Books and Hanging on the Telephone

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Last Thursday (March 6th) was World Book Day and I celebrated by treating myself to three new books: 'The American' by Martin Booth, 'Killing the Shadows' by Val McDermid' and 'Ghost Light' by Joseph O'Connor.
Orange Sunflower used as the emblem of the Sunshine Award for Blogging

All Smiles here: The Sunshine Award for Blogging

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I'm feeling extra sunny today, having been awarded the Sunshine Award for Blogging by fellow writer: AK Andrew. Big thanks to AK, who writes poetry and fiction and is the author of the novel: Radio Echo. Find out more here.
Mount Congreve House.

The Secret Gardens at Mount Congreve

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We were in Waterford when we got the call. It was Mum-in-law, phoning to tell us that the gardens at Mount Congreve would be open to the public, that afternoon. As we were on the way back from a business shopping trip to my husband's office, work beckoned. But the gardens demanded our attention. We had never seen them. It would be something to blog about.

Circus Tricks, Walks and Plaice

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I'm a regular at the circus, since moving to Ireland four years ago. My Mum-in-Law's field provides the perfect base for visiting circuses and means that Hubs and I get free tickets! Circus Gerbola was the latest troupe of entertainers to settle in for the weekend.
The Armoury Cafe, Glencree

Pascale Petit & Paul Durcan at The Shaking Bog – Review

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To be surrounded by mountains is to be held in a green, sloping hug . . .  Those were my feelings en...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Escape to Cork and Captain America

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Cork has become one of my favourite places to escape to - not that I need to escape very often.  It's just that when...

One Wedding, One Day-Trip, One Olympic Ceremony

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I'm just back from a trip home to Wales where I attended the wedding of a close friend, took a day-trip to Hay-on-Wye and experienced 'spectating gold' by watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony!

Cheeky Preview: Eurovision 2012

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You've got to love the pure energy of these guys, even though for twins they are very uncoordinated . . . One twin refuses to accept the idea of syncronisation and throws in his own random moves with complete abandon. This only adds to the uncontained exuberance of the performance though and you'd have to be very stony hearted not to smile once.

Day Trip: Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle

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Having battled the rain for days, it was a blessing to see the sun for a few hours last week, as Hubs and I brought my visiting sister to see Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle. Of course, we had our rain coats at the ready, but as we admired the outside of the cottage, its charms were highlighted by the warmth and glow of sunshine.