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looking forward to getting home and seeing how our friends have got on looking after the animals.

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This was a donkey looking out to the Aran Isles.She is standing out of the wind which is the reason our ferry is cancelled tonight!

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Visited the home town of a friend today and had an interesting time with the floods in Limerick!

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Westerly gales as seen from our hotel room in Sligo on the Irish west coast!

here is hoping our friends have better weather in Aberporth at Gorslwyd

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Beautiful waterfall in the Wicklow mountains.

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Dare to love yourself, as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends


Saw this beautiful rainbow in the Wicklow mountains ,you could see both sides stretching into the valley below

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Beautiful river in the Wicklow mountains , love to everyone at home looking after Gorslwyd

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Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Thomas Paine.

Hard to think of a cruel thing when these amazing creatures gaze at you.

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God loves to help him who strives to help himself

Aeschylus b 545bce

Put a little effort in and it is amazing what comes back!



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I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Henry Rollins 

Sue is wending her way home now , thanks so much for your insight and the prezzie , look forward to seeing you again here soon

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Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Samuel Smiles 

We wish Veronica a safe journey as she heads off back to Newcastle . Everyone had a great weekend and have learnt a lot 

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"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.” 
― St. Catherine of Siena

Have been introduced to this lady this weekend and are all finding it incredibly interesting , as well as tiring ! 

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If we observe ourselves truthfully and non-judgmentally, seeing the mechanisms of our personality in action, we can wake up, and our lives can be a miraculous unfolding of beauty and joy.” 
― Don Richard RisoThe Wisdom of the Enneagram: 

Veronica is leading our small band through a great wake-up , we are enjoying the experience immensely 

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The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Charles Kuralt 

Sue is with us this week , it is a privilege to have her in our lives whether here physically or in spirit

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 "Intolerance of your present creates your future "

Mike Murdoch.

We are planning to have another digger hired  to move more earth around the place. Intolerance of the amount of mud two dogs can bring into a house will hopefully mean a cleaner and easier future.

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Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
Henry Ford 

We pray and hope that our chickens have finally stopped escaping!, they have a lovely free-range area but will insist on squatting in doorways instead...

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 Robert Frost 

Love conquers all .....  was looking for a quote on frost , but this one by Robert seems to sum up what I was thinking anyway ! 


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Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke 

Birds are attacking the feeding station, planted three willows today , a twisted , weeping and scarlet willow

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The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

This is our contemplation shelter , and we have and awareness course later! so that is today sorted out  

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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank 

This is the new flower bed next to the alpaca field , have made sure nothing is too close as they tend to eat everything, especially this time of year!

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Sometimes the most happy people in life are the ones with nothing. We can't lose sight of the little things in life that should make us the happiest.
Ryan Cabrera 

Read this morning that hugs and cups of tea mean a lot ,and can make or break relationships this is our new set of tea and coffee condiments for the B+B.


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Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
Sinclair Lewis 

Lovely sunny morning here today , crisp and clean

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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey 

Lots to manage and get done here, problems as always with leadership !!!!


Thus we grow in love and understanding.

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca 

We are getting the final numbers for the enneagram weekend  and looking forward to receiving old friends and some new .

Great to be able to pair people up travelling from the same area that may be able to journey  in the same car .Just another way we can really encourage the ethos we live here. 

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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” 
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh


So grateful today to have some more dry weather and be able to get outside and tend the land.

Loads coming to life, not sure if it "normal" timing , however it is normal this time this year!!!

That only underlines how life is all a learning nothing stays the same.

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Once you chose hope anything is possible.

Christopher Reeve.

Hopefully  today  no rain for the morning at least. We have some things to do outside.

We have some bulbs emerging already they don't concern themselves with things a mind does.

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