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Never Assume!

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Diva / Family / Friendship / humorous / Job Hunting / Kindness

Part of the reason for my long absence from the blogosphere is that I was fortunate enough to get a teaching position that kept me out of the house from early morning until almost six each evening. I will admit that it was a bit of a culture shock after all, I usually work a three hour day twice a week! However, it was a culture shock that I enjoyed immensely. My new job began […]

#100happydays Day 97

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Day 97  Saturday May 24th Tidying up around my room and my gaze fall on this beautiful heart, a present from a friend who has added so much to my life. When I think of her  a smile brightens  my face,  a sparkle lights up my eyes and a spring is added to my step.  I met this lovely lady while I was doing my under graduate degree and during the times I felt I really couldn’t go […]

#100happydays Day 51 – 52

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Day 51 – April 8th Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own. ~Salvatore Quasimodo I studied English as an undergraduate. I loved analyzing novels and plays. I could always find an angle, an area of interest that I could sink my teeth into and expand on. Poetry was beyond me and I always had to work harder to find […]

#100happydays Day 42 Sunday 30th March

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A mom reads you like a book, and wherever she goes, people read you like a glowing book review.  ~Robert Brault, Sunday 31st of March is Mothering Sunday here in Ireland. I was lucky enough to have my mum here this morning and could wish her a happy Mother’s day in person. It was a busy day around the kitchen table in the Shiels house as we had aunts and cousins and Mammy Byrne stay over. […]

#100happydays Day 41 Saturday March 29th

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The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.  ~Author Unknown I got a lovely surprise on Saturday evening when I opened the door to two people who hold a very special place in my heart. I had been told by my lovely family that my mum and sister, niece and nephew and my mother and father in law would be over for dinner. There was lots of excitement and a little […]

#100happydays Day 40

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One doesn’t know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one’s friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one.  ~D.H. Lawrence I had an unexpected day off work today. You would imagine this would make me very happy. However, I was kinda out of sorts heading off to drop the kids to school. After the school drop off, Darren and I headed off to do the weekly shop and […]

#100happydays Day 30

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Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky This morning a little package of happiness arrived with the postman. A very dear friend of mine has had a book of her poetry published. I ordered a copy online when it came out and I love it. […]

#100happydays Day 28 and Day 29

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Hope you all had a fantastic St Patrick’s weekend.  Busy here chez Shiels although I did post the #100happydays photo to facebook, so still going strong! Day 28 This packet has been hanging about the kitchen all weekend. Each time I catch a glimpse of it I smile and feel happiness envelope me! I remember going out with a good friend and her cousin one night many, many years ago. Myself and her cousin seemed […]

Daily Prompt: Something so Strong – Friendship

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Wednesday morning began like every other morning. My alarm went off at twenty to seven and I dragged myself out of bed to walk the dog. I was met at the back door by my lovely ten year old and off we set. Since the beginning of the new school year this has become our morning ritual and I have to admit I’m really enjoying these morning walks. It’s a chance for us to talk […]