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

Friday, December 13, 2013

This 8-headed red beauty and those flags

So, thanks to all of you who have visited my pages in the last few days and especially to those who have left comments, I do like to get a few comments! Warms the cockles of the heart, so it does....!

I wanted to show you a picture of this wonderful Amaryllis, aka Hippeastrum, which I bought in Lidl, a few weeks ago, and which has bloomed with no less than 8 flowers so far! 5 on the taller stem and 3 on the lower and there is a 3rd stem in there too, with a bud which I noticed today. When I got the Amaryllis, it just had the stems, no flowers at all.

It sits on the south-facing windowsill beside my teacher's table and gets lots of light and heat. Very impressive beauty, even if I do say so myself.

I tried to go back and edit in the photo of the flags into the last post, but blogger was having none of it, not happening, no way...
so here is a shot of the flags, at about 9.10am two days ago, I took the shot from inside my classroom, you can see the reflection of the lights in the shot. The sun is coming up, sunrise was about 8.36am, so although it looks like it is just coming up, the sun has actually been up for about 35mins already.

This is the view from my classroom every day.  I can see the Galtee Mountains off in the distance behind the houses, and on cold days, we see the snow on the mountains. Ireland is mostly quite mild, so that may be the only snow we see in winter.  Before the housing estate was built, that was farmland across the road, with just one cottage. There were white and black Friesian cows grazing there most days. I miss those cows and the uninterrupted view across the fields to the mountains. I like simple things. Like clouds and cows and peace and quiet and knitting and spinning.

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