Thursday, March 24, 2011


I had a bad fright last week when Adam rang to say he had had an accident. It seems he skidded on a patch of ice or oil. He skidded across the road and ended upside down six feet down in a field. He was so lucky, he walked away from the car (which is a right-off) with only whiplash and a sore back, as he was wearing his seatbelt - it kinda puts things into perspective.

His lovely parishioners have been so good to him, taking care of him that day, lending him a car/picking him up when needed and leaving presents into the Rectory.

He came home for a few days to have a rest and we went out and about, on one of our trips we saw a small notice in a charity shop window which said "now is the time to get down on your knees to thank God for being on your feet" and we both agreed that we could not have put it better!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Adam was home for a few days last week so cameras in hand we went to Kilmacurragh, as a groundsman I had bumped into had told me that the spring flowers were out and the rhododendrons were beginning to bloom.

What a lovely sight! After such a harsh winter it was really great to see such a display of colour and seeing the flowers growing up through the grass reminded me of my parents home as we had a big garden and every Spring the spring flowers would bloom scattered over the lawns in a random pattern just like Kilmacurragh.

The gardens are being looked after beautifully and - even though I do not know one plant from another - I can recognise the old type flowers from my childhood planted throughout the beds.



Thursday, March 10, 2011


I often think that our day to day happenings are meant to happen!

I have been thinking of trying to teach myself cross stitching recently and have been looking for a book that would teach me the basics and at the same time trying not to spend money.

Today I was a good girl and brought some books and empty ink cartridges down to the recycling centre. While I was there I had a look at the books (which are free to take away) and there sitting on the shelf was a detailed book on cross stitching with lots of instructions and patterns.



Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I really surpassed myself last Sunday!

I have a habit of taking the wrong turning and getting lost, much to my family's amusement.

Last Sunday I went to Church and went up for Communion but when I came back down through the Church I could not remember what pew I was in and could not find it, going up and down the aisle until a helpful man pointed to the right pew!

I know I'm a ejit!