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Just one more…

(Am I too close?) Apologies, there’s one more story…. Last Monday night I went along to a church hall in Greystones where Molly, from the previous team had created her dream – a group of therapists providing low cost therapy for … Continue reading

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Team Stories 5

(If you think this picture is tilting to the left…… you may have problems… but not with your sight) Last Success Team story today. Kalliope is a Greek Goddess, muse of epic poetry and the name given to this story’s … Continue reading

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Team Story 4

(Lusi’s copper beech) This next Success Team story is about a woman we’ll call Brigid. Brigid didn’t know what she wanted. She had attended a previous idea party and something about the feel of people together supporting each other’s dreams … Continue reading

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Team Stories 3

(Pretty thistle) Another story from the Success Team. This one is about Pandora. In fact, Juno from yesterday’s story gave each member of the team a Goddess name, so I’ll use those from now on. Pandora came to Success Teams … Continue reading

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Team Stories 2

(Willow Heart) Ok time for another story from the Success Team. Let’s call the next person Juno. She came to Success Teams because she wanted to set up a distribution company to sell her chosen brands of natural beauty care products. Juno … Continue reading

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Team Stories 1

(A dog called Belle) Well, the Idea Party is over and it was great, but I may be a bit biased! I got some permissions so I can start telling you the stories. The first one is about a woman, … Continue reading

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Idea Party

(The floor is washed) It’s week seven of the Success Teams and the week of the Idea Party. That’s where the team invite two or three people each and we all sit down with a cup of tea and pot … Continue reading

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Lazy and Selfish

(Kate and Liam’s unusual sunflowers) For the first time in my life I went to a cafe with my laptop. It was last Saturday. I had a green tea and an egg sandwich (yes…) first. Then I wrote for thirty minutes, without … Continue reading

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Little Chick’s Story

(A perfect seed ball) Once upon a time there was a little chick who went in search of adventure. She travelled to the sea shore and found a beautiful turtle shell. She put it on and wore it everyday for … Continue reading

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Perfect as you are…..

(The leaves and wine red shoots) Ok I seem to be drawn to the perfect as you are theme again today, so bear with me….. We have a plant in a tub in the back garden. Every year in June … Continue reading

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Poor Fred

(Pink geraniums in an old seed box) We’re all feeling the love for our cat, Fred, at the moment. He’s not well. We brought him to the vet. He has viral gingivitis, which means his mouth hurts…. a lot. When … Continue reading

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Drama, drama, drama

(Scary ride on Bray seafront) I went to the post office today. It took three hours. The queues were terrible. A big fight broke out at one point because everyone was so annoyed at the waiting. There was lots of … Continue reading

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Happy Days

(A sail boat off Bray beach) The de-clutter continues and yesterday I was going through the drawers in the sitting room. Three drawers in particular were lovely. At some point they had become the dumping ground for old birthday cards, … Continue reading

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You are Here

(Where are we?) In the cathedral building on the Rock of Cashel, there’s a map of all the buildings on the site. This map is on a stone plinth in the centre of the cathedral. Somewhere on that map there’s a label … Continue reading

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Learning to Swim

(Ellen, who showed me the Living with Beauty swim) Our nice visitors are gone. We miss them. We do have a pair of shoes they accidentally left behind but it’s just not the same. So maybe it’s not “the clothes that make … Continue reading

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Dublin Rocks

(Pasta (not shown) and salad for dinner) We went to Dublin today. We have very nice visitors staying with us for a few days. They are so nice that while I’m writing this they are cooking our dinner. Today with … Continue reading

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Cups and Saucers

(My mug) I have a really pretty mug my mother gave me. I liked it so much she bought me the matching tea pot, milk jug and sugar bowl! As I write I see them sitting pretty on the shelf. … Continue reading

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The Piano Tuner

(More beautiful stuff from the Yarn Room) The piano tuner was here today. As you might expect he was tuning the piano….. His name is Rob and he’s lovely. Although, I can’t always understand what he says, I think he … Continue reading

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Yarn and Patterns

(sigh…) I love making scones. In fact I’m finding it a little difficult to write because my mouth is watering in anticipation. And since I’m not actually making them, just writing about making them there is nothing to anticipate….. Usually … Continue reading

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My dream job

(One paw, two pause…) We have a George Foreman grill. It’s a thing you plug in and when it heats up you put in your rashers or burgers or some other thing you might want to grill. It was advertised … Continue reading

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Awful Arabella

(Maybe it’s time to cut the grass) Ok, assignment well on the way to being finished… so I’ll take a break to tell you a story. When our children were little I used to love reading to them. I think … Continue reading

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Stuff Happens

(Dogs create stuff) I have a deadline on Friday to finish an assignment. But I finished it today!  Yippee! Then I read the instructions…… it was the first time I’d read them. They would have been very useful, because they were … Continue reading

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Oranges and Sunshine

(Does that look safe to you?) We’re going to the movies tonight. To the Mermaid Theatre. Every Monday night it turns into a cinema. The movie is called Oranges and Sunshine. I’ve read the book and couldn’t put it down. … Continue reading

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Don’t sweat the meatballs!

(Damien and Nat are organising a Flamenco Festival in Dublin 23rd to 31st July http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com) The de-clutter is continuing slowly, and today (Sunday) we went to Ikea. Not entirely sensible, because we might have been tempted to buy more clutter. Fortunately … Continue reading

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Start at the end…

(Like a bird on the wire……) I was reading the book Do the Work by Steven Pressfield while we were on holidays and I’ve been thinking about it again today. The part I’m remembering is the bit about Start with … Continue reading

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Making an Impression

(Melting blue ice cream paint) The rain is bucket-ing down outside but I’m a happy bunny. I’ve been spending time making material. Well… not exactly making material, printing onto material is a more accurate description. It involves plain white cotton … Continue reading

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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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I know what you mean…..

(Fred among the weeds) Something funny is happening to my computer today. I think it might need that debugger that Apple were announcing. Funny thing is ….. my cat, Fred, is unwell too….. not too sure what’s wrong, just not himself. … Continue reading

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