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(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
(The tunnel of tress) Last evening we went for a walk. There’s a farm lane at then end of our road and we followed it the first evening we arrived but there were signs and as we couldn’t read them (!) we … Continue reading
(Photo I took of Glendalough round tower last weekend) The weekend before we left Ireland I was down in Glendalough at a family gathering. Sixty-five cousins (four generations) from my Dad’s side of the family came together on a Saturday … Continue reading
We’re leaving Florence today, well, tomorrow as I write and we’re leaving very early (read 9am…) so I anticipate having too little time then (now, to you) to write so I’m writing now…. which is in the past… which means … Continue reading
Didn’t do a lot yesterday, took the day off and read…. But I’ve included some previous day photos. In fact we have so many photos we could pretend we were still here for another month! Or maybe we are…. (Another … Continue reading
(An open door….) Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore Allowing yourself to follow your bliss leaves the door open…. Mairead.
(Or keep to your own path…..) “Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.” – Meister Eckhart Now what would you do? Mairead.
(Happy Buttons) “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” -Aeschylus It’s worth the effort, Mairead.
(Tree with some battle scars) “Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.” – Mark Twain If you’re scared, turn it into courage by taking that next step. Mairead.
(Well, if we’re including everything…. here’s the girls again) “Only two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein You’re a miracle too, Mairead.
(Morning! Or afternoon?) As I sit here at 8.30am on Monday morning I wonder why I don’t sit here at 3.30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Why wait until the last minute? Why set up a habit that doesn’t support the … Continue reading
(Roisín and Caoimhe – happy cousins) “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” – Aeschylus Go on – make the effort, Mairead.
(From winter in Cashel 2010) It’s January. For me that’s the time of year when my energy is at its lowest. When the winter has been long enough and I want some spring….. now! I want it now like my … Continue reading
(Way too much chocolate….) Is it morning already? I’ve been away in the land of Christmas and I have jet lag (or… sleigh lag.) So just enough time and energy to wish you a Happy New Year – it’s 2013 … Continue reading
(Winding path, Mount Usher) “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs Listen, sometimes it’s very quiet…. Mairead.
(Mount Usher in Ashford, Co. Wicklow) The story of our lives is not the story of what happened… It’s the story of what we are. The story that starts “I am….” The story we think we became because of our … Continue reading
(Remembering Canada) I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso What do you want to learn to do today? Mairead.
“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson Today could be your lucky day! Mairead.
(Beauty from Mount Stewart’s Gardens) “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Are your difficulties fraught with opportunities? Mairead.
(Path in the Wilderness) “Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. … Continue reading
(Flowers from the National Stud in Kildare) “The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states.” – Mahatma Gandhi A slave… to fashion, to social standing, to … Continue reading
(Printing practice) It’s before dawn on an autumnal wet kind of day here in County Wicklow. I’m up early because there’s a lot to do before I leave for my classes. Today it’s drawing… not my favourite but I want … Continue reading
“There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” … Continue reading
(The Botanic Gardens in Dublin) I went to visit the Botanic Gardens in Dublin last Monday. Although it’s less than an hour away I’d never been before. Not for the first time I’ve contemplated going on holidays to my own … Continue reading
(Spotted on a building in Cahir, Co. Tipperary…. Life can be very short) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw. Tell me the story you want to create, Mairead.
(Lovely day in Cashel, Co. Tipperary on Saturday) It rained all day yesterday and it looks like it’s ready to do the same today. As always it’s funny how I get used to the weather and think it’ll never be … Continue reading
(Picture of Helen Kearney in London. Source: Scott Heavey/Getty Images Europe) I have more photos and things to say about Canada but first I want to tell you where I was on Saturday afternoon. I went to join hundreds of others … Continue reading
(Everything in Canada is in English and French) After the power station we went to Fort George, (you can watch a video about its role in the Canadian (British) – American war of 1813) an old British Army Fort. The original … Continue reading