Monday, 30 March 2015

Life Can (and Did) Change in an Instant

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Last Sunday morning I woke up, looked out the window and decided that, if I had to, I would leave my husband. No, not because I didn’t love him anymore or that I could no longer live with him.

It was the snow I could no longer live with! Another snowfall overnight, one more in a series of many led me to this extreme decision. It has seriously been the worst winter I’ve ever experienced, and here on the East Coast I’m not the only one saying that! When I saw still more of the white sh*t, I knew I was done.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Hibernation–It’s for the Bears!

I started out the year with all manner of good intentions to improve my life. I even highlighted them in a blog post. We are now almost a quarter of the way through 2015 and I confess that  the pursuit of most of my goals has stalled.

On the Positive Front…

Monday, 16 March 2015

A Love Letter to Irish Eccentricity!

In honour of the fact that tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would pay tribute to the wonderful character of the Irish. During our visit (almost three years ago – wow!), the people we met certainly lived up to their reputation of being friendly and welcoming.

Many of them, from cab drivers to bartenders, can give you dates and details from their long and varied, but sadly often tragic, history. And they have a sense of humour that can be dry and slightly sarcastic, but is ever present.

I think it is from this combination of history and humour that their eccentricity also comes. We found much evidence of it throughout the country, some steeped in folklore and some just plain funny!