Off to the Forest.

30 Jun



With all the madness going on in the world…corrupt Irish bankers scandalous tapes being released, America bugging the EU offices and worst of all Monsanto being the recipient of the World Food Prize…I need a day away from it all. Peace…quiet…beauty…nature. Yes! We’re off to the forest today. Ireland’s oldest forest actually…St. John’s Wood, near Lecarrow in the beautiful county of Roscommon. If anyone cares to join us we will be at the forest entrance at 3 o clock. Otherwise I will tell you all about it tomorrow.

Have a happy Sunday!



12 Responses to “Off to the Forest.”

  1. KL June 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Monsanto getting the food prize was really classic. I was so surprised while reading it for the first time that I couldn’t even register. What do you mean by oldest forest? What are the ages of the trees there? Have lots of fun ūüôā

    • bridget June 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      Apparently there’s been a forest there for the last 7,000 years.

  2. june June 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    Wish I could’ve met up with you this afternoon, Bridget. I too definitely need a break from all the negative energy that seems to be, unfortunately, in abundance lately. A nature break – be it the forests, near the mountains, or the ocean – will definitely go a long way to help you feel better mind, body and spirit. I was in Strandhill yesterday for their annual show/festival, and just being near the spirit of the sea and the amazing energy emanating from nearby Knocknarea helped me tremendously.

    I also wanted to tell you that I’ve been trying my best to get some proper time to reply to your e-mail from earlier this week, but have been so busy painting and crafting that I’ve had precious little, if any at all, time to sit down to e-chat or even do much more than just take a browse and a glance at the daily blogs coming into my Reader (which, sadly, after today will be no more – I still cannot believe they’re ‘retiring’ Google Reader!)….sigh…

    I know you’ll come back refreshed, your spirit renewed and revitalised from having immersed yourself into the natural magic of the forest at St. John’s Wood. Tell us more, next time, mo chara. Take care of yourself, okay?

    • bridget June 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      Don’t know why Google Reader is going…really liked it. When it was announced I moved to Bloglovin which I’m used to now…it’s great. Saw Thomas’s blog post about that creepy old house near Strandhill.
      Went into the market yesterday to see you. Forgot about Strandhill. Hope it was good for you there.
      St. John’s Wood was lovely…will post about it tomorrow.

      • June June 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

        Ahhhh….sorry I missed you on Saturday. I should’ve reminded you that I wasn’t going to be at the Boyle market, but that I was at the Strandhill Show instead, which was a very good and happy day there. But that’s as it’s always been whenever I get the chance to be in Strandhill – love it there.

        It’d have been lovely, as always, to see you and chat with you. I know that Reiner and Doris were at the Bhakti Festival of Hope, which I really, really wanted to be a part of, but I’d already booked my table at the Strandhill show, so unfortunately, couldn’t make it there for that. But Tara, the organiser, said she’s thinking of making it an annual festival – if that happens, I’ll try my best to make it there next time. I’ll be there at Boyle this Saturday, though, so if you’ve got a bit of free time, I’d love to see you.

        I don’t undertstand why they’re getting rid of Reader, either. Frustrating, as it was so user-friendly and had everything you could want. Especially the ability to share/send the posts/links to friends without having to be on Twitter or Facebook or Google +. I loved forwarding and sharing blog posts with friends – with BlogLovin’ and Feedly, you can only send/share posts via Twitter or Facebook, not via e-mail.

        It’s nearly midnight now, and so in about 3 minutes from now, Google Reader will be a thing of the past. I’m missing it already.

        Hope to see you Saturday, and I’m delighted for you that you picked up some good and happy energy in St. John’s Wood this afternoon.

  3. Donna@Gardens Eye View June 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Sounds perfect!

  4. Anne Wilson July 1, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    So how the hell did Monsanto win the World Food Prize, what do they know about food, and who were the idiots that gave them this award? I’m outraged!

    • bridget July 1, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      The World Food Prize was conceived by Dr. Norman E.Borlag, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. Since 1986 the WFP has honoured outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world. (from their website) Sponsors amongst others include Bill Gates Foundation, DuPont and yeah! you’ve guessed it the bold Monsanto themselves.

      • june July 1, 2013 at 9:11 am #

        Definitely a case of the lunatics taking over the asylum. Or perhaps…psychopaths. Especially in the case of Bill Gates.

  5. Anne Wilson July 1, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    You beat me to it June regarding Bill Gates.

  6. Linne July 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Thanks for the information re: Monsanto. I’ll be posting some links about that this week.
    That forest looks delightful! We have some very old forests in BC (Canada), too, and I love being in them. It’s a long time since I’ve been home . . . ~ Linne

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