Skip to main content

Life of Lu 31/08/11

- I had a fight with my hairbrush during the week.
It was quite a battle full of knots, hair ties and tears.
I got annoyed.
I did probably the most irrational thing I have ever done.
I reached for some scissors.
And cut off my knotted ponytail.

The whole thing.
Straight off.
I now have short hair.
I love it!
It suits my face much more.
I even took a really lovely photo of it.
But I can't find my card reader of my camera cable.
So you're just going to have to believe me.
:)
oops...

- I took part in a really interesting project recently.
A friend of mine Tiffani started a blog on religion and tolerance.
And she asked me would I contribute to it.
So I did!
It is such an interesting read.
I found it fascinating to read other people's beliefs.
Or lack of.
You should read it.
It is right here.
The majority of the posts are written by followers of the Mormon faith.
Tif would love to hear from others 
Atheist, agnostic, Catholic, Scientist, Pagan, whatever.
She doesn't mind.
But she would love to add your story to her blog.
If you are interested you should email her at tifdawg@gmail.com
-James and I watched "The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas" last night.



James had never seen it before nor had he read the book.
I read the book back in 2007 just before I went to Auschwitz
I found it horrible back then, especially when I followed it up with a trip to a concentration camp.
And I found it just as distressing last night,
It makes you think doesn't it.
About life.
And how lucky we are with our lot in life.
I know the world is going through an economic depress right now and we are all finding things a bit tightm
But at least we have our health and our freedom to walk as equals.
For me it drives home the point about how disgusting hatred is.
How it can consume close to an entire continent still bamboozles me a little.
I know there is still hatred in the world.
But I would like to think that there is a lot less tolerance of hatred.
It would upset me too much to think any other way.

-My lovely stamps arrived this week! I always order my stamps in bulk so I can get pretty ones.
Oh I got some lovely ones this time!
Some have cupcakes
Some have balloons


 
Some have beautiful scenes of Ireland.


 
But that is not the reason I'm telling you this.
The reason is, the next time I buy stamps will probably be from the UK.
This is probably my last order of Irish stamps for a long time!
Weird! Exciting! Sad!
- Finally, Queen's "I want to Break Free" has just come on the radio.
Freddie Mercury's birthday is Sept. 5th.

He is dead 20 years this year.
So there is a "Get your Freddie on" campaign being run by one of our national radio stations.
I have already ordered my Freddie Mercury tashe 
and I just have to take a photo of myself getting my freddie on 
to be in with a chance to win tickets to a Queen fest in London!
Check it out here!



Comments

  1. you better already have an excuse to send me those balloon stamps. :)


    thanks for your support lu.

    xo.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Just read your blog post on religion and loved it! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the entries, it's a subject that's been interesting me for a while.

    And I need some nice stamps!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Farewell 2017! Farewell!

Where did 2017 go? Is it just me or did 2017 just fly by like a whirling dervish? Tomorrow we celebrate Hogmaney in all its glory and I can't wait. I am leaving 2017 on such a high, and I can't wait to see where 2018 takes me.
I got an email today from myself. It was an email I sent to myself 5 year ago via a website called www.futureme.org . You should go and have a look, it is a very peculiar thing to send your future self an email. Anyway, I digress. The email told me where I hoped to be five years ago. Some of it I have done, some of it I have not but what I found very interesting was how my perception of happiness and contentment have changed in the last five years. That got me thinking. It is amazing how much my perception of happiness and contentment have changed in the past year!

2017 was for me a year of growth and a year of self discovery.
I feel I found myself a lot this year. I found comfort in myself and a confidence in my capabilites.
It was a rollercoaster year …

Day 2 - 20 facts about me

I always struggle with challenges such as these, where I have to give some facts about myself. Can I think of 20 things and if so will they be any good? Pressure! Well... here goes....

1. I love letters. Not bills and what not, I mean real, news filled letters. I have a handful of people whom I write to, and they write back in return. Alas, I am not very good at replying in a timely manner! I have had penpals since I was about 11 years old. Two of which were from Belarus. Their names were Tatiana and Irena. One of the highlights of their letters were the wee boxed stationery that they used to write on. I loved it so much.
2. I dislike sheep. Immensely.
3. I have 2 tattoos. One of a fairy, and one of a fox.
4. I love ducks and foxes. And Hairy Coos.
5. I think puns are severely underrated.
6. My favourite book is Jane Eyre.
7. My favourite author is more difficult... maybe Jasper Fforde... though the compilations of Irish tales by Sinead DeValera have a special place in my heart as do …

Happy 30th birthday Marguerite

Dear Marguerite,
In an alternative reality we are preparing ourselves for the weekend of a lifetime this weekend, you turn 30 on Friday! Whoop! Happy birthday little sister! Where have the years gone? I have no doubt that we would be hitting a European city for a few cocktails and a spa weekend or I would be back in Ireland for a party to end all parties. If there was one thing you could do by the tender age of 17 it was throw a party. 
I wish more than anything that we could have that weekend together. A weekend of gossip, of laughter and probably over indulgence. No doubt you would still disapprove of my style, my ability to put on make up and my hair. No doubt your insistence on getting ready for a few hours would still drive me insane. 
I often wonder what your life is like in that alternative reality. Are you a wife? Are you a mum? Are you a career driven woman with plans of world domination? Are you a wanderer with an insatiable lust to see all the world and explore it's wo…