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Actual Rage Against Actual Machines

Twenty and thirty years ago I’d get letters and cards in the post. At home. Then away  – at the Gaeltacht, on Erasmus, on my summer in Canada. Excitedly I’d open them, read and re-read them. Birthday wishes, belated birthday wishes, just-to-say-hi notes, across-the-miles cards, long letters on what I was missing and who was… Continue reading Actual Rage Against Actual Machines

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Project 333 – The Why and The How Of It

Clothes are not my thing really. I’ve never really been into, or understood, fashion and that, I think, played a part in me realising in my early twenties which cuts, styles and colours suit me. I like to wear clothes I look well in and if they don’t fit in with the current mainstream trend… Continue reading Project 333 – The Why and The How Of It

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My Top 7 Shops In Kenmare, County Kerry

Last month we got to spend a few days in County Kerry, basing ourselves in one of  The Kenmare Bay Hotel’s self-catering lodges.  Most of our stay was spent outdoors exploring nature reserves, hiking, taking boat trips and playing with water whenever the opportunity arose. Having not been in Kenmare since I was a child,… Continue reading My Top 7 Shops In Kenmare, County Kerry

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Operation Better Bridesmaid

After my last bridesmaid post, in which I wallowed in my uselessness at this particular job, I noticed that I had forgotten my nephew’s first birthday. I say “noticed” but in reality my sister, the bride-to-me and mother of said nephew, phoned me to tell me.  She was probably simultaneously wondering if she could get… Continue reading Operation Better Bridesmaid

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Planning Our Guest Bedroom Makeover

One of my favourite things about shopping trips to Dublin as a child was going into the Laura Ashley shop on Grafton Street.  I know it is a brand that many consider old-fashioned and terribly floral, but it has always been special to me.  I used to go in with my mother. She had some gorgeous… Continue reading Planning Our Guest Bedroom Makeover

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The Great Egg Race, or 3 Last Minute Easter Decorations

Do you remember the show on the BBC The Great Egg Race? I don’t remember much about the actual series but I was fascinated by the opening. I looked it up recently to show the children and was pleased they like it to. This post is nothing to do with the TV series and everything… Continue reading The Great Egg Race, or 3 Last Minute Easter Decorations