It’s been a bit windswept up here on Zany Mountain. A little bit barren and desolate. Look we’ve had a few forest fires up here in the last few months, but see over there! The fire is clearing, the rain is falling a little more softly and there a few fresh green seedlings are starting to emerge. Ok that’s enough mountainy imagery for now. As I write I am supposed to be back in my real life hometown mountain village of Kilfinane in the Ballyhouras, attending the Hearsay International Audio Festival. But, sigh, didn’t Mr Zany Mountain get out of the car a bit fecking awkwardly the other day so I am here on the Meath border experiencing copious amounts of FOMO and playing Florence Nightingale. Note to self, I am no Florence Nightingale.
Anyway, it is Saturday morning, so to salvage some of the day, I will spend it writing and sitting in my beautiful secret corner of the garden-soon the leaves will turn and it won’t be so private-but with the willow trees still in bloom, no one can find me.
In order to kick-start things around here, I have decided to participate in a Go Sober for October Challenge. I’ll be blogging about this at the end of the month. In order to keep things interesting, I’ll be sharing some alternative drink ideas; cold brews, hot drinks and of course mocktails! I also had the honour of meeting the wonderful, warm and articulate Laura Willoughby and Jussi Tolvi the founders of the UK-based organisation and mindful drinking movement called Club Soda earlier in the month. Please check out this amazing organisation. There will be further Irish based meetups so watch this space. Anyway if any of my lovely readers want to join, or share drinks recipes, I’d be delighted! Please comment here or DM me or send me a message on the ole Facebook-any recipes we share will be credited to you. I am sure this will be challenging in this alcocentric, wine o’clock soaked world we live in here in Ireland, (and I have a good few social occasions coming up) but sure, what’s life without a positive challenge now and then.
Ok my friends, that’s it for now. Got to go and water some seedlings up here.
Love, light and blessings,