The Craic

The Craic is a bit like an Irish Coffee
you can make it anywhere in the world
but it tastes better in Ireland!
You can have fun anywhere in the world but
“The Craic!” can only be had in Ireland

Ingredients:-
A dose of Irish weather
1 good size sample of any
or all of the following 

A days Fishing
River, Coarse or Deep sea
A taste of sea air sailing our shores
or calmer inland waterways
Retail therapy in quality shops.
Crafts, Fashion and Gifts galore
Attendance at a Gaelic game
with fierce rivalry between teams!
Golf on any over 350 courses
from a Pitch & Putt to world class
Championship Links
Visit Castles, Monuments,
Flora and Fauna,
Spectacular Scenery
A bet on a horse at the races
or riding a horse yourself
Food in any number of great cafés
and restaurants along the way
1 Pub (preferably with Live music)
A pinch of local inhabitants
Mix well and then let ‘The Craic’ begin!!

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2010
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Quality Time

A lot of our younger years were spent
Wanting to be “old enough to……..”
and ‘X’ number of years was like a magic barrier
to be reached or illicitly crossed!
To ride a bike ‘on the road’
– to leave school, to wear make-up,
get a job, drive a car
go dancing and / or drinking or even to vote!
We never seemed quite to be ……..
tall enough
for the fun fair ride
or old enough to gain entry
or mature enough to get insured in Dad’s car!
As each goal was achieved – another appeared
But
Life is not a race to the end
There is no prize for finishing first
Each day comes but once
and all we truly have is the memory of our past
and this one moment in Time
It is the quality of how we spend our time
which make the best memories

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1/500
2010
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The Key

It may be just – somewhere
that you hang your hat
It may be your life’s’ dream
It may be where your heart is
It may even be your castle
To you it may mean privacy
To you it may mean peace of mind
Your space to unwind
Your space to develop
Your space to be yourself
A key is not alive – it can not love you
But the Key to where you live
Is probably
the single most important possession –
that your soul will ever own

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1/500
2005
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The Perfect neighbour

Should always be there to:-
Lend a pint of milk or a loaf of bread
Accept deliveries when I am away
Let in the television repair man
Keep my spare key
Mind my messages
Feed my goldfish
Be a good listener
Be quiet
Be a…….. friend ?

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1/500
2005
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Let it be

If you have stood
in front of a weighing scales
Wishing, hoping, praying
for a certain result
If you know how it feels
to fail in your quest
and if you know how it feels
to succeed in your quest
and
if you know how it feels
just to “Let it be”
Then you know it all

 

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2005
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I passed!

Sitting an exam is never easy
Passing ‘The’ test is hard
Being judged by ones peers
can be really, really tough!
But the times spent
in study and practice
seem to dwindle to nothing
When the result is
…I passed!!!
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1/500
2006
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If I knew

If I knew then what I know now

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1/500
2002
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Be good to yourself

Most lives are full of little ups and downs
We muddle through as best we can
We help others when our help is needed
We give of our Time – We give of our Love and our Compassion
Until the day dawns when we ourselves are in need
When those days come – as come they will
Remember you are only human
Remember also………
Always
Be good to yourself

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2021
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I do not understand

Not knowing is hard
Confusion is difficult
But let, I do not understand,
be a question
Because then
when you ask it,
you may learn to understand
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2002
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Hope

It will never cease to amaze………………..
Faced with an impossible rock face
The figure is still looking upward
He still hopes for rescue
but how can he possibly escape?
Unless……………..
An enormous eagle picks him up
to feed to her young
flies towards her nest
drops him – (while flying over water)
our man then swims to shore – Rescued!
or what if…………..
There is an earthquake
Parts of the rock face crumbles
Miraculously the rocks do not hit him
as they fall down
to form a large pile at the bottom
It then snows for two weeks
our man survives the storm
because his very low body temperature
slows down his metabolism
he then eventually slips off the ledge
lands in the soft snow
rolls down the snow covered rock pile
and is discovered
by a man walking his dog – Rescued!!
Or perhaps…………………
Or maybe………………………………?
No matter what the situation
you find yourself in
Remember where there is hope…………….

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1/500
2001 
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