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rainy day savings & leaving can’t read a word land

rainy day savings

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The Killarney Art Gallery will be showing 10 of my large interiors as part of their summer show due to begin now on the last week of July during the Killarney Golf Open.

Rainy day savings 24×24 inch/60x60cm oil on canvas

leaving can’t read a word land

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Do you ever go through a phase when you just can’t read?  Although unusual for me, I’ve been living in “can’t read a word” land for months now, until this week when Niall Williams reminded me that I lOVE READING!

How did I forget that? It’s one of my biggest luxuries. I know they’re expensive, and time consuming and my family don’t like it when I am lost in a book cause, guess what, I’m not focusing on them!

It’s a bit like when I paint. Yesterday, my youngest was twittering long, talking about something we had already talked about, while I was painting. Then she stopped and said. “You’re doing that thing again, where you make noises like you’re listening but you’re not!!” Caught!

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So, here’s what’s on my bedside table.

Boy and Man by Niall Williams – If you haven’t read any of his books, simply put…please do! Starting with Four letters of love! I just finished Boy and Man and although I can’t say it’s a perfect book, there’s something about his prose that is literary, spiritual and page turning all at once. I loved it.

Still to read
Let the Great world spin by Colum McCann
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
and The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe

To reread
Waltzing through flaws by Paula Sharp

So what is the book you’re reading or have already read this summer that I have got to read?


  • Your Blog is one of my very very best reads Ró… gives me sighs of connection, inspiration,and
    pleasures of the many layered sensuous kind.
    Rock on! xx

  • Your rubber boots cheer me up, it’s still raining here. Hard to believe but true in this land of long prairie summers. Love the books , I think you’d love The Woefield Poultry Collective, she might remind you of someone! :)

  • tiffany bakers’ little giant of aberdeen county… it, love it!!!……i read four letters by niall williams and adored it but just couldn’t get on with his other books. It must be wonderful just to lose yourself in your art…your colours are just uplifting..x.

  • Love the painting and try to read every morning
    for 10 minutes and the same at night before I go to bed. A nightmare for me is nothing to read.
    Super painting as always. Love these boots.

    XO Barbara

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