A bit of a Marie moment

I’ve a bit of a confession to make. Yesterday when I got a text from a pal to say I was mentioned on the back of the Irish Times,


A blue and yellow hell


Yesterday was a sort of “lost day”. I decided to finally grab the bull by the horns and tackle my never ending problem….STORAGE. My willing accomplice in this quest was Sheila, who is currently moving into her new home.

Ikea hell

We were SO organised:

  • List? tick.
  • Measurements? tick.
  • Marcus’s jeep? tick.
  • Ropes, just in case we buy something really big? tick.
  • Caffeine levels topped up? tick.
  • Early start? tick.


Looking a bit like Thelma and Louise, but without the soft-top car, or the sunglasses, we set off to err..em...IKEA!


Getting going again

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I am trying to catch up on work after a dose of the 'flu. It really knocked me for six, and now it seems that there are not enough hours in the day!


Trying to find 1st gear

We spent a wonderful Christmas in Radicondoli. The weather was cold, crisp and dry most of the time. Marcus did a terrific job keeping the flat warm doing “man stuff”, chopping logs and keeping the stove going at full tilt. So good a job, in fact, that every insect that had hibernated then decided to make an appearance! At times it was worse than summer.



In Memoriam

Amid all the madness of the exhibition at the Arts Club and the studio open days, I was reminded how short our lives are, and also how lucky I have been to know such great friends.


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