Join the Movember Movement

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Every year, my brothers’ join the Movember movement to raise awareness and support. This year, there’s an event that Sana Govender is hosting this friday, 25th November, where he will screen his short film, 5 Stages of Grief (a long awaited screening I might add )

All proceeds will go towards Movember Ireland. If you can’t make the event, donate online. Because as we all know, every little helps.

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‘Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. We’re transforming the way research into men’s health is done, and the way health services reach and support men.’

Let’s be the change we wish to see.

 

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We are just human. We all have doubts, fears, good days and bad. You may look at a person and think, ‘Wow, aren’t they always happy’ but really, you’ll never know just how a person feels deep down until you ask. After all, life affects us all differently. We all deal with events and situations in our own way but sometimes life can bring you down. Everyone can do with a kind word or a smile or even just a chat, once in a while.

It’s suicide awareness week, but let’s always remember to be a little kinder to each other, everyday, not just today. We’re stronger if we stand together.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0910/726810-mental-health/

https://www.iasp.info/wspd/

As the sun rises on World #Suicide Prevention Day help us help those in distress move from the darkness into the light.

By texting PH4 to 50300 and donating €4 you can help continue to fight the fight against suicide in Ireland and beyond.

100% of donation goes to Pieta House across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT, which means a minimum of €3.25 will go to Pieta House.

Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline 0766805278

10 images that will make you think West Cork is “secretly” a Tropical Island

Today, I stumbled upon this beautiful blog about wondrous West Cork 10 images that will make you think West Cork is “secretly” a Tropical Island.

We really do live in a treasure trove of brilliance, that overflows with calm, serene energy. A place so coloured in a million different shades of green that I need to blink a few times to make sure my eyes see clearly. Paradise is right here.

We have been here 12 years now (Elvis – 15 years) and with each year I find something new to love about the countryside. We try to photograph as much of this glorious place as possible and no matter where we go, home is always West Cork.

Here’s a little peak into our collection of landscapes…

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Sunset – Bantry Bay
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Clouds above Skibbereen
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A little finch on a windy day
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Bantry Bay
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Old Court
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Tulips in the Garden – Skibbereen
Bantry Bay
Bantry Bay
Silage
Cutting Silage – West Cork
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Strawberries from the Garden – Skibbereen
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Lough Hyne
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Purple Lupin – Skibbereen
Sandycove
Sandycove
Liss Ard
Liss Ard Pier
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Even the rainy days are Beautiful
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Wild Daisies in the summer – Skibbereen
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Liss Ard – Under the pier
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Mid-morning stroll
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Fuschia

 Wherever you are, make the best of what’s around you.

xxx

Walk yourself Happy

IMG-20150416-WA0000Being out in nature is the best cure for the busy lives we lead. Everyone needs a reminder of how beautiful life really is. I hope you make the best of the things we all take for granted sometimes, like fresh air or grazing cows.

Let’s Walk off all the negativity!

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Sun, Glorious Sun

Today the sun shone so strongly I felt as if it would burn away all the cobwebs of winter.

Ok, so maybe not the literal ones, they’re still there unfortunately but that’s a story for another day. What it did do is send us adventuring.

My younger brother rang me, much to early in the morning, and decided that we’d be going for a walk up Lough Hyne. He’s annoyingly persistent  and I am notoriously lazy. So in the end he persuaded me, and Casper – the poor dog who got dragged up a hill, to soak in the Glorious morning heat. And this is our little morning adventure….

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The view from the very top – the summit of Knockomagh Hill. The beautiful hazy landscape was really the best reward after the trek up. (Which, to be honest I didn’t think I’d make)

Lough Hyne is one of the most important marine habitats in Europe and was made Ireland’s first Marine Nature Conservation Reserve. http://www.discoveringireland.com/vacations/lough-hyne/. Such a lot of history and interesting facts about a place that you’d visit so often.

We were just saying how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place and sometimes, in the depths of winter, we forget just that. But today definitely reminded me to eat well, smile a lot and photograph everyday because life is too short.

 Keep enjoying the sunshine X

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I’m glad I wasn’t the only one out of breath. Casper needed a whole 10 minute recuperation. Bless
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The selfie-kings at it again. These two seem to love photographs and I’m pretty sure their faces clog many a news feed.
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‘OH MY GAWD”, they brought me ALL the way up here with NO WATER or ice-cream? Aghhh” – and that, folks, is exactly what he would say if he could talk.

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My favorite photo of them ‘not posing’!
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Again…….
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The mystical light that filters through the trees is just amazing. And what about (the over) 50 shades of green going on. Just amazing!
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Light plays such a huge part in uplifting the spirits. And of course lets us take good photographs. 😉
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My handsome brother.

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