Tag Archives: behaviour

The TO DO List exploded…

We are still working away in the garden but we have slowed down. Thankfully. My back was starting to ache and Eilish was getting better at being the boss of me. She has a very productive way of getting me … 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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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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Life’s a beach…

(There was a boardwalk to the beach so we took a quick look…) The Algarve area of Portugal is very popular. We’ve been officially in the Algarve for three days now but most people (or maybe just me?) think of … 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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Beware of: Beware of Pickpockets!

(Black and white and red and green Lisbon…) It’s 4am. I’m awake. I think. This week has been like a dream, maybe I’m not awake… Here’s what happened at the workshop (and here’s a link to the website: thecreativityworkshop.com) Shelley … Continue reading

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Opportunity

(Welcome to Portugal) So it’s the week before my workshop in Lisboa and I thought it might be sensible to create some blog posts so I am doing some overtime to cover myself for the duration of the workshop. I … 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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Warm hugs from the south…

(Our car park tonight is just around the corner from this beach) We’ve moved again further into Portugal… just a little bit. To a town called Viana do Castelo, less than 100km north of Porto. There was a temptation to … Continue reading

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We have a lighthouse!

(Ortiguera. To the right… a little cove…) I hope my photographs can do some justice to the beauty of the place we have found ourselves in today because I am struggling to find words to describe it… Oh and the … Continue reading

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Free Parking with the Elephants

(Our view from the kitchen) We crossed the border into Spain this morning. It rained the entire time and the spray from the other traffic was a bit miserable. We had forgotten that this part of the journey past San … Continue reading

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Once upon a time we had no water…

Lots of people ask me how Denis and I can live together, in such a small space, without killing each other. I’m not sure I have ever given an adequate answer, mainly because I don’t know. So I thought it … 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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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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Shuush! We’ve found a McDonalds! 1 of 2

(Beja is on a hill) Don’t tell anyone but… we’ve come to McDonald’s this morning! Yes I know, how could we? Well… there’s a certain thing that McDonalds do and Starbucks do too that we haven’t found elsewhere here. I promise … 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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Happy Puppydog Day

(Fishermen on the Dordogne, just over the hedge from our pitch) We have reached the Dordogne and it’s very hot. We arrived on Wednesday around lunch time. Very slow at the best of times the heat makes me much slower … Continue reading

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The eBook is out!

Well it’s finally happened…The eBook is live on Amazon! You might remember I mentioned it last September on this blog post in Creative Calm. So I wrote, edited, got scared, edited some more, went into a small decline, edited some … Continue reading

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This Beautiful Country

(Adorable little cottage with pretty china cups and tasty maple syrup pancakes) We’ve arrived in Cashel… Not the Cashel in Tipperary. With the Rock. Where I grew up. The Cashel on the west coast of Ireland, looking out onto the … Continue reading

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Odd Day in the Czech Republic

(Building on our street, in Prague) I did something in public yesterday that I’ve never done before. Crochet. Yes, I had been telling you how I will be working away on the train to Krakow but there was every chance … 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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Quiet – the book…

(Solitude) I’m reading a really interesting book at the moment. It’s called Quiet by Susan Cain. There’s also a TED talk. She writes about extroverts and introverts and thinks the extrovert personality type has an unfair advantage. The extrovert is … 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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Heavy Rain brings Cheerful Scones

(22 raindrops (or thereabouts) in a row… ) It was a very dark morning full of heavy rain when I woke up. So I lay there listening to the sound of water hitting the window, the roof and the cat. … Continue reading

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Attention! Losing, Seeking and Paying.

(The tea shop in France…) I was in a coffee shop yesterday with Denis. It was a new one so I was spending some time looking around at the decor, which I liked. Followed by some time looking around at … Continue reading

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Where do all the clothes come from?

(We had no idea there was a lovely walled garden in Marley Park, about 30 minutes from home) Right so we’re back where we started, everything’s the same but nothing’s the same. And my most pressing question is… where did … Continue reading

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Parthenay – not just a pretty town

(This is the Courgette Chocolate Cake – yummy! And no I didn’t make it…) It is so hot here today. It was so hot yesterday too. At the weekend we went to visit a little town called Parthenay. It’s a … Continue reading

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I have a very little fridge and I’m not going to fill it up with rain

(Some perfect scraps of paper) It seems to have rained all night so the ground was very wet this morning…. but it’s sunny now so I’m sitting outside on the swing. Since we got here I’ve been making craft stuff … Continue reading

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