Creativity and cosy rest: what Winter is teaching me (and the power of the pause).

Daylight delights It has been cold and frosty recently. As I write this, on a dark January morning, a deep sense of peace and contentment is enveloping me. I am cosy and well-rested. Self-employment requires a massive amount of work behind the scenes, and today I will take it easy. Wrapped in four layers of… Continue reading Creativity and cosy rest: what Winter is teaching me (and the power of the pause).

Daylight delights It has been cold and frosty recently. As I write this, on a dark January morning, a deep sense of peace and contentment is enveloping me. I am cosy and well-rested. Self-employment requires a massive amount of work behind the scenes, and today I will take it easy. Wrapped in four layers of…… Continue reading Creativity and cosy rest: what Winter is teaching me (and the power of the pause).

Three tips to care for your body if it is aching (after physical activity).

January is cold, and there are lots of things that I do (and avoid) to keep myself cosy during the Winter season. Some tasks can make me feel stiff, and if you are taking action to limber up this month, post could help. New year pledges Even though I have zero interest in the concept…… Continue reading Three tips to care for your body if it is aching (after physical activity).

Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.

Which came first, the picture or the poem? In this case, it was the painting. I painted this a few years ago, and wrote ‘Clíodhna’s Call’ in 2019. CLÍODHNA’S CALL Through crunch of shingle and bubble of foam You know the sound of my breathing I am liquid stillness and roaring waves Soothing and scary…… Continue reading Clíodhna’s call: my awe and grá for the ocean.

A poem for the poets. Listowel Writer’s Week 2022.

Writer’s Week was fun, and today was the last day, so misty grey weather could not deter me from cycling into town for an open mic. I did not realise it was a competition (I avoid them), but the rain was pelting down at that stage, and sure what else would you be doing on…… Continue reading A poem for the poets. Listowel Writer’s Week 2022.