Month: December 2015

Unity in Diversity

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Philosophy

I came across a passage of study recently in one of my online Philosophy Works sessions and it really spoke to me. I will quote it below: “There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that at once is admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has taught, he may […]

My favourite poem for this week

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Poetry

When I set myself the task of finding a poem to post this week I had no idea how difficult it might be. Most of the poetry I found (and liked) was about death, grief and broken hearts and I didn’t want to go there. I am also a little nervous about posting poems that are subject to copyright. I think the one I have found overcomes these obstacles. It is called: DREAM Last night […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye-Spy

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Here are a few snaps that stood out to me for this week’s topic. Included are the following: the London Eye;  a shop in Shannon, Ireland searching for ancestors (my maiden name was O’Halloran); my three sons and I looking at an iron-ore mine in Newman, Western Australia; a shot-tower in Melbourne, Victoria that formed part of a modern shopping centre; and the cat! For more about this week’s challenge click here

Three poems by Edward Lear (1812-1888)

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Poetry

I hope you enjoy these three little poems as much as I did :-). There Was an Old Man with a Beard There was an old man with a beard, Who said, “It is just as I feared!- Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nest in my beard! There was an Old Man in a Tree There was an old man in a tree, Who was horribly […]

Cath’s Christmas Pudding Recipe

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Christmas / Cooking; Creativity / family traditions

Before my mother-in-law passed away I agreed to continue the family tradition by using her recipe to cook the Christmas puddings she made each year for her two sons. I have all the ingredients ready to make the pudding this weekend. Here are the ingredients: 8 ounces of flour 8 ounces of suet (I use butter) 8 ounces of dark brown sugar 8 ounces of bread crumbs (white bread). 2 and 1/4 of dried fruit […]