Thursday, April 30, 2009


Simon came home yesterday, when he arrived he gave me a big hug which was lovely but he felt so skinny! He and Marie Therese looked exhausted, they had flown directly from Tokyo through Heathrow and had been on the move since 11 the previous night.

It is great to have him home and I am not complaining but he is eating rings around him! He has fasinating stories to tell and he and I have spent the day looking at his photographs (the modern way on his laptop!) as I have been to most of the places photographed.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Simon rang yesterday from Auckland as he and Marie Therese were flying out to Nadi in Fiji the next day and because the resort they are going to does not have electricity and his phone has just died he will be out of contact for about a week. Slipped in amongst the conversation he talked about the political situation there at the moment as there is a bit of unrest going on. I am not to worry, they checked the latest on the situation there and registered with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and they are going straight to their resort and staying there! Not to worry! right!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Its a great life being an extra!

Yesterday Geoffrey was paid to spend the day drinking Guinness and singing with a local band in a well known Wicklow pub. A Belgian soap company have been filming in Ireland and they wanted a group of Wicklow "locals" to drink and generally look as if they were enjoying themselves in a pub setting - which of course Geoffrey was well able to do! He came home with a smile on his face having had an enjoyable day and being paid for it.

I spent the day trying to paint sheep - I have a commission to paint farm animals - cows and sheep, the cows were no problem but I am having difficulty getting the sheep right - at least one of us had a good day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

TURN AROUND AND ...........................

Watching Adam getting ready for a service still feels strange, as he robes up he slowly changes and I see him in another light.