Just back from working in Dublin yesterday.
I had a meeting with the CEO of Depaul Ireland about SKIL2 progress.
They are the pilot test organisation for the online learning space I’m designing.
Great meeting as always … I’ll be doing a story after Easter about them. Amazing organisation.
I had a lovely time on Tuesday photographing the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the closing of the railway.
There was a dinner in Smyths for ex employees and invited guests.
As usual … the restaurant looked lovely and the food even better as Cathy Smyth worked away serving people.
Albert Reynolds was a special guest and there was time for photos with the railway men before they all got on the antique bus to go to the top of the town for celebrations.
I was surrounded by professional photographers (hi Eunan) and videographer (hi Niall) … it all felt quite like a mini paparazzi shuffle in the restaurant.
I went to the top of the town and watched as the crowd built up.
Adrian Smith (Smith Monumentals) had been in charge of renovating the old signal … hope his knee gets better soon … sport … it hurts.
That’s Adrian on crutches
These lovely ladies were enjoying a sit down on the stone bench that Adrian made. It celebrates the author John McGahern.
One of the ladies said to me
‘ are you that girl (love that!) who lives in the pink cottage and has a dog and has seeds in the window?’
‘yes’ says I
I forget that people actually read this blog and know about my life … it makes me laugh when I run into people and they remember more of my activities than I do.
Good to see such a crowd out … I like that about Ballinamore … people will support things.
Lots of people came out.
Congratulations to the committee who worked so hard to organise a range of events.
Roll on the summer and the August Festival.
Remember I told you on Sunday about the paper log maker I saw at ecostore?
Well … in the bartering spirit I’m in … I emailed the sales director and offered him a deal.
If they sent me a log maker for free … I would write 3 blog posts about the log making process:
- wetting the paper and preparing everything
- making the logs
- drying them and lighting a fire
I said that I’d get the Sunny Funny Garden Gang involved and we’d write an honest review … I will never write about something I don’t believe in.
Were they up for a deal?
So … I’ll be getting a new paper log maker … and letting you know how well it works.
Today is busy … I’m designing a small site/blog for another artist … doing a photoshoot of Sharon’s Easter choc offerings … Sunny Funny Garden Gang day … and the 9pm Tidy Towns meeting.
Tomorrow is Organic Food Growing Course day in Rossinver and then I’ll spend some time in Eamonn and Noleens garden centre helping out.
And on Sunday … I go to a cottage out of town for a few days of peace and quiet and Life Dreaming course planning.
Hope your day is going well.
p.s on the same day as Albert’s visit the street was closed and the whole road was redone.
our cottages sans cars