It had an expert photographer and three newbies who wanted to learn. The program was only thirty minutes long but … Continue reading

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Just do it.

(Irish sky – we have the best clouds!) We travelled for 4,500 kilometers in wind and rain and sun. We were coughed on and sneezed near, and we were never ill. But we’re home now and we have the ‘flu….. … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions.

(Mantlepiece decoration in Powerscourt) Today I made a decision. Decisions are very interesting concepts. The idea that there are two or more possibilities to choose from should be exhilarating. It rarely is though. Because, if you think you have a … Continue reading

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Fearlessness

(Nice chairs in Powerscourt) It’s four hours past the time I normally write my post. Fortunately, still twelve hours before I send it to you. But today, I have nothing to tell you! As this has never happened before, I … Continue reading

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Success Teams Blog

(Continued from yesterday… Five Lives.) The kind of story I want to be in is one where every day I’m involved in something that lifts my heart. You see, down in the everyday “stuff” of life it’s easy to get … Continue reading

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The story of Zac and the pooh.

During December I spent some time with my nine year-old niece, who seems to attract trouble, skillfully! She has inspired me to write the following story. (By the way, my sister, her Mum, discovered that she had started to re-write the … Continue reading

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What programs are you running?

I’m reading a lot at the moment, and different ideas are popping into my head. I’ve started to call this “organic study.” One of the books I’ve been reading is called Using your Brain for a Change by Richard Bandler. … Continue reading

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Is there something you want to do?

One of my friends, Laura, has returned from her second trip this year on the old pilgrim’s way in Spain called the Camino. Laura initially was due to travel with her friends but work commitments meant they had to cancel, … Continue reading

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I don’t want to feel calm when I have no money!

It’s a beautiful day outside as I write. In the past it was for days like this, that I waited to feel content. Seems strange now but its the truth for me. At that time I didn’t know but I … Continue reading

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A message for all those who have teenage daughters.

We went to see Juno last week. It’s a story about a 16 year-old girl, Juno, who gets pregnant, and her journey through the pregnancy and birth and beyond. What’s different about this version of an old story is the … Continue reading

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What are you like at your best?

My husband and I go to the movies every Monday night. Its our date-night! We flip-flop between art-house and Hollywood. By art house I mean going to a small theatre ten minutes from our house, where we can have a … Continue reading

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