A lovely start to the new year

I was delighted to be given a voucher for Voya for Christmas so I decided a seaweed bath would be the perfect start to the new year. Voya are based in Strandhill, Co. Sligo right opposite the Wild Atlantic Way. Before the bath I went for a walk along the beach, I'm taking part in... Continue Reading →

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Happy 2019

I was in a reflective mood yesterday, it was back to reality but as I drove to work first I saw swans flying overhead and a pheasant running along the pavement. As I carried on the most beautiful deer* jumped out in front of the car, thank goodness for good brakes! The deer stopped and... Continue Reading →

Winter Solstice

I spent Winter Solstice in a contemplative mood, it was a day of looking back and reflecting. A day spent mending bridges instead of burning them. A day to let the past go. I've realised over the last few months that dwelling on the past doesn't make me feel good. In fact it drags me... Continue Reading →

There’s nothing to see in Sligo

The new advertising campaign from Tourism Ireland was announced yesterday. The global campaign "Fill your heart with Ireland" will begin next month. The first phase will focus on the North and Northwest and that's all wonderful - but they have bypassed Sligo completely. So I'm going to show you that there's nothing to see in... Continue Reading →

A weekend of B’s

That's B's as in Ballina, Bayside and Boyle. Lucy was home for the weekend so we took a trip to Ballina just for the craic. Well no actually it was to visit Jack Fenn's Courtyard Cafe at Belleek Castle in Ballina and to have a look around the shops. I really like Jack Fenn, it's... Continue Reading →

Felt Fantastic

I went to a needle felt workshop today with Alison Hunter - who is an amazingly talented artist. I wasn't sure what to expect and I thought it might involve sewing which would be fine until I explain that I spent most of my time at school skipping that particular class. I'm a different person... Continue Reading →

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