Great Day for a Run

Lately, the weather has been so beautiful it is hard to resist going for runs and walks. I had made a habit of listening to audio books -- but it is much simpler to go out with an iPod Shuffle than an iPhone or iPod, even the Nano -- so I switched to music playlists which work better on the Shuffle. Of course, the varied genres keep me motivated and guessing - until Cat Stevens comes on and makes me want to lie in the grass and gaze at the clouds floating by.


Knitty Wooly Fun Time

Just saw that on Tuesdays The Pavilion hosts Knitty Wooly Fun Time which is knitting! Tue 16 Jun 2009 Knitty Wooly Fun Time The Pavilion (Dowstairs Bar) 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission FREE Cork group starting May 12 from 7-9 in downstairs bar…a night to get together to make gloves not war…discussion of design, patterns,... Continue Reading →

Around Europe in One Year

Today is the one-year anniversary of my arriving in Ireland to live. It has been a challenging, exhilarating, and blissful 12 months. There are so many things I've learned, but one thing that surprised me a little was how many places we've visited while living here such a short time. Since August 2008, we've traveled... Continue Reading →

Cork DON’Ts

In Cork City, I've learned a few things Corkonians just don't do... • Don't feel hesitant about jaywalking - everyone does it. • Don't go into the Hi-B if you are an unaccompanied female, unless you are trying to get barred. • Don't use a mobile phone in the Hi-B, unless you are trying to... Continue Reading →


Tonight, bonfires can be found in Cork and Limerick. It is to markMidsummer Eve, which happens to also coincide with the Midsummer Festival. Bonna Night is what the locals 'round here call it. You can see a bit of smoke to the right of Shandon Bells in this photo. I'd have taken an action shot... Continue Reading →

Cork Midsummer Festival

Last night, a few of us went to the Céilí sa Spiegeltent as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. What fun that was!!! Music and dancing going on well into the evening. With numerous events each day, there is always something to do in Cork City this month. To read through all the events of the festival, download the book.

Traveling and Meeting Fellow Knitters

Before traveling to France this month, I looked on Ravelry to see where users in the cities I'd be visiting bought their yarn, hoping to get shopping ideas for myself. In the course of admiring yarn, I was so amazed at a few Ravelers's projects I had to write them and reiterated my inquiry. As... Continue Reading →

World Wide Knit In Public Day 2009

Today, we will be enjoying World Wide Knit In Public Day in Fitzgerald Park. What fun! Though our local KIP fun is not on the main KIP Day website, it will be happening. Makes me wonder why we need one particular day to draw us out of doors. If you are also a knitter or crafty... Continue Reading →

Premiership 5-a-side

Play in the 5-a-side CUH Children’s Club Premiership – one day only. All funds raised from this event will go directly to the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club, to send sick and needy children on a trip of a lifetime to Euro Disney. Saturday, 23rd of August from 9am to 6:30pm at Leisure World followed by... Continue Reading →

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