A relaxing morning

People drop into your life, people drop out of it. Some appear just when you need them and it feels like you’ve known them for years. A kind word, a helping hand, a smile – it all goes a long way when you have mental health issues (and I still hate that phrase!)

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Seasons of Sligo Calendar 2017

Seasons of Sligo Calendar 2017

Back  by popular demand – the Seasons of Sligo Calendar 2017. Featuring 12 photos chosen and taken by me to reflect the different seasons in County Sligo. Dunmoran, Gleniff, Strandhill, Rosses Point, Keash, Coolaney, Aughris, Enniscrone, The Holy Well, Ballincar and more are featured. Due to costs they are only available online or by contacting directly if you want to meet me locally valrobus@gmail.com


Freezing and Fund It!


I’ve had trouble sleeping recently so I was awake for a few hours during the night. This was the view out of my window at 5am. I finally got to sleep for about an hour until it was time to get up, luckily tiredness hasn’t hit me yet.


I walked Rocket-dog at around 7am and this was Coolaney village. I’ve no idea what happened to Spring…if someone finds it can you send it back again!

Sheep and snow

I miss our old house because we are kind of in a dip here and it’s hard to see the sunrise, I tried but I failed and I don’t really like walking along the road in the snow and ice. I either go slipping or I’m frightened some of the daft drivers will run me over.

Snowy daffodils

Anyway after walking the dog it was time to head to town. By the time I got to Ballisodare the only snow to be seen was on the mountains.

The Hawk's Well

I went to an information day about Fund It campaigns at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. I have a fairly big project coming up and I was wondering if Fund It would be the way to go mainly due to the fact that I’m broke (nothing new there) and I didn’t marry a millionaire – or even a thousandaire. Fund It is all about people helping others to fund various creative projects in return they get rewards. It really is a great idea but it does seem to be quite a lot of work as well.

Fund It

It was an interesting discussion and there are a couple more workshops coming up in Dublin and Cork, they are free and well worth going along to. I really have to get out of the mindset that I’m begging before I think about trying a crowdfunding campaign. It was great to listen to Aminah and mister ebby, both had successful campaigns and were very generous telling us all about their experience. I’ll think some more about it before I make a firm decision. Do any of you have any thoughts on it? Good, bad or indifferent?

inion veigh

After that I popped in to Inion Veigh, a new gallery and craft shop that has opened in John Street, Sligo. They have some brilliant items and I love the fact that various arts and crafts are displayed there. The ladies were so helpful as I have a few ideas that I’d like to try, so do pop in and say hello to them.

WB Yeats

Just before we went home Lucy had a consultation with David McConville Orthodontics – she’ll tell you all about it on her blog.

So that was my day. It’s snowing again as I type so we’ll see what tomorrow brings.