Tag Archives: wishes

Honeymoon in Edinburgh.

(The Scottish Flag) We arrived in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon. Twenty five years after we had planned to get there…. I wanted to go to Edinburgh for my honeymoon and Denis was happy to go too! But we never made … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening.

(Tip: Take in your garden tools at the end of the summer) While I was out in the garden just now, I was thinking about organic change. You might remember the situation with the very tall and healthy weeds in the … Continue reading

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Little Signs of Creative Misery.

(Busy insect in Mount Usher gardens last week) I’m immersing myself in creative things. Making and doing but also reading about the creative process and watching movies about creative people. And everywhere I turn I see more articles or books … Continue reading

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Hello blog, whatcha got today?

(Brooklodge Hotel near Aughrim, Co. Wicklow) Every day to write this blog, I sit down facing a window with a view to the sky. I never know what I’m going to write about. I never know if anything will turn … 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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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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We’re going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

Berlin Zoo today. Up early was the plan. Plan failed. After a breakfast of orange juice, coffee, custard Danish and currywurst (the boys only) we set off. By midday we had arrived. It’s a very old Zoo in the heart … Continue reading

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Lazy and Selfish

(Kate and Liam’s unusual sunflowers) For the first time in my life I went to a cafe with my laptop. It was last Saturday. I had a green tea and an egg sandwich (yes…) first. Then I wrote for thirty minutes, without … 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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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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Why are we here?

(More patterns) I’ve started my de-clutter project. So far my room is beginning to feel clear and un-cluttered….. in one corner. This isn’t going to be a rush job. It took a long time to get this way, it will … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions.

(Mantlepiece decoration in Powerscourt) Today I made a decision. Decisions are very interesting concepts. The idea that there are two or more possibilities to choose from should be exhilarating. It rarely is though. Because, if you think you have a … Continue reading

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Fearlessness

(Nice chairs in Powerscourt) It’s four hours past the time I normally write my post. Fortunately, still twelve hours before I send it to you. But today, I have nothing to tell you! As this has never happened before, I … Continue reading

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Help me to make time….

(Beautiful things in my mother’s house) I have a request, so listen up! If I’m going to continue showing you how possible it is to “make” time to do the things you want to do, then I’m going to need … 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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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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What programs are you running?

I’m reading a lot at the moment, and different ideas are popping into my head. I’ve started to call this “organic study.” One of the books I’ve been reading is called Using your Brain for a Change by Richard Bandler. … 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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A message for all those who have teenage daughters.

We went to see Juno last week. It’s a story about a 16 year-old girl, Juno, who gets pregnant, and her journey through the pregnancy and birth and beyond. What’s different about this version of an old story is the … Continue reading

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What are you like at your best?

My husband and I go to the movies every Monday night. Its our date-night! We flip-flop between art-house and Hollywood. By art house I mean going to a small theatre ten minutes from our house, where we can have a … Continue reading

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