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Do you believe in Dragons?

~”There were dragons when I was a boy…”
(How To Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell)

I feel like I have been bathing in the Dragon Energy for quiet some time now.

The Chinese horoscope animal is the Pig this year, but not in my house.

This year we came full circle with dragons…

Dragons have been a part of so many folk stories around the world. From China, India, Europe… But where are they now?

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Childhood in the woods

Here are a few postcards for you: from me, from here, from now…

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Childhood in the woods… Looking for sticks and dragons… 

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Clinging onto time…

~Trying to capture,

These fleeting moments:

Grains of sand, running through my fingers…

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Thawing, slowly…

I hope this post will find you well and enjoying a relaxing Sunday, wherever you are.

We ditched the car three weeks ago, before Easter weekend and so far we’ve been managing absolutely fine without it.

Our old car failed its MOT so I sold it to a mechanic who is going to race it for banger car racing. He told me he was going to paint it white with pink dots :D hopefully we’ll get to see it racing!

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Mad, March, Hare…

Another month has passed… thousands of stitches later : Hello World! :)

Where did the time go? March felt like a second. This Winter felt like a blur.

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Who is the best at dancing in the rain?

Boy and I often discuss quotes during car journeys. We often mention Gandhi’s quotes. I usually introduce them when they are relevant to whatever discussion we are having.

One of our favourites that we like to remind each other of is :
“There is enough for every man’s need but not for every man’s greed”.

We do like that one.

We have also previously discussed:

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‘Twas The Sunday Before Christmas…

Yesterday I took Boy to my Local Yarn Store, so he could carefully choose the yarn he liked best for me to knit him his very own hat, designed with his own requirements.

It had to be blue, because blue has always been his favourite colour… with a dash of red to stay in the Christmas Spirit…

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Summer days

When I was a kid I used to look forward to the summer holidays so much! I would literally count down the days until the summer break.

No school, longer days and the freedom to do whatever I wanted with my time at last…


Transformations and changes…

Boy turned 8 earlier on this month and he was very lucky : his grandparents came all the way from France to spend 9 days with us for his birthday.

This birthday, Boy was given a brand new bike!

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Beastie Boy

On this special day of pancake day – or shrove Tuesday – we received a very special gift from Dublin this morning :


Picture above: Boy

A Beastie calendar!