Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Music and Playing through Life...

I used to play the tin-whistle when I was in primary school. Breathing problems didn’t help, but I loved playing some tunes with my Generation woodwind instrument. My music teacher showed us how to write down our songs if they were a high or a low note, and we knew our keys on the six holes. It was very easy to batter though. Sure we were young; we didn’t think we were damaging it by banging it against the school desk.

These days, I purchased a nice Susato plastic whistle a few months, with a cool book of Irish tunes to try out. For some reason, I keep thinking of this as a tin-whistle. It comes from the same wind instrument family, but more contemporary. I had good intentions of beginning again, but it has not happened yet.

Recently, my best friend Shane got me a Tin-Whistle booklet for my birthday. A week later, I was looking through my book shelf for a college book, and low and behold, my lovely Susato was standing there…

What was I doing to this poor whistle, leaving it there, gathering dust? I blew through it so loudly for a few seconds. It felt brilliant! Like, wow! It had me thinking about everything I’ve ever tried accomplishing, and giving up. Story of my life. I think it’s a fear of failure, so I fail before even trying. Well, if I really put my mind to it, practice my breathing and my tunes, I am so sure I will be playing up there with Darragh and the other Irish Traditional musicians in a couple of months.


In other news, I am currently learning my lines for a one act play by Chekhov called “The Proposal”. But, there is one difference. It will be entirely “as Gaeilge” (in Irish). I am not as good to the point where I know every line, as it was my first time to practice it on the stage yesterday. But I was reassured that it will come to me on the day when we will have to perform.

The last time I had to act in something, I was a nervous teenager, had a silly grin on me because people were looking at me, and had a massive crush on one of the guys on stage. Yup, dangerous! I do still get nervous and red-faced when other people are looking at me, but I am a bit surer of myself. It’s tough when you’re overweight though.


And now, here’s some randomness for you… Do you know the “Peigín Leitir Móir” traditional song? Well, someone from somewhere got this stuck in my head, and I find it so funny and it makes me smile. Most of you won’t get it, so ask me if you don’t and I’ll explain. Enjoy!

“O pócaí pócaí
A deir Peigín Leitir Móir,
Gan pingin i mo phócaí
O thosaigh mise ag ól.”
(O pockets pockets, Said Peigin Lettermore, No pennies in my pockets Since I started drinking.)

Love, M x

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sleepy Sundays...

Oooooooooooh.... It's Sunday already?
The weekend flew too fast :'(

I decided to revamp the blog again. I played around with the Paint program, and came up with images of clouds, sunflowers and butterflies. Love the coolness of blues and greens, so have ended up with the average drawings of clouds and a sunflower in the green field... Hope it brings the spring with it. Smile.
Also revamped the Blogtv site. It's a sign of fresh air sweeping through my internet life, a lease of new new-ness...

My head is swirling with Irish words. I had an essay to finish for tomorrow morning, so that's done. Am also reading for a play in 12 days time, but afraid I won't know the words or the lines. The Irish in it is still tough to get the hang of, but hope it will all work out on the day.

Highlights of the weekend: Cadbury Eclairs, parents visiting, book reading, cups of tea, essay writing, play reading, movie watching, note taking, chatting on Blogtv, using Paint, uploading photos...

How did everyone's Sunday go? <3 x

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Saturday laziness...

Hey there!

Finished all my projects and essays for the week, and just relaxing on this Saturday afternoon. It looked yeuky but bright outside my window, think I'll venture out for a walk soon though. Am preparing a chocolate care package for my cousin and his wife in Boston, taking my time with it cos I scoff half the damn Cadbury things (hhehehehe). Yum!

Today, I went around the house, taking photos with my camera phone of all the stuff I need to pick up from the shop. Have trouble remembering what to buy most of the time, so this is a brilliant idea. For items that you've run out of, and they're usually in a certain spot of the house, I'd take a photo of that spot, and figure out what is missing later on. Don't worry, I will have a written list on my way to the shops, and not a photo album of stuff... xD


Friday, 11 February 2011

A baby of 28 years...

Am having the bestest day so far. Everyone that mattered in my life sent me well wishes and I couldn't be a happier girl...

Here's to another 28 years of life lessons and crazy love! <3


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Lá le Bríde or Imbolc

Hi all.

Happy Saint Bridget's Day! The regrowth of life, the buds of the world awakening to new wonders... A clean fresh day <3

Am off the anti-depressants now for nearly two months. Have had a terrible mood for the past week. No period since Dec 22nd. Yeah. Grrr.

The month of January was generally good, until a week ago. I had a terrible headache, and I started crying out of the blue again. Before all that, I was doing good. Was focusing on losing weight, studying, and feeling happy. Hopefully it was just the crazy moon, and now I can get back to normality.

<3 x