A blog by an Irishwoman, written in both English and Swedish, depending on what humour is on me....
En blogg av en irländska, skriven på svenska och engelska.
Just scroll down to find the English bits among the Swedish, or vice versa.

Ta Gaeilge agam freisin, más é an rud é go bhfuil éinne eile le Gaeilge ag léamh mo bhlagsa.

Ich verstehe auch ein bisschen Deutsch, je parle un petit peu francais och klarar av lite norska med.

Wondering about the background of the blog? They're the Cliffs of Moher, in the neighbouring county, County Clare, 8km long, 700m high, and magnificent. Well worth a visit if anyone is around the West of Ireland

Thursday, January 10, 2013

nearly Friday!

 It's Thursday night, best part of the weekend, I think, coz I am anticipating the weekend, tomorrow is just one day to get through and then I've 2 days off. Phew, I made it this far.......!
This week:
1. not bad being back at work, plenty to do, but at least there's routine back in the house and children aren't up all night and in bed all day (slight exaggeration)

2. nice to be back at work when the other activities haven't started yet, ie driving to matches, training sessions, evening classes,yoga and trying to keep food in the house. This week was quite restful, once I got home from work, I was free just to take it easy. (Next week, all the activities start again, batten down the hatches and ride the storm.....)

3. Sat one evening this week and watched and listened to a wonderful dvd: Fleetwood Mac live in concert, from about 1996, in The Dance, brilliant from first note to last. (Reminder to self: get Husbeast to put the corresponding CD of the concert onto my MP3 player so I can play this in the car on way to work/training/classes, cf point 2 above). Seriously, how can anyone survive without knowing and loving the first bars of Gold Dust Woman, or the build-up of Tusk, or the lyrics of Landslide...

4. Trying desperately (exagggeration) to find an Internet provider that will meet our needs and provide mobile broadband with wireless router which accepts 4 or 5 devices, with good coverage and large amount of allowance, ( 30GB per month or more), for a reasonable price. The current provider is not able to guarantee the coverage in our location. We are 'between masts'. Search continues, I think I may almost have a provider, gotta send a few emails to check.

5. Spring is coming/here, there are a few early daffodils already in bloom since before New Year, not at my house, but outside a house I pass most days. I saw primroses in bloom, a few early ones, last week, on a roadside ditch. The prmroses are not in a garden, not planted, nor cultivated, just wild. Very early for them, I think. Gotta go check if there are snowdrops outside my great-aunt's house as usual.

6. Books: From the library: 1. Alan Sillitoe, A Gadfly in Russia, loving it.
         2. Wildflowers of Ireland, a Personal record, Zoe Devlin, love that too, (possibly shoulda studied Botany, back in the day...)
        3. Yarn Harlot: 2 of her books, read one, very enjoyable; got the other one this evening at library, should be good too;

waiting on bedside table to be read:
1. Eat Pray Love,
 2. Moranthology and
3. assorted knitting and crochet books.

7. My Ashford Spinning wheel, she spins like a dream, so light on take-up, such even yarn, love it! I  took it to  Limerick Stitch and Bitch in Zest Cafe last Sunday. She stops traffic, my wheel, and I just love sitting spinning and then talking to people about what I am doing. I'll talk to anybody about spinning!

8. Weekend ahead - some spinning for certain. Match on Saturday, as well as a training session I'd say, and copies to mark, and a house to tidy and clean, and a walk to be had!


  1. I hope you have a great weekend! I'm looking forward to ours too, friends are coming over for dinner on friday, we're goign to other friends for dinner on saturday and sunday is a lazy-day.


  2. Have a nice weekend! I love your background photo, its simply stunning!


  3. I love Thursdays, too! I have Fridays & Sundays off from work, most often, so Thursday night is a good night for me.

    Visited you from Ravelry!