Tag Archives: calm

Bird Song and Frog Croaks

(Park here… this one’s in Spanish but the picture is always the same) Sunday is the day we travel the longest so from Évora we travelled three hours to a camper van parking spot called Penamacor in Benquerença which is … Continue reading

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What to do if there’s a petrol shortage…

(The front of Alcobaça monastery) We hadn’t heard of the town of Alcobaça (pronounced Alco-Baza, I think) and I don’t know why. It’s very impressive. To begin with there’s s huge cathedral and monastery in the middle of a very … Continue reading

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Just in time…

(Ruby being winched backwards into van hospital) I’m exhausted. It’s 6am and I’ve been awake for an hour… Denis is snoring loudly this night/morning! I feel a huge fraud saying I’m exhausted when here I am here in a beautiful … Continue reading

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Is this morning sickness?

(I like this house in the middle of the city. It’s behind a big gate, I peeped in…) I think I might be pregnant or I’m a gardener… it’s one or the other, I’m not sure. (Who lives at 55?) … Continue reading

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Communing with Deer

(There’s a big map in reception showing the path through the park) I woke up early this morning to birdsong. The rain had stopped and I had an idea. Before I could change my mind I had popped on some … 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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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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Fear and Lightening on the way to Niagara Falls.

(Treats at Tim Hortons) We set off for Niagara Falls this morning (Tuesday). Denis went to pick up the hire car while I packed enough for the two days away. Something lovely happened when he got home. You remember Doris’s … Continue reading

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Swirling currents and calm patches while we’re here.

(Part of Grey Abbey) After the Physic Garden we wandered around Grey Abbey. It’s in ruins now with only a few walls still standing, but there are helpful drawings dotted around to show us what it looked like when it … Continue reading

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The sun always shines… even if we can’t see it.

(Shadows) Would you believe, it’s very sunny today? It is! It’s not very hot and there are a few black clouds on the horizon but overhead the skies are blue and the summer shadows are very pretty. I was thinking that … Continue reading

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Grow your own… dreams.

(Ripening tomato) There were a lot of things growing while I was in the Wilderness, tomatoes, courgettes, lettuce, weeds, to name a few. Each night as I watered the plants in the greenhouse I was able to notice their progress. … 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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Morning Pages

(Come on in….) A long time ago I read the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. In it, there’s an exercise called Morning Pages. The idea is that every morning before you do anything else, you take our your … Continue reading

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Stormy Seas

(Here comes trouble) There we were sitting happily in our cabin about 9pm on Wednesday, last week. Me typing my blog, Denis doing something work-ish. And the captain comes on the speaker with the warning that things would be a … 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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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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