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When it rains here the colour of the sand changes. Everything shines and comes alive. There is a soft beauty to the normally harsh rocks.  I never used to be a beach person but now I can't imagine life without it.  My cold is getting worse so send all the tea please Oh and cake

When it rains here the colour of the sand changes. Everything shines and comes alive. There is a soft beauty to the normally harsh rocks. I never used to be a beach person but now I can't imagine life without it. My cold is getting worse so send all the tea please Oh and cake

Good Morning | it's been a while since I've shown you the beach. So here is a beautiful sunrise.  If you could do anything in the world without worrying about money what would it be?  I think I'd still play on this beach with my camera everyday.

Good Morning | it's been a while since I've shown you the beach. So here is a beautiful sunrise. If you could do anything in the world without worrying about money what would it be? I think I'd still play on this beach with my camera everyday.

"Of all the sad words of mouth or pen the saddest are these: it might have been " - J.G. Whittier

"Of all the sad words of mouth or pen the saddest are these: it might have been " - J.G. Whittier

As the snow melts I'm wondering what you want more of in 2018?   I would like to be outdoors more and learn to manage my time a little better.   How about you?

As the snow melts I'm wondering what you want more of in 2018? I would like to be outdoors more and learn to manage my time a little better. How about you?

Have you heard about Irish snow?  It's different than other snow. It's magic. Quick look closley you can see that its true.  You can build the most glorious sparkling structures. Castles of magnificent beauty defended by a snow army shooting sharpened fractals at will.  If you want to know more you will have to find my daughter for she never finished telling me this story before running off to find a carrot.

Have you heard about Irish snow? It's different than other snow. It's magic. Quick look closley you can see that its true. You can build the most glorious sparkling structures. Castles of magnificent beauty defended by a snow army shooting sharpened fractals at will. If you want to know more you will have to find my daughter for she never finished telling me this story before running off to find a carrot.

Snow Day |What do you do when you are having a snow day?  . This week the #cnwritingchallenge is focusing on cosy all those things that make you relaxed warm and put a smile on your face. As I write to you all today I'm wrapped in this red chunky Drops alpaca cape that has only been worn 3 times since it was made. The celtic knot cables make me smile a detail of Ireland in a endless sea of red stocking stitch.   I wish you all roaring fires endless hot chocolate luscious yarn and a good…

Snow Day |What do you do when you are having a snow day? . This week the #cnwritingchallenge is focusing on cosy all those things that make you relaxed warm and put a smile on your face. As I write to you all today I'm wrapped in this red chunky Drops alpaca cape that has only been worn 3 times since it was made. The celtic knot cables make me smile a detail of Ireland in a endless sea of red stocking stitch. I wish you all roaring fires endless hot chocolate luscious yarn and a good…

"Sometimes you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul" (unknown)  . My word for 2018 is 'grow'. I want to grow as a writer photographer and content creator. I want to grow the blog and podcast and let loose my creative side. Do you have a theme for the year? Do you even pick one?  . I'm no longer unsure about what it is I want to do. I'm not sure if it was a conscious decision or one that just uncurled over time.  I have no idea when I started to ignore the…

"Sometimes you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul" (unknown) . My word for 2018 is 'grow'. I want to grow as a writer photographer and content creator. I want to grow the blog and podcast and let loose my creative side. Do you have a theme for the year? Do you even pick one? . I'm no longer unsure about what it is I want to do. I'm not sure if it was a conscious decision or one that just uncurled over time. I have no idea when I started to ignore the…

I had to get involved with #whpmystyle this weekend. Cosy quiet with magical faeries helping with my knitting. How else would you spend a rainy Sunday morning?

I had to get involved with #whpmystyle this weekend. Cosy quiet with magical faeries helping with my knitting. How else would you spend a rainy Sunday morning?

I have a thing about #beautyindecay. This little stunner was just resting on my logs blown in from the storm.  I don't know why but for me the form reminds me of lace; the beauty in what's not there only enhances the structure.  I'm not the only one right?

I have a thing about #beautyindecay. This little stunner was just resting on my logs blown in from the storm. I don't know why but for me the form reminds me of lace; the beauty in what's not there only enhances the structure. I'm not the only one right?

A Weekend of Knits | This weekend is all about slowing down and finding time for me. Why not join me and the lovely @kariebookish on the latest episode of my podcast (link in profile) while you knit. If you do you will find out about This Thing of Paper and all those secrets hidden within those designs.   What are you planning this weekend? Casting on casting off or writing?

