Tag Archives: Dublin

Leave the floor washing and follow your heart

We had a great night sleep. Very gentle rolling at 3am but otherwise smooth as a lake. We’ve just had breakfast, the highlight of which was the coffee. They must have a new machine… No the real highlight of the … 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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Sunday Walking

(The one picture in Marley Park) We are continuing our new tradition of a Sunday walk and today we went back to Marley Park. We didn’t bring the camera…. we’re a bit lazy and anyway we both had cameras in … 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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The art of being scared to death….

(Street lighting outside the National Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin.)   Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. – Harold Wilson Kinda scary being who you want to be…. Mairead.

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Free trip to the barracks.

(Decorative Arts and History Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7) We went to visit Collins’ Barracks in Dublin yesterday. I had never been. It’s just twenty minutes walk from O’Connell Street and right beside Heuston Train Station. It has free parking … Continue reading

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Good Morning!

(We went to Dublin on Saturday and saw some socks) Good morning (no it’s not Sunday afternoon…) I’m sitting looking out the window as the sun is breaking through from behind a cloud – lots of bright rays, like the … Continue reading

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Art Works – Caravaggio.

(Clare street looking onto Merrion Square – notice the perspective!) I saw a documentary on Friday in class about Caravaggio (1573 – 1610), his full name is Michelangelo da Caravaggio. Poor guy, he had a difficult life, one of his … Continue reading

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Down memory lane with buttons….

(A Sony Walkman picture  – can’t find mine – too small…) Yesterday we went to the market in Dun Laoghaire. It’s held in the People’s Park and there’s food, books, music (live and recorded), vegetables, meat (cooked and raw), crafts, … Continue reading

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Paper Sizes….. The Real Story…

(A5 notebook on top of A4 sketch pad on top of A3 hardback sketchbook) Turns out I didn’t completely understand paper sizes (Personal Notebook)….. but thanks to some smart people I think I’ve got it now. My sister Moira told … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect…. bit by tiny bit.

(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

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The Botanic Gardens in the rain.

(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

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Canada, the summary…

Day 1 Leaving Dublin. (Waiting to board our plane to Toronto) Day 2 The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition.) (The Sky Ride at the CNE) Day 3 Resting and remembering our Tiki Float. (Our team of bead throwers for the CNE … Continue reading

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Pause…. now, have a look at that thing you did….

(Seagull, taking a pause in Bath) I was digging in the garden yesterday and my project is very close to completion. You might remember the garden was overrun by weeds and I wondered how I might clear it? Turns out … Continue reading

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Really, Moira, it was no trouble :)

(View from the dart) Friday was an odd day. I went to Dublin on the Dart. I didn’t bring an umbrella, probably just as well – gusting winds. I didn’t bring a hat, so hair a bit streely (old Tipperary … Continue reading

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Believe it or not…..

(There were lots of statues of bears like this around Berlin) Unbelievably, four days later and I’m still at the coffee shop. Remember yesterday, I told you about my belief of being a failure? And the day before about how one situation … Continue reading

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A belief is only an opinion we think is true…

(3fe Abbey Street Dublin) Still here at 3fe, it’s very busy but they haven’t asked me to leave…yet! So yesterday, I was talking about tying ourselves to a belief. I have another belief to share. When I was eighteen and … Continue reading

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Coffee shop writing…..

(Coffee Time) Since I’ve been sitting on the sofa resting for the past four days, I’m a bit stir-crazy. So today Denis dropped me to the door of a coffee shop in Dublin and I can get back to my … Continue reading

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Learning to Swim

(Ellen, who showed me the Living with Beauty swim) Our nice visitors are gone. We miss them. We do have a pair of shoes they accidentally left behind but it’s just not the same. So maybe it’s not “the clothes that make … Continue reading

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Dublin Rocks

(Pasta (not shown) and salad for dinner) We went to Dublin today. We have very nice visitors staying with us for a few days. They are so nice that while I’m writing this they are cooking our dinner. Today with … Continue reading

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