Tag Archives: inspire

Little Chick’s Story

(A perfect seed ball) Once upon a time there was a little chick who went in search of adventure. She travelled to the sea shore and found a beautiful turtle shell. She put it on and wore it everyday for … Continue reading

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Perfect as you are…..

(The leaves and wine red shoots) Ok I seem to be drawn to the perfect as you are theme again today, so bear with me….. We have a plant in a tub in the back garden. Every year in June … Continue reading

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Happy Days

(A sail boat off Bray beach) The de-clutter continues and yesterday I was going through the drawers in the sitting room. Three drawers in particular were lovely. At some point they had become the dumping ground for old birthday cards, … 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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Cups and Saucers

(My mug) I have a really pretty mug my mother gave me. I liked it so much she bought me the matching tea pot, milk jug and sugar bowl! As I write I see them sitting pretty on the shelf. … Continue reading

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Yarn and Patterns

(sigh…) I love making scones. In fact I’m finding it a little difficult to write because my mouth is watering in anticipation. And since I’m not actually making them, just writing about making them there is nothing to anticipate….. Usually … Continue reading

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Awful Arabella

(Maybe it’s time to cut the grass) Ok, assignment well on the way to being finished… so I’ll take a break to tell you a story. When our children were little I used to love reading to them. I think … Continue reading

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Oranges and Sunshine

(Does that look safe to you?) We’re going to the movies tonight. To the Mermaid Theatre. Every Monday night it turns into a cinema. The movie is called Oranges and Sunshine. I’ve read the book and couldn’t put it down. … Continue reading

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Start at the end…

(Like a bird on the wire……) I was reading the book Do the Work by Steven Pressfield while we were on holidays and I’ve been thinking about it again today. The part I’m remembering is the bit about Start with … Continue reading

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Making an Impression

(Melting blue ice cream paint) The rain is bucket-ing down outside but I’m a happy bunny. I’ve been spending time making material. Well… not exactly making material, printing onto material is a more accurate description. It involves plain white cotton … Continue reading

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Thank you Aunty Phil!

(Butterfly in Powerscourt Gardens) The Happy Pear cafe/restaurant/vegetable shop in Greystones has come up with another healthy idea. They are asking people to donate their old bicycles, no matter what condition. They will fix them up and then make them … 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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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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Five Lives

(Bren’s Birthday Sweet Pea) So, yesterday (Come on Wicklow) I was giving an example of one of the exercises in Barbara Sher’s Book, Wishcraft. It’s called….Five Lives. In it you imagine you have five lives and what would you do … 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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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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