I went to my first art class today. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try and I really enjoyed…even though my photography skills are way better than my art skills. It’s safe to say Picasso has nothing to worry about. The people are very friendly and the teacher is great at explaining things. I’m looking forward to next weeks class.
After the class I took a drive around the Gleniff Horseshoe. Another ‘wow’ place we have in Sligo. It’s well worth a drive around, when the weather gets better I’m going to walk around it.
Although the snow has gone in most of Sligo, there was still quite a lot of it around Gleniff.
Well I have lots to tell you but haven’t had much time lately. You’ll be glad to know the painting is finished! (Well apart from a couple of windows but they don’t involve ladders so that’s OK).
The above photo is from Dublin, I took Jono there during the week…..I will tell you all about it in another blog.
It’s turned into Winter here today and is blowing a gale at the moment. We are having a stall at a car boot sale tomorrow in Collooney (hope it’s a better day!) If any of you are in or around the area between 10am and 2pm come and have a look, we have bargains galore!
Speak to you later….oh by the way I have been trying to leave comments on some of your blogs and getting error messages so I’m not ignoring you….hopefully it’ll sort itself out soon.
This is Yorkie, he’s either knocking to come in or washing the windows!
I posted this photo on http://www.accuweather.com and they featured it on their facebook page….so Yorkie is proud.
By the way we did let him in after we took the photo!
We’ve almost finished the painting (thank goodness), although it was very windy to be up the ladder…so we gave up in the end. Just as well as it started raining. I’m hoping to get it finished soon as Jono wants to go to Dublin and he has a group starting next week for kids with Asperger’s syndrome….it’s a computer course and it’ll be nice for him to meet up with some of the kids he has met before.
Well we’ve still been busy painting….inbetween heavy showers. Luckily they didn’t wash the paint off the wall. I’m able to get up and down the ladder like a rat up a drain pipe now so that’s a major breakthrough for me who used to be scared of heights. Although I’m not looking forward to the really high bit of the last remaining wall to be done.
I was searching on the net last week and had a look at the 1911 census site. I’ve seen it before but they have recently put the details of Galway up there.
I found my nan and Grandad, which was great. My nan lived in a tiny cottage in Connemara,with her nan, her parents and seven brothers and sisters! How did they all manage? It’s really interesting.
I found out that my nan’s parents and Grandmother couldn’t read or write.
I don’t think I told you about this visitor we had a couple of weeks ago:
It’s not a great photo because I was on full zoom through a window, because I didn’t want to scare him. Anyway I had no idea what it was so I put the photo on flickr and have been told it’s a Pine Martin. Aparently it’s very rare to see them, so I’m delighted. I’ve been on the lookout for him again, but no luck.
Well for those of you who read yesterdays blog you will know the problems were having painting the top of the house.
The man that owns nextdoor was there gardening today and offered to lend us his ladder…..as we are both not great with heights it was a bit of a challenge….but we did it! My heart was pounding for most of the time and I had to remember not to look down. Only trouble is we have to do the sides of the house tomorrow!
I was shopping this morning and walked past an elderly couple holding hands. The old man could just about walk, ‘aww bless’ I thought and then I heard the man say to his wife there’s a nice young woman for me (meaning me!!) I was quite chuffed at being called young….had to laugh when I saw him go into Specsavers for an eye test
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I’m not going to dwell on either of these, there is so much hype about Michael Jackson at the moment, I find it a bit odd especially by people who didn’t like him when he was alive.
Anyway onto life here. I’ve been quiet on the blog front because we have been busy.
Thanks so much to the people who took the time to sign the petition about Crumlins childrens hospital cutbacks. Also thanks to two kind magicmums who were going to leave teddies at the Dail on behalf of Jono and Lucy as part of the protest about the situation.
I’ve still been waking up most mornings at some daft hour so have been going for walks. I was daft during the week and ended up having to walk down Rockfield hill during the school run (I forgot primary schools didn’t finish until Friday). There is no pavement on that road and in places barely room for two cars. I saw one near miss (or should that be near hit!) and althought I had to climb a bank to get out of the road I still had a car brush past my arm.
It’s mad that there are no pavements on this road. I saw children being driven such a short distance to go to school and I’m sure it’s just because it is too dangerous for them to walk to school.
Anyway the reason for todays pic is that we have been busy painting the house (or half of the house). We weren’t mad keen on the pink and it was looking very grubby. The only trouble is that neither of us are great with heights and even if we were we don’t have a long enough ladder to reach the top.
So far we have thought about stilt walking, trampolining, one of us standing on the others shoulders (including the cats and the kids) or even abseiling!
We phoned a hire place about one of those platform yokes that go up and down (ooer missus) but they want 150 quid a day! I only want to hire it not buy it.
So anyway we are a bit stumped at the moment and the house looks like some kind of ice cream…..any suggestions?
On the other news: You might remember me telling you that I entered the cats photo into a pet competition in the Sligo weekender. Well they didn’t win, in fact they didn’t even get into the top ten…..none of the cats entered did. So I’ve figured that cats aren’t very popular in Sligo and that maybe they should have put them in a different cat-egory