Sunday, August 06, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Ireland



Painting Carlingford Lough from Rostrevor

The lanes and cottages around the Rostrevor Inn eg Water Street

Going to the cinema in Newry with D & N - Baby Driver

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Ireland


Church Hill
Gartan - Glebe House

Dinner with Seth & Deirdre in the Rostrevor Inn including live music from Dermot McQuaid who played May You Never & Whiskey in the Jar for me

The John Craxton in Derek Hill's house

Doing a watercolour of the view from The Rappa

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Happiness experiment entry - Donegal


Church Hill
Narin - beach
Glenties - Paul Moore
Ardara - Tony Gallagher

Drawing seascape on Narin beach

Having tour of Paul Moore's empty Connie building in Glenties main street

Chatting with Tony Gallagher in Nancy's, Ardara

Happiness Experiment entry - Donegal

Tues 1st August

Church Hill
Ards Forest Park - Meabh, Des & Elizabeth
Glen - Glen Restaurant/pub

Chatting deep with the kids on the beach - D, N, Meabh
The wild flowers along the beach path - Ards Forest Park
The steak at the Glen - best in years (from Limmerick)

Wed 2nd

Church Hill
Ramelton - Roy Greenslade
Kilmacrenan - Coffee Time
Letterkenny - Speer's
Rathmullan beach

Sneaky peak into Roy Greenslade's 18C home & library
Buying a soft cotton granddad shirt at Speer's old clothes shop
Walking & writing on the beach at Rathmullan

Monday, July 31, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Donegal

Sun 30 July

Glenveagh - head of the glen down to the lake

The double bass player playing at the Bridge Bar, Ramelton after dinner & drinks with Anita & Don

The wonderful walk down from the head of the glen to Glenveagh House

Driving home in the rain from Ramelton listening to Serial

Mon 31st July

Falcarragh - Dee & Seamus
Killahoey beach
Wild Atlantic Way
Horn Head

Watching the Enfants Terribles swimming at Killahoey while reading my book

The liquid amber birch in Seamus' garden

Looking down over the beach and coast towards Bunbeg - over wild fuchsias

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - Ireland, Donegal

Sat 29 Aug - Church Hill, Donegal

Church Hill
Glebe Gallery

Playing table tennis with D

A Camden Town Auerbach in the Space exhibition at Glebe Gallery in the middle of Donegal

Watching The Verdict en famille from The Rappa's film collection

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ireland Summer 2017: Recent Happiness Experiment entries

Thurs 28 July

Playing chess with D in new space in National Gallery of Ireland

Hanging with Meabh, D & N in the Photography Gallery, Temple Bar

Watching Young Offenders with the De Burcas - Sean, Meabh & Orla

Dublin - National Gallery, Trinity, Hapenny Bridge, Temple Bar

Fri 29 July

Being welcomed to The Rappa, Church Hill, Donegal

Meditating on the beach at Rush during my run

Dinner conversation en famille at Larkins, Newmills

Church Hill, Donegal

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ireland Summer 2017 - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment

Wed 26/8/17 Chester to Dublin/Rush

Long walk along Rush beach at sunset with Des, Dylan, Noah - very low tide, Lambay Island looking magnificent

Lunch outdoors on deck at Dylan's overlooking Menai Straits - at Menai Bridge

Listening to Serial in the car en famille as we drove across North Wales to Anglesey

Chester to Menai Bridge (via Colwyn Bay)
to Holyhead
to Dublin Port
to Rush (Elizabeth & Des)