A Weekend of Knits | This weekend is all about slowing down and finding time for me. Why not join me and the lovely @kariebookish on the latest episode of my podcast (link in profile) while you knit. If you do you will find out about This Thing of Paper and all those secrets hidden within those designs. What are you planning this weekend? Casting on casting off or writing?

Morning Fog | Have you ever been so lost for inspiration that you have given up hope and then BAM it hits you in the face like a wet trout?   Well no possibly not the trout part but this morning after wishing for fog for weeks it finally arrives! This is my fog homework for #gloomandglow. An #Irishcoast shot just for all of you. If you pop up to my stories you will see the water and a horse and rider also enjoying the beach this morning.  . #cnwritingchallenge is in the land of Dreams this…

Morning Fog | Have you ever been so lost for inspiration that you have given up hope and then BAM it hits you in the face like a wet trout? Well no possibly not the trout part but this morning after wishing for fog for weeks it finally arrives! This is my fog homework for #gloomandglow. An #Irishcoast shot just for all of you. If you pop up to my stories you will see the water and a horse and rider also enjoying the beach this morning. . #cnwritingchallenge is in the land of Dreams this…

Nuada Shawl | @aoibheni and I are trying out figure out which image we like best.  Pop over to her feed to have a look at the beautiful crochet shawl lit by a setting sun. Choose light or fall into the darker side  but help please.   For me personally I love this image. The wind the sea the colour of an #Irish sunset what more could you look for? If I had to pick one image that said 'Hey this is me!' this would be it.   Thank you to Aoibhe for being so patient while I played on a very very…

Nuada Shawl | @aoibheni and I are trying out figure out which image we like best. Pop over to her feed to have a look at the beautiful crochet shawl lit by a setting sun. Choose light or fall into the darker side but help please. For me personally I love this image. The wind the sea the colour of an #Irish sunset what more could you look for? If I had to pick one image that said 'Hey this is me!' this would be it. Thank you to Aoibhe for being so patient while I played on a very very…

You would all stop to take a picture of this beautiful piece of driftwood right? It's not like the water was freezing and it's January  Over on the  blog today you can catch some of the week 1 pieces from the #cnwritingchallenge  Pop over and let the #writers know what you think. Remember how hard it is to share your work!

You would all stop to take a picture of this beautiful piece of driftwood right? It's not like the water was freezing and it's January Over on the blog today you can catch some of the week 1 pieces from the #cnwritingchallenge Pop over and let the #writers know what you think. Remember how hard it is to share your work!

I speant my Sunday with the fabulous @aoibheni and her Nuada shawl on the beach. Windy and oh so cold but isn't she stunning! How was your Sunday?  If you want to hear more from Aoibhe you can catch her designer interview on the blog.

I speant my Sunday with the fabulous @aoibheni and her Nuada shawl on the beach. Windy and oh so cold but isn't she stunning! How was your Sunday? If you want to hear more from Aoibhe you can catch her designer interview on the blog.

Today is dark but I have been working on my #leuchtturm1917. This is my #bulletjournal this year and I'm using my stamp kits to decorate. I wonder if this will keep me on a schedule this year?  Do you have a bullet journal? Do you keep track of your knits in there?    The pages for 2018 are starting to fill up and I am so grateful to @bioniclaura for introducing me to the Cocoiro letter pen. I am now falling deeper into that rabbit hole ;)   . The podcast has gone live this morning and it…

Today is dark but I have been working on my #leuchtturm1917. This is my #bulletjournal this year and I'm using my stamp kits to decorate. I wonder if this will keep me on a schedule this year? Do you have a bullet journal? Do you keep track of your knits in there? The pages for 2018 are starting to fill up and I am so grateful to @bioniclaura for introducing me to the Cocoiro letter pen. I am now falling deeper into that rabbit hole ;) . The podcast has gone live this morning and it…

I don't remember the last time I stood and contemplated the sunlight dance on the pavement. The sway of the leaves in the gentle breeze twisting and curling in the light beams. This is just one of many trees that line O'Connell street in Dublin City Centre. A piece of tranquillity amid the crush of the traffic and undulating streets.   All you have to do is take one moment and look up. Try it as you wait for the lights to change. What is it that catches your eye or makes you smile? . This is…

I don't remember the last time I stood and contemplated the sunlight dance on the pavement. The sway of the leaves in the gentle breeze twisting and curling in the light beams. This is just one of many trees that line O'Connell street in Dublin City Centre. A piece of tranquillity amid the crush of the traffic and undulating streets. All you have to do is take one moment and look up. Try it as you wait for the lights to change. What is it that catches your eye or makes you smile? . This is…

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