Tag Archives: choices

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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End of the road

(Here’s our entire route from the Rego app…) Thank you for being with us on the journey, now we’re all back where we started. We’ve been back a week and have managed to do some travelling in Ireland in that … 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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On a Time Out

(Want to buy a shop?) We are stuck in a very lovely small French town called Benet. I say stuck but that’s just me being dramatic. We are kinda stuck yes but we could be in worse places. The part … Continue reading

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The Brocante Game

(Dinner with friends) This is the third year we have stopped at our friend’s summer home and they always pull out all the stops but this year they added extra entertainment. The Brocante Game. (Everything necessary to clean your rifle…) … Continue reading

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Wet, Wet, Wet

(Way, way, way in the distance behind the clouds are the Pyrenees) Orion is a constellation but it’s also a commune in France. A commune in France is like a district or a parish. (I’m getting all my information from … Continue reading

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Leaving Paradise…

(The fort from the castle walls at Castro Marim) And then we had to leave… leave the beach, the 6am walks, the sea glass, the heat – no we didn’t have to leave the heat, it is hot everywhere at … Continue reading

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Kittens and Coffee

(Spring, spring, spring) We are still at the house of the oranges in the garden. Ruby is still at the garage. We have fallen into a different routine here. Normally we have breakfast and lunch in the van and get … Continue reading

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Spending time with Vera…

(Notice the colour for the houses here is white and grey) I hear there’s more bad weather on it’s way to you. So I won’t mention that it’s been a lovely day here and I’m outside as I write watching … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Cafe God

(Yesterday morning I had to cross this scary bridge, it goes over two dual carriageways! I sang Christmas songs to myself to stop me closing my eyes and lying down. I went back today to take pictures for you.. you’re … 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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Beware – food pictures!

(Denis can hardly wait to get inside the door of TimeOut Market, Mercado de Ribeira) Forgot to tell you – yesterday was a beautiful day! A little bit of sunshine and no rain! We woke this morning, surprisingly surprised to … Continue reading

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Do. Or do not. There is no try. – Yoda

(Today we went to see the ruins!) The rain stopped and sun came out…and off we went to the roman ruins at Monografico de Conimbriga. These are the ruins of the old city (about 1800 years old!) of Conimbriga and the … Continue reading

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Discomfort Zone

(Freezing grass) It was absolutely freezing when we got up this morning. It was also literally freezing… outside the van. Luckily it was over the 4℃ necessary inside to keep the drinking water inside the tank. We decided in spite … 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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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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Stop Talking to Fear

(Very nicely located car park at Entrago) We left Cangas de Onis this morning and set off for our next home. It’s a small village called Entrago, with a car park in the Picos mountain range that allows camper vans to … Continue reading

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Portugal: Day 1 Part 3

(Love this! And it’s exactly the right size for the roads) So…We found a campsite in a forest full of birdsong, the wi-fi wasn’t great, we set off in search of mobile wi-fi, drive on little roads. me I’m nervous, the perfect Phone … 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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Somewhere Between Krakow and Budapest

(Time to go…) Right so, we’re in Budapest. It was very late (well, 8.30pm) when our train arrived into Budapest Kel station. But in spite of the lateness, the ten-hour train journey and our tiredness we managed the transfer from … Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell!

(Last night’s storm ( and our drain pipe) on the balcony) Another Tuesday, another train journey. We’re off to Budapest today and we’re sad to leave Krakow. It’s really beautiful. It’s also friendly and easy-going, and they have great food. And great … Continue reading

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Free Tea! Free Coffee!

(Art on the old city wall) Before we got here I was researching Krakow (with help, thank you Magda!) and one of the things I found was a free cafe, called Cafe Fińska. Well, almost free… in return for a … Continue reading

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Pictures in a Museum

(The Jewish Cemetery is outside and photography is allowed here) We went to the Jewish Museum yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day and the streets were packed. The museum was also packed. It’s not an ordinary museum, it’s a … Continue reading

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Head Space – there’s an app for that!

(Sign from bridge in Mount Usher Gardens… don’t jump, leap) I’ve started doing meditation. I’ve started many times before but this time I might keep going. So far I’ve completed twenty days. I’m doing it with an app. It’s on … 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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If you only had one… What would you do… With that day?

(Cute (Little gazebo in the walled garden in Marley Park) I have lots of old magazines. I brought three with me to France to use in my collages and montages. I didn’t really think three would be enough, which reminds me of … Continue reading

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Being Grateful

(St. John’s Gate – Parthenay) I’m sitting on the swing as I write, in a little bit of shade, it’s way too hot out there under the bright light for my pale complexion. The really surprising thing about a hot … Continue reading

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Just Walk

You might remember my budding exercise regime? I was going to walk everyday. I was even thinking of walking on the wet days.Well, it’s been faltering a bit. Now, I had read somewhere that if you can repeat something for … Continue reading

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