Friday, April 19, 2013

A Day in the Life



Timeout at Coutts today. Click to enbiggen

It was a packed day. I went to visit the owners of the inn and they booked me for 3 sessions of the new persona, The SeanchaĆ­. Sometimes I think I've one hell of a nerve. Seriously. Nerve. I practised a sample on them and they were delighted and said you have to do all three dinner sittings, yes, you do! and by the way it's completely sold out. Be still my heart.

And then we moved on to other stuff. You know the way of it. Life stories, local interest, life by the ocean waves (they are CFAs too),Newfoundland people and how they enfold you into their hearts and are so unconsciously generous.

And then I went off to do some monthly pro-bono work. And then I took a little timeout with Ansa and went to a place where there are only sea birds (see above) and a rutted boreen of a road that we walked for quite a while. And I remembered the camera this time. The other day there were huge grey seals sunning themselves on the beach stones, watching us upside down, really funny creatures, flapping their flippers. And no camera. And we were two miles from home. Boy, was I mad.

Then it was dinner at a friend's, she made a marvellous stew with paste* and had saved a bone for Ansa who was over the moon at this largesse.

Then after this I headed off to drop in on more friends for an hour or so and then headed home. Grateful for the starlit sky, the magnificent weather we've been having, and so very excited about The SeanchaĆ­'s debut.

*This is peculiar to rural Newfoundland it is as if pastry and a dumpling had a child.

19 comments:

  1. Oh, Ye of such courage! I'm not sure I could do it. Yes, I'm sure I couldn't do it. You've earned my undying admiration - not that you didn't have it already, that is. (And the paste sounds intriguing!)

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  2. Gosh I am exhausted just reading this,I envy you all the energy.

    Enjoy your time at the Inn and may it leat to many other adventures.

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  3. I think you must be riding the crest of a wave of goodness. How else do you explain your good fortune? Oh yes, it is due to you efforts of course. Let's not forget that. I am happy for you.

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  4. RJA:
    "Feel the fear but do it anyway". I think I've lived this for a long time now. 99% of us die with our dreams locked within us. We need to make the dreams happen.

    Thanks for the kind words, sir.

    XO
    WWW

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  5. You seemed to have an action packed day. Glad that you managed to do so much. Loved the description of the seals and the sea.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  6. GM:

    We never know where things may lead us and that is the great excitment of life when we suit up and show up like you and your podcamps and blog, yeah? All this new life starts to unfold.

    I will do a blogpost on my newfound energy soon.

    XO
    WWW

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  7. Irene:
    Suiting up and showing up is the key to life. I rarely say no to a door opening and often I will hold the door myself and inject myself into something I really want to do. And am prepared for rejection if that is all that's on offer. And I don't do rejection well at all. For what is life without risks?
    XO
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  8. Maggie May:
    Having lived without the sea for so long, now that I'm back beside it it never ceases to entrance me!
    XO
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  9. I am so happy for you
    so very proud of you...
    Keep going and doing the things
    you enjoy.
    This cottage my last creation
    3 years ago. Now in late 70's
    time to slow down.
    But who knows
    maybe something will happen I did not plan ;)

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  10. Just read your story on
    "Time Goes By"
    Oh my
    what a wonderful story teller
    you are :)
    A wonderful future
    awaits you
    Just know it in my heart :)
    You inspire me..

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  11. You are from henceforth my publicist OWJ!

    Thank you for the kind words!

    XO
    WWW

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  12. Completely sold out? How about that!

    The child of pastry and dumpling? That sounds very intriguing....

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  13. Nick:

    I am delighted. And the paste looks awful but extremely tasty.

    XO
    WWW

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  14. Ooh, this just keeps getting better!

    And the idea of a dumpling and a pastry mating made me laugh.

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  15. Congratulations! Would enjoy seeing your presentation. Glad your seals are hearty as we've had to rescue many young pups, then nurse them back to health before releasing them along the cost here in Southern California. Now I hear in the news some are returning as concern increases the effort to understand what problems they're having trying to survive.

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  16. SAW:

    Yes it does, carpeing all the diems!
    XO
    WWW

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  17. Joared:

    I remember seeing so many seals in Carmel in California, all lying about on the rocks. Unforgettable. I didn't know they were in trouble.

    Ours look healthy, but who knows?

    I've always loved their curiosity.

    XO
    WWW

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  18. A female Sheanachai? Is that a first/ You should give us a peek---would love to hear your performance!

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  19. Congratulations on your booking - this is perfect for you - you will be terrific. I had thought recently what a great Seanchai you would be - see I was right !

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