Learning How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath

This week, I learned how to decorate a Christmas wreath at our local Women’s Shed. Our Inner Children found inspiration in Santa’s grotto, singing a rousing “Jingle Bells, as we posed for posterity: I loved the polar bears, reindeer, the snowmen and the penguin… I bet Santa did too… Getting Creative Our tutors taught us … More Learning How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath

Christmas Craft Fairs

I have been busy, promoting Watching the Daisies at Donegal Christmas Craft Fairs. A HUGE part of these events is networking with other people. Last Friday I met fellow author Sean Hillen, who has been “a war correspondent, medical reporter, travel writer, editor and publisher…” We had a lovely chat, and exchanged books. Sean has just … More Christmas Craft Fairs

Decoupage Days#2

I am making the majority of my Christmas presents this year. A lot of my gifts will feature the art of decoupage, which is lots of FUN to do. My post Decoupage Days shares techniques and tips on transforming bird boxes, chairs and shoes. In this post I will share how to create beautiful Nature Stones. … More Decoupage Days#2


Clannad’s Roots Clannad hail from Dore, a townland around 3 miles from my home here in Donegal. The band’s original members included siblings Ciaran, Pol and Maire Brennan together with their uncles – twins Noel and Padraig Duggan. Ciaran, Pol and Maire’s parents Maire (known as Baba), and Leo had passed their gift for music … More Clannad