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Yards and fairs and discovering new places.

3 Dec

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I always hate getting diggers in but sometimes needs must. I always hated the big bed that took up a large area of the front yard.

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It would have been impossible…well maybe not impossible but damn hard work to do this work by hand. Our backs are worth more than that. Three trucks loads of soil and overgrown plants were taken away. Thankfully the weather has continued to be dry so there was’nt too much of a mess.

 

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By evening all was done and we now have a spacious new yard.

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Saturday and Sunday saw us taking stalls at local craft fairs. The Organic Centre in Rossinver had their fair on Saturday and on Sunday we attended the fair in Manorhamilton in north Leitrim. Andy has got back into glass painting recently…I love this heart design. It sold well as it isn’t priced too high…ideal for pressies.

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We totally sold out of night lights. Very affordable at 5 euros each.

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I made my usual supply of Caramel slices…

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and the ever popular Melting Moments.

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On Monday I went to Boyle where I have started volunteering one day a week in a charity shop. Being a little early I decided to have a little stroll by the river. To my surprise the path didn’t end where I expected it to at the end of the shops. Instead I saw a stone sign with The Lawns written on it. Following the path I found myself in a previously unknown little park. It’s really just a path along by the river but it is pretty.

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Some lovely mature trees here. So delighted with this little discovery. I will make time to walk here in future. By the way…can you see the face in this Beech tree? I didn’t see it until I looked at the pics on the computer.  He looks…well I think it’s a he…Oriental to me. Had a bit of a relaxing day today after such a busy few days.

An at home St. Patrick’s Day.

18 Mar

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Yesterday was a beautiful if cold day. We decided to have a stay at home day. I have seen so many St. Patrick’s Day parades that I didn’t feel as if I missed out. The morning was beautifully sunny and we spent the some of the time enjoying the heat of the sun in the micro climate in the conservatory. That’s my Mum in the pic, she is staying with us for a couple of weeks.

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After lunch we decided to restock the wood pile in the shed.

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Yes! That’s my Mum, Lizzie, 77 this year, chopping the logs.

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Andy did some chopping too.

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Lizzie and I piled the logs in the wheelbarrow….

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and I wheeled them up to the shed.

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A cold week is forecast, 4-5 degrees C, so it’s nice to have a store of chopped logs.

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After all that it was time for tea and cake. I didn’t bake it myself but it was locally made, bought from Patricia’s Homebakes in the local town of Boyle. I haven’t sussed baking in the Rayburn yet.  The cake was Coffee and Walnut and it was delicious!

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In the evening we had a nice walk through the forest behind the house, back by the road and up the lane to the house. A nice circular route.

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Still time to enjoy a swing before heading indoors and watching the Dublin parade on the telly. A full enjoyable day without moving from home.

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