Tag Archives: awareness

We only have a certain amount of energy

(The front of the Monastère Royal De Brou) We ran out of electric power last night. The clouds were grey and the sun didn’t come out and during the day our solar panels didn’t generate much electricity. By 3pm we … Continue reading

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Back to Work!

(Beautiful strange sky last night in Gron) I stopped doing nothing today and started working on the book correcting all my typos and writing an intro and a blurb for the amazon page. I’ve had a lot of help from … Continue reading

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The End is Nigh…

(Love, love, love doors) So here we were with three nights and four days left in France, how will we fill them? There were only three more sleeps until we were going home. In an effort to cram every lovely … Continue reading

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Silves’ elusive things

(A glimpse of the wall) There are two things you see a lot of in Silves – the old moorish walls and the storks. Funny enough both are hard to photograph as you walk around. The storks are always too … Continue reading

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The heartbroken Princess

(Setting sun) Once upon a time there was as a little princess who was magic. She was able to get anything she wanted with her magic. (Cozy quilt by the sea) You might think a princess like this was happy … Continue reading

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What were you thinking?

(Nighttime in the sand dunes of Figueroa da Foz) Next morning we headed for Figueira da Foz. This town was recommended by a Portuguese Camino walker friend who was here. It is lovely, thank you! (An adorable statue gifted to … Continue reading

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Foz by the Sea

(See the house out on the edge of the cliff?) We’re still in the place near the sea with the funny name – Foz. We’ve had our walk, I’m considering starting the couch to 5km running program again but I … Continue reading

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One stitch after another…

(This is an old Roman road at the entrance to the olive farm) Still here at the house with the oranges, in the town with the olive farm, waiting for Ruby to recover. The mechanic has started holding his head … Continue reading

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Thank you, Portugal!

(Normally closed these shutters keep the house cool. Can you see the thickness of the wall?) We are staying in a house on the edge of town, did I tell you that? It’s a very cute traditional Portuguese house. It … Continue reading

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Are you feeling me?

(This feels sort of happy sad with spikes and magic) The reason I first started taking pictures was because at a workshop once we had to pick something we’d do in the following year. I didn’t know what to pick. … Continue reading

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Bubbles and Connection

(The tiles are like wrapping paper) Yesterday I went off exploring the town on my own with my camera. I took some pictures. I sat under a tree. I took some more pictures. I sat in a square. I walked … Continue reading

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Storks deliver babies, right?

(A pair of storks) We’ve moved closer to the sea. Haven’t seen the sea yet today but we are in a near-the-seaside town. There’s a lot of blue and white-painted walls and houses. I went on a fact-finding mission. Wandering … Continue reading

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Linda’s Craft Kit

(The craft kit Linda made up especially for me so that I would always have something creative at hand when I am away❤) When I woke up this morning I was thinking about the craft kit Linda gave me the … Continue reading

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Furadouro by the sea

(That’s the Atlantic Sea out there) We’ve travelled a little further south and now we’re in a car park behind the sand dunes at Furadouro. It rained when we got here. It rained all night. Really. All. Night. It’s raining now. But … Continue reading

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Wash Day

(Another lovely sunset) Yesterday was wash day. Washing your clothes while travelling in a camper van requires a little extra organisation. [But before we start a health warning… Kate, close the email… there’s a picture of a snake in this … Continue reading

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Broken Shells Calling

(Friday evening in Furadouro) I mentioned yesterday that I loved the town of Furadouro and one of the reasons was the beach. Not the sand but the shells. Not the perfectly pretty and complete shells. The broken ones. I had … Continue reading

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Wake up it’s beautiful!

Well, it’s been a wet few days since last Sunday and that’s made it easier to be working away inside the camper on the MindCraft website, which is now up and running – here’s the link. Today is overcast but dry … Continue reading

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Sometimes it rains in Portugal…

It’s raining! I know you will be disappointed for me but I’m ok, I have some work to do so it’s probably just as well I won’t be able to sit outside sunning myself… I hear it’s sunny in Ireland! … Continue reading

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Hello again, Fear!

(The Portuguese town of Chaves) We have arrived in Portugal! It only took seven days! Yep, I know a lot, right? Last time we talked I’d stopped talking to Fear. Remember? Well it only lasted 24 hours. Here’s what happened… … Continue reading

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I think… a lot

(The rocks at the lighthouse near Sagres, Portugal) It’s coming towards the end of this journey and as always my mind stops living in the present and moves ahead. It’s very counter productive because on the one hand I am … Continue reading

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Making peace with embarrassment

(Palm tree trunk) We’re still in Luz so I’m getting comfortable here, starting to feel right at home… which means some of my old habits are popping up. (By the way, I’m working away happily on my book so that’s … Continue reading

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Where the firemen go for coffee….

(Unusual house in Castro Verde. It was the talk of the town in the 1900’s because of the creative use of the latest building material – cement) It’s been raining here for a couple of days. I can see the … Continue reading

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First Steps to Portugal

(From a lovely little book called One Small Step Can Change Your Life, Robert Maurer) We’re travelling again. This time, Portugal. We’ve never been to Portugal. It’s a long way, the sat nav says it will take 17 hours from … Continue reading

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Feeling some madness…

(Can you see this kite surfing guy’s feet and surfboard are out of the water?) It rained a lot last night. Lots of rain, lots of wind. Teeny tiny bit of sleep. Not feeling too bubbly today. So I’m reminded … Continue reading

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Lost and Alone in Budapest…

  (Beautiful Buildings) Budapest is quite beautiful and quite big, so we gave up the walking tour for a bus tour… not our finest hour. Not just because of the lack to exercise but for the choice of tour. Our … Continue reading

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Wounded and Sickly Ego in the Safe Cave

(All the pictures are from Mount Usher Gardens in Ashford, Co. Wicklow) I took a week off blogging and I have great excuses, but It’s the excuse that stops me going back to blogging that I want (well, really don’t … Continue reading

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Show Time

(This is me crafting last year in Canada) It’s that time again – Knitting and Stitching Show time! I’m very excited. Tomorrow I will be in a big room with thousands of noisy people milling around and getting in my … Continue reading

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Cooking up a movie… kinda

(Food pictures from Italy are very inspiring so here’s some Italian pizza…) The daughter is home for the week and we’re doing a little project I should have done many years ago – passing on the recipes. It’s where your … 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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