an irish litter bin – bruscar (bin).
Let’s see … sick in bed for 3 days … did years accounts … walked Coco yesterday for 2 hours … mad busy today … sipping white wine right now … oh yeh … wrote about 5 posts for the blog and resized/uploaded photos
And … trained Coco … fed Coco … washed linen Coco had peed on … loved Coco … big hugs to Lynda for walking Coco 2 days in a row (you’re a star).
On my walk with Coco yesterday we went to the Lock 5 walk where she can run free … see her run …
So funny watching her gangly legs get in her way as she thumped along the lane … and she comes back to my call now.
And dear reader … this is a traffic jam in Leitrim.
Yeh … tough life
And as I took Coco out at 2am and 3 am and 5 am on some nights …I just looked up at the sky … no clouds and full of stars.
Leitrim is one of the least polluted (particularly light pollution) Counties in Ireland … so star gazing makes your heart sing.
Before the Famine Leitrim had a population of 150,000 … we have now got the highest population since the Famine … about 29,000 people.
We are the least populated County in Ireland per square whatever…
Today was busy for me … up a few times to let Coco out.
Morning visit to Maggie in Smyths Shop … saw some nice new souvenirs there today … very stylish salt and pepper shakers …and gorgeous crystal.
By the by … did I see Greg Smyth trying to walk Maggies mum into the traffic? … while he was pretending to walk her across the road?
Always watch the quiet ones.
After Maggie … I went to the Credit Union and got chatting to my ‘teller’ … you can do that here.
She is Mum to Niall … who did the photoshoot for the Moo Bar Sex and the Country Ladies night next Thursday … and his girlfriend Lisa was one of the models.
Anyway … she told me she went on the walk I had recommended to Lock 5 and the hikers walk … and walked … and walked … and …
Got home and collapsed with the dog.
I told her that I just walk for about 30 minutes and then walk back … not the whole miles and miles.
Bought a pile of fruit and vege from the truck in front of my cottage.
Got a tray of tomatoes … want to make some passata over the weekend for me and the neighbours.
Then I had a meeting with Brent in Moo.
We are working to develop the Experience Leitrim programme for April 2009. Some good ideas and a lot more to do.
Then Miriam from Eirbyte came into Moo for our meeting.
We recently decided to meet every 6 weeks to ‘make’ each other do our accounts … talk about our businesses … support each other … have a laugh … have a great bagel …
I love acronyms and we liked the one I developed … WEB … women entrepreneur buddies.
So … if there are women running their own businesses … find a buddy …and go to Moo for a fun lunch meeting.
And no … I have no wish to organise any kind of WEB … I’m allergic to formalised groups.
I’m all for the motto … small but perfectly formed.
Then it was time for the Sunny Funny Garden ... and the sun was shining … at last.
Maeve and I thought it would be a good idea to fix her Grandma Therese’s window box … and plant another big planter … and we wanted to make some planters as a gift to Derek and Lynda.
Did all that and ate chocolate … life is good.
Maeve and Eoin and me worked away on the land behind Derek and Lynda’s cottage … that’s where the sun was.
Maeve said to me…
‘ This all sounds hard but making up window boxes isn’t that hard.’
I love watching the kids build their skills and confidence.
And then we placed the finished planters in their new homes.
My window boxes and planters are looking great.
And then I popped down to get some wine and chocolate … and sorted photos and am now writing this post.
Also took a photo of 2 of my favourite people – Eoin and his Grandma … my wonderful neighbour and friend … Theresa.
So … goodnight dear reader … have a great weekend.
The Festival starts over the weekend.
And … the posters for the Sex and the Country Ladies Night @ Moo will be around town tomorrow.
I had a preview and they are fab … will post the poster next week.