I find it hard to compute that tomorrow is Christmas day and that we will soon watch the lights fade on 2013 and a nascent 2014 flicker into life. How did this year whizz by so quickly …
I am just popping in to wish you a happy, peaceful and restful Christmas and if you don’t celebrate Christmas I wish you a happy holiday. And I hope that you have a good 2014.
Although the blog deals with the lighter side of life I am aware that Christmas can be a difficult time and if that resonates with you I would like to send you a virtual hug.
Thank you so very much for reading Just Add Attitude and I truly hope that you will continue to do so.
I am going away for a short break just after Christmas until the New Year so I’ll talk to you again in 2014.
This comes with tons of good wishes. Take care.
From B at Just Add Attitude.
‘Let them eat cake’ said Marie Antoinette. Allegedly. Allegedly, because according to Wiki and to her biographer Antonia Fraser she never uttered those immortal words.
Last Sunday I ventured into the centre of Dublin, filled with a certain amount of trepidation, because that winter festival is approaching faster than a runaway train, and I was afeared I would meet a total cacophonous crush. But thankfully no: the city was gently awash with people, traffic whistled by, and Christmas lights twinkled but all in a pleasantly busy and festive-y way.
I was in Paris for a few days towards the end of November. The night before I went, as per, I waged a duel between the desire to sleep and the worry that if I did, I might not hear my alarm pinging, in the small hours, and as a result miss my flight. While I was tossing and turning I was running through a mental list of things to do and places to see when I got to Paris: wondering which museum to visit and musing over the more mundane question of where to have breakfast.
Jewellery by Rachel McKnight
Note: Apologies for the poor quality of some of the images, I am not sure what I did wrong!
I love craft in its very many incarnations: so, it was as sure as the tide going in and out that I would go to see an exhibition at the RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy), put together by the Craft Council of Ireland, to showcase the work of Ireland’s top makers.
I returned from my recent trip to the Mayr and More Health Centre in Austria fired with enthusiasm for leading a healthier life. Not that my lifestyle pre my visit to Austria was insanely unhealthy but I felt there was room for improvement.
I don’t doubt that, half a century hence, when someone sits down to write the annals of design in Ireland in the early part of the twenty-first century that the names of Jonathan and Mark Legge will be writ large in that history.
When I moved this summer from an apartment to a house I was actually moving to a smaller space: my house, you see, is Thumbelina-size and quite a bit smaller than the apartment I moved from.
When I returned from my recent stay in the Mayr & More Health Centre my brain sifted through various ways to describe the place. The best I could come up with was that it’s a clinical crossroads, where they offer a cure (detox), and where evidence based medicine intersects with alternative methods with a heavy leaning, on the scale of that tower in Pisa, towards different and holistic ways of healing.
There are a myriad of things that endear my native Dublin to me, including that it hugs the coast and that as it’s small nowhere in the city or county is very far distant from the sea.
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