Me (this time last year) in Exmouth WA sipping champers on the beach … brother Eamonn provided bubbles … thanks bro.
2 days into 2009 and I’m still alive and kicking.
The weather here in Ballinamore is that wonderful clear freezing kind … no rain or wind … so you can just wrap up well and enjoy it.
Today Dee (The Forge) gave me a lovely knitted blue cap that covers my ears and keeps out the cold … and I bought some very warm gloves from her.
Coco and I had 2 long walks and she got to be off the lead running for a lot of the time.
When I let her off her lead it’s like letting a race horse out of the starter gates … she rockets off with her tail wagging madly and her mad dog grin across her face … always make me smile.
notice the slightly glazed/crazy look in her eyes … spooky … imagine being addicted to fresh air and exercise … should be illegal!
Just back from the 3pm walk and the sky here is clear … and as the sun goes down there are streaks of pink.
It’s so peaceful.
I’m typing this by a blazing fire and Coco is happily curled up asleep on the couch (after trying to eat a piece of my turkish delight … she has no shame).
I’m also sipping some of the elderflower cordial I made in the (faux) summer we had in July.
I froze a bottle so I could have the taste of summer in the cold of winter … lovely.
Come June I’d encourage you to go looking for elderflowers (pick on a sunny day around noon to get the driest flowers still full of their natural sugars) and make your own elderflower cordial.
I made lots of the cordial and shared it with friends and neighbours.
I also made about 16 litres of elderflower champagne with a dozen flowers … very very very tasty … and all gone now.
I’ll share the recipes in June.
Made any resolutions ? … I hear you ask.
That’s for next week when I do a huge life web & mindmap on the wall of my office and have a think/feel about all the things that are important to me right now.
This is my week for dreaming and drifting… not thinking and acting.
The life web & mindmap are two of the activities in my Life Dreaming Workbook … that I hope to publish this year … ahhh … one dream already dreamt.
I will continue to write this blog … it’s 2 years old sometime this month … there you go … another resolution.
No more until next week … I’ll just let my unconscious have a dance before then.
I found out who sent me the toy Citroen Deux Chevaux … my dear friends Mary and John in Perth WA.
Me with Mary in Perth WA last year … ahhh … short sleeves.
John & Mary at a winery on our way home from a trip to their luxury villa by the beach in Oz … Feb 2008.
John has one of the long black Citroens … gorgeous … that’s John and the car!
Thanks Mary … the wee car is a dote and helps me keep focus on what I want … although the price for a real one will have to drop to make it achievable … or maybe someone will barter one for me … hmmmm.
I hope your 2009 has started well.