Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Vienna


Vienna - Ferris Wheel, Prater; Walking tour of Jewish Vienna 1st

Doing Harry Lime on Wiener Riesenrad - EFA approved

Walking tour of Jewish Vienna culminating in Rachel Whiteread's bunker-library memorial

Evening drink in beer garden with Tom from ORF



Finding and having exclusive time in Schiele's cell - contrast to 1984 - window glimpse

Visiting Schiele & Wally's neighbourhood outside of town in summer afternoon sun

Taking pride in the Kindertransport memorial in Westbahnhof thanking the British

Monday, August 28, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Vienna


Schiele pilgrimage to Tulln - with triple coincidence - see SP4

Dinner with Daniel Karslake in Hietzing (where Schiele's studio was)

Reading Barbara Trapido Hornplayer with feet dangling in Danube under a lowering sky at 34 degrees (following snooze on a park bench listening to river sounds)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Vienna


LHR to Vienna
Half-circuit boat tour Danube/Danube Canal
Banks to Donaukanal

  • seeing The third Man ferris wheel whilst walking across town
  • boat ride along the Danube and round the Canal, with a posse of Rhinemaidens on a hen-do
  • sundown by the banks of the Donaukanal, reading Atomic Blonde and drinking spritzer & coffee

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Happiness Experiment - Ireland

Carlingford via Ballymascanlon to Rush

Water colour painting of Carlingford from far pier

Rainy walk with kids to far pier via Murphy's railway cottage (about to be changed)

Walk along base of Slieve Foy with U via Abbey

Dublin (Mairin & Joe's)

Finding fossil for Des on Walk around Rush shore from harbour to our beach without path with Enfants Terribles

Rush pub with N to watch Gaelic match over coffee & red lemonade

Dinner near Joyce's house in N Dublin with Joe, Mairin & girls


Listening to S Town en famille

Getting Fish Fight job outside Italian in Chester

Entering home to see Ziggy

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