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What About Ireland

What About Ireland

I took a break from writing a few minutes ago and looked back at some of my recent blog entries. I landed on an entry I wrote shortly after getting back from London and the Cotswold's in April and realized I did not blog about our December trip to Ireland. I want to remedy that because I know how much I appreciate entries that take me back and would be amiss not to write something about our adventure in Ireland. Again we were tempted by the promo information Janie and Gerard provide about their amazing Go and Write Retreats. That being said I would love to sign up for almost all of the trips they have on the 2024 line up but I am saying no to them all. One particularly enticing one is full and that is a good thing. Who knows when another one I can't refuse will come along and we'll get...

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100 Swims

100 Swims

This year I have surpassed previous records for the number of lake swims I have enjoyed in my beautiful Waltons Lake. My first swim this season was on May 28th. By July 2nd I had only reached #10 and it was during that swim that I decided I would swim every day rain...

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Great Aunts and Ice-Cream

Great Aunts and Ice-Cream

Perhaps this entry is about gratitude. Perhaps it is about family. Perhaps it is about memory and simple acts of kindness. Let's see where it goes on this gorgeous August morning. I used to keep a summer journal documenting garden challenges and successes,...

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What I Know on This Day

What I Know on This Day

Why as human beings are we so slow to learn? The other day it occurred to me that we are always on a very steep learning curve and the lessons don't seem to come quickly or easily. As kids we enter our double digits and in those ten years we are bombarded with...

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Double Digits of August

Double Digits of August

August 10th is a memorable day for me. It was on this day thirteen years ago that I got the phone call telling me The Year Mrs. Montague Cried had won first place in the Y/A category of the Atlantic Writing Competition. I had been out feeding chickens and realized it...

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Living the Dream

Living the Dream

Yesterday when out and about I heard a woman answer inquiries as to how she was, with the statement ' just living the dream'. Living the dream, a slightly sarcastic evaluation clouded with discontent and elements of poor me. Maybe that is how she meant it. Maybe not....

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Lilacs and Contentment

Lilacs and Contentment

I am writing on a cold and damp Monday morning . The heat is on and the ground is lapping up the much needed moisture. A week of fear, uncertainty in our province and neighboring provinces have reminded us of nature's power and our powerlessness over it. It also...

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