Books Around the World Update

I've been very lax about keeping up with my record of books read so here goes to try and catch up.   I'm now up to 49 countries - you can read the (almost) whole list here.  
I got a bit…

A lovely memory - scavenger photo hunt

 We're really missing being out on the road seeing people and doing what we do best.  

This time two years ago we were in Denmark for a 10 day trip staying with a dear friend where we did a series…


Live Online Stream Concert

We were due to be packing the car today to head to Scotland for our first tour of the year.   The weather's awful so I"m quite glad we're not on a ferry, but sadly I think there'll be no tours…

Happy St Brigids Day

spectacular moonrise behind the house this weekend
The start of Spring, the celebration of the goddess and saint - Brigid's Day is well marked here and celebrated as Imbolc in communities around the world.  

Here is a short video poem…


The Wonders of Zoom and the frosty mornings.

I've just had the most wonderful Weekend at a Conference for community singing leaders - all done on Zoom - for 215 delegates!!  

I am in awe of the technology and the wonderful organising skills of the team behind the…



Photo Scavenger Hunt January 2021 

Good frosty morning to you - the sun is shining and we're in a wintry wonderland, but no snow yet and it's starting to warm up.  

So I'm joining in today with Kate's Scavenger Hunt


Nollaig na mBan 2021


Nollaig na mBan - Women's Christmas or Little Christmas - the 6th January was the traditional day for women of the house to be released from all work duties after the 12 days of Yule.  The practice is still kept…


Hope is Contagious

Hello dear friends.   Thank you for all your new year's greetings.   I hope you've had a gentle move into 2021.   I got a lovely card from an acquaintance in Germany who amidst a message of wishing us well and hoping…

Catching up

Hello folks

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post - it's lovely to hear from you all.   I've been following along, occasionally dropping in and reading your blogs but I just haven't had the energy to write.   


Bottom of the Garden

 On a lovely day in August we socially distanced at the bottom of the garden with my friends Csilla Toldy and Tommy Sands to make a tv programme based on our show The Emigrant Woman's Tale.   

On the other side…