Thursday, March 18, 2010

we look out to sea

Spot the odd sea out. Three of these images are of Galway Bay (and Pink Daughter, Scottish Husband and Blue Daughter), one is of the Caribbean sea (and me). Our sea scores more points for glitter. A small nation squares its shoulders with pride.

And that's not all: our National Lottery has recently gone online. No one need ever be poor again.

[That was a short detour into Irish nationalism in response to the commentators on the last post. I return now to my regular schedule of loitering about, dishing out opinions and remarking benevolently on the first draft of your novel.]

33 comments:

  1. The glitteriness is quite striking.

    I suspect that is because the seas around your parts are generally greyer and darker and darker things glitter better.

    That's the technical explanation of course. If you want a simpler one I would have to think for longer.

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  2. SHARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    only joking. lovely pictures, Mise. (the verification word for this is 'aximum' - how spooky is that?

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  3. That's a brilliant family portrait. I love them all together like that. I think we have a special love for the sea, being an island nation. I find myself holding the remote control, perched on the side of the couch transfixed by the latest episode of 'Deadliest catch'...
    And yes the lotto is online now, you have to send them photographic id before you can register to play! Gas.

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  4. Oh yes ... I prefer the north sea to the carribean anyday ;-) I'll let Jane think more about an explanation for that - she's better at it than me at this time of night ;-) I have a pink daughter and a blue daughter too. I also have an earth toned son! Now - about those benevolent comments on my novel ...

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  5. Are you a stand-up comedian in your spare time? If not...it's something to consider.

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  6. I'm always so very jealous that you live by the sea. And I'd take yours over the Caribbean any day.

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  7. Your sea has the same glitters as the Atlantic on the California coast at Point Lobos...I have pictures to prove it! :)
    Love your crazy sense of humor!!

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  8. mise
    i LOVED galway bay. it was totally sparkly in the morning, then as soon as we got to the top of the cliffs ... white out. it was awesome.
    nice family pic too
    ~laura

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  9. Do you promise that your comments will be benevolent? I am nervous about sending you any more books with an unusual title...
    And I love the glittery sea by the way. I can honestly say I think I would find it very difficult to live inland anywhere.

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  10. I want benevolent comments on my novel draft! Send some my way.

    Love the beachy photos. You and I were both up to ocean posts this week, which must, must mean spring is finally here, yes?

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  11. THESE are awesome images! I think you should blow them up on canvas for your home! Very nice!

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  12. Hey Mise
    I was hoping for the entire song...

    In my sesame street analysis I would say glitter is good... and aqua is lovely... being a sea lover, I couldn't pick a favourite.. but glad to see you have your national pride back... by the way,. if you care to vacation in the caribbean, mlle and I would be happy to join you..xx Julie

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  13. That's a very pretty collage, Mise, and I didn't realise your sea sparkled so. No wonder you are swelling with pride, not unlike the swells we see here.

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  14. lovely photos ...

    You are so lucky to be living so close to the atlantic ocean ,I would love to live right on the edge of Ireland ,not quite in but not quite out either....

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  15. Dear Mise,
    There's nothing prettier than a glittering sea....I think that the sea glitter fairy had begun sprinkling on all sea's Caribbean but hadn't quite finished when that photograph was taken !!

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  16. Really lovely photos. I can't remember seeing the sun....but I'm sure we had some once.

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  17. Lovely and glittery. Much nicer than the drear we have here today.

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  18. Oh, I do want to move but the folk I live with would be lost without the city things within walking distance. I like it well enough, until the sun comes out and I see posts about the glittery sea...

    Time to get that big bus organised so we can all descend on yours and disrupt your stylish, witty, peaceful world.

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  19. Galway Bay - that brings a smile to my face! You live in such a lovely place. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. I thought it was a competition? And I got it right! Isn't there a prize? Dang...

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  21. loving the glitterati all hanging out under the sea...

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  22. You sea is definitely more glittering and the rocks add so much character!

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  23. Congrats on making the finals in the Irish blog awards - ooh, and what party piece will you wear??

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  24. Congratulations on making the final cut for the Irish Blog Awards!!! Well deserved. Imen x

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  25. That's a lovely family portrait. Sparkles are one of my favourite things about the Irish sea, though I admit it's a long list.

    While I'm here: Congratulations on being among the finalists for the Irish Blog Awards!

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  26. Finalist!! Woo hoo! So very well deserved :)
    Remember all your helpful hints for parties? This is their time. Have a wonderful time and celebrate your great success at sharing your world with us, and dozens of unknown judges.

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  27. Mise - I just love those photos grouped together the way you have them..beautiful...we're planning a trip to Ireland sometime soon and that sparkly sea makes me want to visit SOON..happy weekend....x

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  28. Lovely watery pics, Mise! Good luck with that online gambling. Yikes.

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  29. Thanks for the kind good wishes, Lorna and Imen and Stan!

    Speccy, clearly your stint as mascot is working wonders.

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  30. I'll take glittery and a long sleeved t-shirt by the water any day, dear. Any day. I can see the hazy heat on that photo of the Caribbean. I prefer the cold water of the Atlantic myself.

    xo,
    -maria

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You're looking particularly well.

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