Tag Archives: impact

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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Potato Soup Time

(The stained recipe page) I’m making soup. I love making soup. I love how it tastes, how it smells and I even like looking at it. It’s potato soup (it’s always potato soup) well, there’s also thyme in it but … 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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Pensive on a rainy Monday

(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

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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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Getting forgetful?

(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

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Friday Quote – You make a difference.

(Every brick in the wall…. makes a difference) “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James Your life has an impact, Mairead.

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Watch La Luna by Pixar!

(Butterfly on lavender at Powerscourt Estate) I watched a beautiful short movie on Sunday… here’s the blurb about it. There’s a little boy, his father and his grandfather and they are out in their boat. In the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Fear and Hand Holding in Swansea…..

(Butterfly enjoying the sun) The last stop on our Round the United Kingdom, Short Motorbike Tour was Swansea. We went there to attend our daughter’s end of year exhibition. Twelve movies in one evening… don’t worry they were short, about … 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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Birds and Toddlers do it.

(A Robin) The birds are singing outside the window again as I write and I continue to be amazed at how much their singing affects me. For the better. I’m cheered just listening to them do their thing. They have … 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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Ok we’re home now….

(Charlottenburg Palace) Right, let’s get a few things straight. I will want you to remind me of these if I mention another holiday. So pay close attention: 1. Irish-type weather suits me, even though I love sunshine…. it’s not my … Continue reading

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Gratitude

(Thank you note) I got a beautiful Thank you note from my niece this morning. It was pink and had hearts and flowers on it, all things I love. She said she loved the gift we had given her. But…. … Continue reading

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Pictures and Patterns.

(Slats of a garden chair in the rain) About six years ago I saw a program on TV about photography. It had an expert photographer and three newbies who wanted to learn. The program was only thirty minutes long but … Continue reading

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Going Away Party

(“Just dump everything on the bed, we’ll sort it out after the party”) Today I’m tired. We went to Cashel, my home town, at the weekend. My sister was throwing a party. A going-away party. She’s going away. To Canada. … Continue reading

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Minding your own business

(Coffee and a cook book – heaven) It’s Saturday. Denis and I went on our Saturday date this morning. Well, not exactly morning as it was nearly one o clock by the time we left . Because we had a … Continue reading

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Success Teams Blog

(Continued from yesterday… Five Lives.) The kind of story I want to be in is one where every day I’m involved in something that lifts my heart. You see, down in the everyday “stuff” of life it’s easy to get … Continue reading

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Stop asking yourself “Why am I so Stupid?”

Watched a movie called The Fastest Indian on DVD last week. It’s about a guy called Burt Munro from New Zealand who had a dream to set a land speed record on his Indian motorbike across the salt flats in … Continue reading

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