Summer Holidays: The Good And The Bad For Writing Summer holidays are a time to get away, to the beach or the country, a foreign destination, or somewhere completely different from your everyday life. This can lead to inspiration to be creative, a chance to jot down new experiences and feelings, and a time to… Continue reading Summer Holidays 3: Time For Writers And Writing?
Taking A Book Theme... like 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain... Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. There was a song in every heart . . . There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step. The locust trees… Continue reading Summer Holidays 2: Literary/Book Trails For Children
Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ At the Sea-Side by Robert Louis Stevenson When I was down beside the sea A wooden spade they gave to me To dig the sandy shore. My holes were empty like a cup. In every hole the sea came up, Till it could come no more. Bed in Summer by Robert Louis… Continue reading Summer Holidays 1:In Children’s Books
Ireland: The Perfect Place To Write Not only has Ireland got a rich literary heritage with the names of W.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Seamus Heaney being just a few of them, but it has wonderful inspiring scenery too. From the buzz of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway in the south, and… Continue reading An Irish Summer 4: For Writers
When the sun shines The beach: Collect seashells, and coloured glass smoothed by the sea. Check out rock pools for crabs, shrimps and other sea life, fish, build sandcastles and sand sculptures, have picnics, paddle, swim, learn to surf, kayak, canoe, sail, snorkel, etc, walk, run, play soccer, cricket, rounders, volleyball, tennis, etcIn the country:… Continue reading An Irish Summer 3: Ideas and Activities For Parents/Guardians I
Also, see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ When I Was Young... It was my Irish father who introduced me to the books written by Patricia Lynch. She was a writer who wrote in my father's time and mine. One of her best known books is 'The Turf-Cutter's Donkey.' 'Patricia Lynch (1898-1972), children's author, was born in Cork. The family… Continue reading An Irish Summer 2: In Children’s Books
June Broom out the floor now, lay the fender by, And plant this bee-sucked bough of woodbine there, And let the window down. The butterfly Floats in upon the sunbeam, and the fair Tanned face of June, the nomad gipsy, laughs Above her widespread wares, the while she tells The farmers’ fortunes in the fields,… Continue reading An Irish Summer
The blossom opens as if each flower was a book - a book that was more sculpted than written, the ink infusing into the petals to give them their soft glow. It is a tale of eons passed, of the loving care of the soils, the rain and the sun, a tale of the insects,… Continue reading Blossom 4: Letting You And Your Writing Blossom
Balancing Freedom And Guidance Nobody said that parenting is easy. It is a constant balancing act of trying to get it right. Some of us fall back on the way we were parented and others reject the way they were parented and try and do the opposite. So, some parents who felt their own upbringing… Continue reading Blossom 3: How To Help your Children Bloom
Also, see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ The Old Man Who Made The Trees Blossom A Tale from JapanAs retold by Alton Chung ( Warning: Death of a dog but an uplifting story) Once upon a time, there was a very kind old man and his wife living in a certain village. Next door to them lived a very mean… Continue reading Blossom 2: Developing and growing into something beautiful.