Category Archives: Life Story

Mérida

It’s not all fun and games here. I brought along my Bookkeeping for Dummies book and I’m getting a handle on bookkeeping. Bookkeeping has always been like that big dark tunnel in Béjar – terror inducing. But last year I … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

You know when a small/annoying/disturbing/upsetting thing happens at the beginning of the day and the rest of your day is off? Like, it’s not balanced, it’s just a bit off? Ok maybe it doesn’t happen to you. It happened to … Continue reading

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The Tunnel of (Self) Love Part 2

I did it! I walked through the tunnel. I wasn’t sure I would. Denis was with me and I said we needed to stop just inside so I could get a feel of the problem and then we would take … Continue reading

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The Tunnel of (Self) Love

Yesterday we arrived in the town of Béjar, about 200km west of Madrid. We have never been here before and that’s always exciting. We had set off early, too early for breakfast so I cooked my favourite – porridge, while … Continue reading

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The rain in Spain…

We’re well into our second week of travelling and it’s time to catch you up on where we are. We spent two nights (Wednesday and Thursday) in Vitoria Gasteiz. The city is a very handy stop for campers as there … Continue reading

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Too much coffee, too few photos

Did I mention we are in Spain? We left the campsite in Bordeaux on Wednesday (the campsite we found for laundry, water and wifi, terrible wifi.) and spent a long time in slow road works traffic. The journey that should … Continue reading

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Didn’t want you to miss out on a discount!

This feels a bit like confession – it’s been three months since my last blog. And since then I’ve been learning how to make videos in the fridge for my Instagram. Applying to be on the Late Late for Small … Continue reading

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Project Blackbird Snack Bar

I love projects, I have about sixteen on the go at the moment. Yes they are exhausting and yes it is a little sad when I consider that I will never finish them but they were so exciting in the … Continue reading

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Community Spirit

There’s a bigger prize than normality waiting for us on the far side of this… Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

(This is clematis and it is going to look beautiful soon… possibly) New experiences continue here and we’re like children (nice children, not cranky children…) as we discover different ways to be in the world together. Denis has returned to … Continue reading

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The Journey

Today is the day we were booked to travel on the ferry from Rosslare to France ❤️ then onto Spain ❤️ on our journey to Portugal ❤️. Right about now I would be writing my first post from the car … Continue reading

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What if life was just about being?

I often think about the messages life brings us… not necessarily the hard messages, the illnesses or the problems. But the small warm and gentle encouraging messages. Messages that in a normal day, we can miss. Continue reading

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Bit stormy around here…..

(Red Leaves) Lots of family stuff going on here at the moment. Lots of transitions. Lots of new lessons. Lots of getting used to new situations which seem like old situations… but are not really, exactly the same… possibly. None … Continue reading

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Fearlessness in Baby Steps

(French window) Ok….. so, I’m supposed to be practicing (from the dictionary: the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use) my fearlessness this week. I was figuring that might include … Continue reading

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I’m bursting to share this thing…..

(Lavender) AAAAAh I was taking to someone over the weekend and they asked me what I was up to and I mentioned my Kickstart you Creativity course was starting in November. And as I mumbled and stuttered through some kind … Continue reading

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The Incredible Hulk IS Scary

(Nice calming water picture… Vouvant) Soooo there I was driving down to the supermarket. (By the way the Eat the Fridge thing is going great! – go to shop only once a week even if it seems there’s nothing left … Continue reading

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What’s the story? Part 2

(Widen your focus… and see the big picture) The story of us is part of a big Map. The Map is the representation we have created in our mind of the real world outside our mind. It’s just a representation, … Continue reading

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What’s your story?

(Mount Usher in Ashford, Co. Wicklow) The story of our lives is not the story of what happened… It’s the story of what we are. The story that starts “I am….” The story we think we became because of our … Continue reading

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The rainy season has arrived…. time for a story change!

(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

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Today was a bit slow……

(Vegetables for the lasagna) As I write it’s nearly time for bed and I’m not so sure I’m going to have something to write about. Today I made a vegetarian lasagna. Today I went to the shop. Today I read … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mammy!

(This way. This way.) It’s a bank holiday weekend in Ireland so we celebrated and had our lunch out and now we’re having coffee (for him) and green tea (for me) as well. My sister-in-law (Hi Helen!) thinks I spend … Continue reading

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We’re Back in Ireland

(We didn’t take think it was worth the risk) We’re back on Irish soil again and for a few days it’s been very hot and sunny. Today is rainy but I have high hopes for tomorrow. I also have high … Continue reading

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Birds and Toddlers do it.

(A Robin) The birds are singing outside the window again as I write and I continue to be amazed at how much their singing affects me. For the better. I’m cheered just listening to them do their thing. They have … Continue reading

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Hello blog, whatcha got today?

(Brooklodge Hotel near Aughrim, Co. Wicklow) Every day to write this blog, I sit down facing a window with a view to the sky. I never know what I’m going to write about. I never know if anything will turn … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Mother’s Day.

(The Rock of Cashel – St Patrick definitely may have visited here (before the scaffolding and stone buildings)) Memories of my long weekend: Saturday… sitting in the lounge of Brooklodge Hotel looking out the window, listening to wedding guests all … Continue reading

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He Stole my Laptop

  (The gift) I was in a cafe in Dublin today. I ordered my tea (giving coffee a wide berth for a while) and noticed the cashier wasn’t giving me her full attention. Her eyes had drifted from my face … Continue reading

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A belief is only an opinion we think is true…

(3fe Abbey Street Dublin) Still here at 3fe, it’s very busy but they haven’t asked me to leave…yet! So yesterday, I was talking about tying ourselves to a belief. I have another belief to share. When I was eighteen and … Continue reading

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Coffee shop writing…..

(Coffee Time) Since I’ve been sitting on the sofa resting for the past four days, I’m a bit stir-crazy. So today Denis dropped me to the door of a coffee shop in Dublin and I can get back to my … Continue reading

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Ok we’re home now….

(Charlottenburg Palace) Right, let’s get a few things straight. I will want you to remind me of these if I mention another holiday. So pay close attention: 1. Irish-type weather suits me, even though I love sunshine…. it’s not my … Continue reading

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Taxi Tour Guide

(Lunch…. looking like a green moustached little man?) We had a very interesting conversation with our taxi driver on the way to the airport. He’d lived in Berlin for sixteen years and loved it. As a teenager he’d been taken on … Continue reading

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