Double Dose – Friendship Friday Ditty Day…

I think there may be a few folk who are wondering if my series featuring Irish lasses has come to an end. The answer is a definite NO! This week I’m sharing another bit of special… but there’s a twist. This lady lives in Japan and has adapted to the rigours of east meets west. I think you’ll get a very good idea of the difficulties associated with the lifestyle and of raising kids in an environment that may be a little alien. Do please click here to visit Elle’s informative blog.

So… without much further ado, on to the Q&A…

  • If you won a sizable lotto prize (around €10 M) what would be the first 3 things you do or buy?

1. Buy a house in Ireland, so that we don’t always have to burden my family when we visit from Japan
2. Hire an Au Pair, preferably from Ireland so the kids pick up the beautiful accent, and so that I will always have someone to travel with me and the kids.
3. Around the world trip, as I would love to expose my children to varying cultures, customs and languages while they are still young and impressionable

  • If you never won any money but there was one destination on the planet that you really wanted to see, even if it took 3 years to save for, where would that destination be? (One month’s travel allowed)

Our current issue is that living so far away from home, when we do travel it is to Ireland. If I could travel elsewhere I think at this point Dubai is at the top of my list, followed closely by Nepal. Dubai is actually doable as there is a flight from Tokyo to Dublin via Dubai, so maybe… here’s hoping!

  • Name a local charity close to your heart and how you think you could assist in some way. (Please feel free to include a link)

Dublin Simon Community. I don’t know why really, but I have always had compassion for the homeless. I even put a homeless person up in my flat once, here in Japan. I don’t think I’d do the same in Ireland, but I do give to the homeless when I am in Dublin. I usually give food and/or drink rather than money, because for those that are homeless due to addiction, the temptation to use the money on feeding their addiction is too great. The Dublin Simon Community is the only charity I donate to regularly.

As you may well appreciate, I’ve never been to Japan so I don’t have any photos to show you. So, why not “borrow” one of Elle’s pics. I’m sure the good lady won’t mind too much.

Elle's Japan! Stunning autumn colours... than's for the "borro"

OK… back to Ireland. Here’s this week’s ditty… short and sweet


The End of WW10!

Into the spring’s joy we saunter during workweek ten
We’ve even seen bits of sun, yes… every now and then
Enough to encourage the emergence of the poet’s pen
Green growth is sprouting… enticed out by sun’s rays
I’m sure we’ll see daffs in full bloom within a few days
Welcome splashes of colour along lanes and alleyways
Spring’s healthy vigour makes days grow with haste
Urgency to be seen, there’s really no time to waste
Soon with Mother Nature’s blessings we’ll be graced
At week’s end there’s only room for one short poem
For outside this weekend we hope to play and roam
Enjoying pleasures under spring’s bright blue dome

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1 Response to Double Dose – Friendship Friday Ditty Day…

  1. Elle says:

    Thank you so much for this. I had to take a few weeks off blogging with travel, unexpected visitors and a very hectic schedule. It will take me a few days to catch up properly, but I just wanted to let you know I only saw this tonight! I will be back for a proper read and will link to my blog too. 🙂


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