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A Room of One’s Own

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#100happydays / A Room of One's Own / Hobbies / Literature / thoughts / Virginia Woolf

I haven’t been writing lately. Between February and May my motivation for writing came from the #100happydays challenge. Since it ended I haven’t been as disciplined about sitting down regularly to lay down some words. Yet I have words in me that what to get out. During my time in college I had a little study built at the top of the stairs. It’s nestled under the eaves, cosy and snug during the winter months […]

#100happydays Day 24

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Potato, leek and fennel soup with thanks to Neven McGuire, cappuccino cake with thanks to Rachel Allen and chicken curry with thanks to Brian Byrne who came before the cult of celebrity chefs! Just about to have lunch and the aroma floating about the kitchen is making me very happy! The frame you see on my counter top is a hand written recipe for the curry my dad made throughout my early childhood. I can […]

#100happydays Day 21

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Day 21 of the #100happydays challenge and it’s a day for wearing red shoes! I’ve a thing about shoes and handbags, sure you could never have too many of both! Today I thought I’d give this pair of red shoes an airing. Wearing them never fails to put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. Whether teamed with a dress or jeans they instantly transform any outfit. It’s been a busy […]

#100happydays Day 19

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Day 19 of the #100happydays challenge. I’m really enjoying this little challenge. Finding something that makes me happy isn’t a problem but getting the time to take the photo and post it on facebook can pose a problem if I’m having a particularly busy day. I suppose that’s the point of the exercise, making the time. Since January I have tried to wear something green each day to signify new beginnings. I have a lovely […]

Ramblings of a Masters Student

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Every now and then I take a deep breath and think, ‘how did I get here?’ My second thought is usually about being found out, being a fraud! I potter about my kitchen at ease. I love to cook, bake and generally keep the house ticking over. I have very fond memories of being a full-time mum before my two children started national school. I really enjoyed the carefree non routine of those days. Having […]

Procrastination with a Capital P…..

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So here’s the deal. I have a thesis to write. I like writing. However, when I sit myself down to write said thesis my mind wonders in fifty million other directions. I find myself thinking about power differentials and then Gramsci’s theory of hegemony comes to mind. How different aspects of society conspire to make us feel that there is no other way. How we get coerced into consumerism and we accept the way things […]