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Two Anniversaries

The Lisburn Ladies Fine Dining Club had our first outing of 2016 at the weekend. And it wasn’t just dining for dining’s sake, enjoyable as that is. 3,071 more words


Please eat something…please

Over the weekend I went on a date. I wasn’t entirely looking forward to it; it was more or less a blind date with minimal texting beforehand. 785 more words


Sunday Rituals

Yesterday was one of those classic Sundays wherein I did all of my favorite things and yet I never really did anything. We slept in and made coffee and scrambled eggs; I read magazines while Adam read up on homemade pasta techniques (more on that later this week); I did some… 301 more words



Adulthood brings with it the pernicious illusion of control, perhaps even depends on it. I mean that mirage of dominion over our own life that allows us to feel like adults, for we associate maturity with autonomy, the sovereign right to determine what is going to happen to us next. 9 more words


Love of the Prairie #6

The Owl

I heard the owl
call my name—at least ask “Who
do you think you are?”

A few nights ago we heard the owl and my husband opened the window. 25 more words


Self Destruction/Change Part 2

One could argue that it is not really destruction but change. And change is painful, and scary, but worth it.
Clarity comes after the change. … 58 more words

Time and Tide Wait for No Man, or How to Lose Your Watch

“Time and tide wait for no man.”
– old English proverb.

I was absorbed in making this photo, focusing on the watch on the rocks with the ocean and sunset in the background. 220 more words