Invasion of the Garden Snatchers and Other ‘Tails’

What purpose are these cows serving in my life? Earlier on today, they hot-hooved it up the length of the field where I assume the farmer must have been calling them to their Sunday fry-up. But even as I write these words, they have all come back down and are congregating just outside my fence…

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Inspirational Books

I love biographies and find this sort of story inspirational. I love the evidence of the strength we find within ourselves when we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place. I love getting an insight into other people’s characters and a reminder that life serves up challenges as a matter of course.

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Moo-ving on Up!

It’s rather a bleak day out there today.  Not that we have snow in Tipperary though they’ve had it to the north, west and east of us.  But the day has had that winter sleety feel that cows, horses, farmers and footballers must surely find heart-sinking when they open their early morning eyes. I’ve nothing […]

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In Praise of the Library

Today was one of my library days.  With no coaching clients in my appointment calendar and a lot of internet stuff to get through, working in the library is a great option for me. Though lots of people use the library’s computers and internet connection, I simply carry in my own laptop and mobile modem.  […]

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I Watch the Sunrise Lighting the Sky…

Jake mentioned the other day that Gran’ma hadn’t sent him an advent calendar this year. As if she had our kitchen bugged, the very next day’s post brought a large red envelope addressed to the man himself and inside, was the identical calendar she sends him every year, a simple little one she buys in […]

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Let Them Eat Cake

Will someone please please write the Idiot’s Guide to Fire-Lighting?  And get a move on please as the idiots are getting cold. The annoying thing is that I know how to do it.  I’m sure I do, even if I don’t have all the vocabulary. "I want some of those stick-y things please" I ask […]

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