Daily Archives: June 3, 2011


Today I wait with baited breath to read the talented work of our Loose Blogging Consortium members.  The topic was brought to us this time round by Delirious.


Talents I would like to have:

Spontaneity – To just go do whatever – NOW this very minute.  I am learning… well I will tomorrow! 😉

Reading – Learn how to sit and get lost in a book and not move until I reach the end.  No.  Not War and Peace, a normal sized book.  Maybe If I ever land up on a desert island with no phones, computers or doorbells….

Singing – It would be so much easier to carry a voice around compared to a double base or a grand piano!  No.  I don’t play them either. Air guitar is my limit.

Enamelling – particularly on small items.

Sculpture – Bronze in particular.  The more I see the more I am drawn to the process.

Drawing – The only thing that I can draw, is a chair across the floor!

Painting – The town red?  Is there another way?

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I have agreed to host @eolai for a few days & nights, on the final leg, of his Painting Cycle Tour of Ireland.   It is his intention to Twitter, blog, and update FaceBook as he goes along.  The brushes will be well exercised along the way.

Eolai works for his cake

Beginning on July 1st and continuing right through August this year, the exact route through the 32-counties will be determined by the location of those of us who follow him on social media and volunteer to host him.

Ideally, the route will go from Dublin clockwise around the island back to Dublin, but as Eolai says “There will be some serious zigging and some frivolous zagging’ to cover all the inland counties.

So far there are about 30 offers of accommodation and hopefully another thirty plus will be added before the trip starts.  That way he will have a reasonable idea of the general route come Friday, 1st July. He also expects as he cycles, to be looking for a few hosts along the way, and these will fill in the gaps on the route.

As the man himself says:

The idea is that I’ll do a painting for you in return for you feeding & sheltering me for a night. Paintings will be done in your locale or en route the day I cycle to you.

This type of project is not new to Eolai.  He has tried it before.  Across the pond. He cycled across America!  Ireland should be a doddle after that.

So what will I need for my house guest?

I better write a list…

A tea plantation… Eolai is a serious tea drinker, so a years supply might cover it. 😉
Milk.… a bottle or a cow?  The cow I think.
Butter…. Do you think 6lbs will be enough?   I’ll put it in the fridge and tiptoe past it.
Tiger Bread…. I know where to get that.
These are just to keep hunger at bay. 😀  I promise to feed him properly!  He is the kind of guest my mother would like – “He eats everything you set in front of him!” – Roll on August!

BROADBAND… Elly tells me I am well up to speed for the man!

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Active LBC Members are:

Anki will join us when she has her broadband difficulties sorted.  Others may be distracted by work rest or play… wait now… that is a chocolate bar, but you know what I mean.