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.

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Anonymous R J Adams said...

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!)

Fri Apr 19, 01:41:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Grannymar said...

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.

Fri Apr 19, 10:16:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Irene said...

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.

Fri Apr 19, 10:41:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

"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.


Fri Apr 19, 10:49:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Maggie May said...

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

Fri Apr 19, 10:49:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


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.


Fri Apr 19, 10:51:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

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?

Fri Apr 19, 10:53:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Maggie May:
Having lived without the sea for so long, now that I'm back beside it it never ceases to entrance me!

Fri Apr 19, 01:29:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

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 ;)

Fri Apr 19, 02:55:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

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..

Fri Apr 19, 03:03:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

You are from henceforth my publicist OWJ!

Thank you for the kind words!


Fri Apr 19, 07:32:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous nick said...

Completely sold out? How about that!

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

Sat Apr 20, 04:09:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


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


Sat Apr 20, 04:35:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

Ooh, this just keeps getting better!

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

Sat Apr 20, 11:01:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger joared said...

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.

Sat Apr 20, 11:16:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Yes it does, carpeing all the diems!

Sun Apr 21, 12:38:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


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.


Sun Apr 21, 12:40:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Molly said...

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

Mon Apr 22, 01:52:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous RoisinNY said...

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 !

Tue Apr 23, 01:59:00 PM GMT-2:30  

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