Archive for the ‘love’ Category


Awwww!  A wee day out to witness and celebrate the wedding of my friends to each other!  So glad I ended up being there after all; seeing their special day and also catching up and hanging out (and stripping the willow a little) with a lovely assortment of friends!  getting to tinkle the ivories in front of an open fire whilst people chatted and mingled was really nice too!

Oh, and there was this beautiful moment where a daddy was lifting and twirling around his daughter who was wearing a very pretty flower-girl dress – she looked like she was flying.  A moment of sweet remembrance of being little.

I also got to help compose some text messages from my friend to his new love interest!  Don’t tell him I told you though…

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I sat in my jammies til close-to-obscene time today and revelled in the fact that I could do it!  Holidays rock.  I also enjoyed loading up music onto my brand-spanking new ipod.

I felt a measure of pressure in catching up my Christmas 365 days, because of the incredible stuff others have recorded – made me feel all fuzzy and warm inside!  The pure joy of friendship expressed by hearts full of gratitude.  It is thus that I add my highlight of today: an evening spent with my bestest friend in the whole wide world.  Banter, board games, honesty and acceptance without terms.  Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude….

Getting to sleep in a real bed after two nights on the sofa.  It was in the room where I spent the latter of my teenage years and as I turned out the lights, I was pleasantly surprised by the starlight of glow-in-the-dark stars I’d put there years before and forgotten about.

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A lot things went on today, which induces a certain compulsion to make an exhaustive list of all the lovely people I spent time with (especially since several of those lovely people are almost the sum total of my ‘readers’).  But I think I might have to go with a general contentedness at my situation in life.

Its not the most vivid lifestyle ever lived and is by no means perfect, yet I have a great job working with great people; a longstanding banterous, comfortable relationship much-loved (hot chick) friend; freedom to travel and shop and eat without fear of bailiffs (so far…) and am generally blessed.

Turns out I gave into the compulsion.  Oh well.

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twenty and one

Walked along Portstewart Strand tonight and chatted with a friend.  This was great for several reasons…

1. Walking a pitch-dark beach at night on your own may be fun, but its not smart.  So, I’ve not done it in a while.

2. The weather was kinda that mix between mild and brisk, where you’ve been smart enough to wear ample clothing and so feel warm, but not too sweaty from the exercise AND the wind is blowing enough to whip your hair back from your face without freezing your nose to the point of being unaware of drippage.

3. I got the chance to get to know more about my friend (who I also hadn’t seen in a while).

4. I got to tell the full story of my busy-but-incredibly-fun-etc summer, thus sharing the joy and reminding myself of it!

5. I was reminded of the privilege of living on the North Coast.

So, that was all good – and actually maybe even better because it sprang from an afternoon where I felt totally stressed out.

All topped off with the cherry of quality time with housemates.

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