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It is eight months since I last picked up a pen or paintbrush. I had long ago decided that was that whatever I would produce would never be good enough* - and so if it wasn't going to turn out perfectly then clearly there is no point in trying. Right... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at All Things Considered
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Hello world, so... it's fair to say I have almost disappeared from social media. It's a year. I know it's a year because I lived it. I do want to explain myself but right now I am struggling to find the words, the right words, and my brain feels as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at All Things Considered
1910 Birth 1 Kingston, Surrey Parents: Donald Poupart and Beatrice Corben 1911 Residence 2 Age: 9 Months 18 Bolton Gardens, Teddington, Middlesex, UK (House / Map) 1926 Residence 3 Age: 16 67 King Edward's Grove, Teddington, Middlesex, UK (House / Map) 1928 Employment 4 British Post Office - Clerical Officer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Roots and Vines
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1922 - 2002 All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travellers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems... But all these stars... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at All Things Considered
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I first read these lines from, "The Goldfinch" a year ago on January 16th 2014 on what should be my Father's birthday. Related articles Top Books of 2014 What Kind Of Girl Is Lena Dunham? Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at All Things Considered
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‘Yes Please!’ is less a memoir and more a series of life lessons interspersed with poems, notes and photographs. The book mainly focusses on her career with a scattering of childhood, parenting and feminism. There is nothing wrong with making an apology when needed (and Amy devotes a chapter to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at All Things Considered
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I didn't quite make the 50 book mark last year but I did uncover some gems. Some releases were long anticipated and noted in my diary, others strongly recommended by friends and then there was the random finds. 1 // The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. When a bomb explodes in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at All Things Considered
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1 //The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt 2 // When God Was A Rabbit - Sarah Winman 3 // An Object of Beauty - Steve Martin 4 // Wild - Cheryl Strayed 5 // The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson, Rod Bradbury (Translator)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at All Things Considered
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h this? Yeah, it's just the local wand shop... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at All Things Considered
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Happy Monday! Caught this on the way into work this morning :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at All Things Considered
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No sooner had actress, director and writer Lena Dunham’s debut book hit the shelves but it began rocketing up the charts. Lena is known as a lightning rod for controversy - whether she courts it or not it will find her, and in this instance the controversy was unprecedented. To... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at All Things Considered
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In the Izmir Province of Turkey, nine kilometres from the beautiful wide beaches of Pamucak, lies the townland of Selçuk which borders the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. The Greek poet Antipater of Sidon once said, "I have seen the walls and Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon, the statue of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at All Things Considered
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Image Source I was still in autopilot when the news came on the radio this morning. Driving to work. Passing through a set of lights, sipping coffee. “… and we have woken to the awful news that Robin Williams has passed away.” As I processed the news of his passing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at All Things Considered
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These guys! Ten years ago a family friend happened to mention how she was attempting a TRN programme (Trap, Neuter, Release) on some semi-feral cats that had taken up residence on her land in rural Wicklow. Out we toddle to a field with some cat food and water and amongst... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at All Things Considered
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Back in June I went to Bloom 2014, Ireland's biggest Garden Festival. Hold on, hold on! It's not just for the green fingered! You will fall over stalls overflowing with Artisan foods (you need to try Man of Aran Fudge by Tómas Póil!) or get lost in the Irish Craft... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at All Things Considered
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So I made a thing, now I need to fill it! I have joined Micki Wilde on her latest workshop "A Hermit's Compendium" and I am finally jumping in with both feet. I'm delighted with how the Bestiarum turned out - it started life as a Moleskine Sketchbook filled with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at All Things Considered
This incredible voice comes straight from Wicklow, Ireland. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at All Things Considered
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Rest in peace Mr Heaney Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at All Things Considered
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Today was mainly spent in the kitchen. The weather has changed - it's cooler, drizzling rain and the was lit early this morning to keep the chill out of the house. This is a very basic bread recipe: salt, yeast, flour and water. The dough was made on Friday evening... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at All Things Considered
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On a hot August morning I sleepily climbed onto a bus to begin the three hour drive to Pamukkale National Park. A literal translation from Turkish is ‘Cotton Castle’ and it is easy to understand how the site earned the moniker. The dazzling white stepped travertine terraces rest high above... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at All Things Considered
I know that this is exactly what I need. For various reasons I've fallen into a funk in recent years... I have the tools to create a path out of this but.... something is missing.... the glue? Support? I don't know. I'm an artist but the day job is in higher education so for me September is the start of a new year... everyone else celebrates in January but for me it's always September. This would be an amazing way to start my new year! paperlilly AT mac DOT com