Artist’s Dates

Today’s excerpt from my memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow”, recounts how I found my voice, after reading Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”. “One of the many books I read around this time was Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Julia suggested a series of writing and other creative exercises designed … More Artist’s Dates

Triple Layer Pavlova

In 2015, my pavlova style changed forever after witnessing Welsh actor Michael Sheen’s winning triple layer pavlova  on “Great British Comic Relief Bake Off. ” Michael used passion fruit and lemon curd for his filling – a beautiful combination. In March, I used an alternative filling of fresh raspberries and blueberries, to create a celebration birthday … More Triple Layer Pavlova

Rainbows Over Belfast

Titanic Belfast Today I am re-posting a taster from the prologue of my memoir  “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow.” “Rainbows Over Belfast,” describes my colourful experiences at a Tom Jones concert, in August 2012. “Seconds later, a series of efficient roadies dressed in sombre shades of black, grey and olive … More Rainbows Over Belfast

When Sally Met Sam

Sally Cronin is an incredibly generous writer and blogger who supports LOTS of authors and bloggers (myself included) through her blog Smorgasbord Invitation – a blog with a view – on books, music, humour and health. She has written ten books on a variety of topics, ranging from health to media training. This week I read and reviewed … More When Sally Met Sam

A Gift from Barbara

A gift from Barbara  The blogging community is overflowing with creativity; I enjoy following authors, artists, cooks, photographers, gardeners, travellers, fashionista, health and wellness experts and gifted handcrafters: Barbara Lindsey hails from Melbourne, and showcases a multitude of beautiful cards and gifts on her blog. She runs classes from her home “teaching card making, mini album making … More A Gift from Barbara

Decoupage Days

My first decoupage project – a bird box I have just completed a four week class in the art of decoupage with the very talented teacher – Martina Montgomery Folan. We transformed plain bird nesting boxes in week one, with a striking bird pattern. To create a similar project, you will need: A bird box, … More Decoupage Days

Creative Pursuits

I feel very blessed to live in beautiful Donegal which was recently voted the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic Traveller. The view from my village car park I have many relatives and friends here, and I am always thankful for their support and love. Thanks to social media, I am also able to … More Creative Pursuits