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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Experiments in incandescent living

Imagine you are a white-hot tangle of ice, dust, rock and gases, and as you hurtle across the night sky the rest of us are celebrating your transit with champagne and gourmet lollipops. The universe is vast, but we are only as small as we believe ourselves to be; and if we lived each moment in that same spirit of humble awe with which we now and again gaze at the stars, the world would be an infinitely happier place.

I blog about books and writing on Mondays, travel and spirituality on Tuesdays, and art, knitting and sewing on Thursdays, but above all I want to use this space to explore the magical connection between veganism and creativity (so the juiciest posts go up on Wednesdays!) On this site you’ll also find Where We Make, a Friday feature on artists’ workspaces.

Recently on the blog...


Seven Days in Ireland


One of those times when you joke about stealing your friends’ baby and your friends have to pretend they aren’t unnerved by it. Bwahahahaaaaaa. OMG THIS CHILD. I want to gobble her up. (I know, I know. I’m *really* not supposed to say that anymore.)


Two nights in Galway with Ailbhe and Christian and Shelley and A&C’s ridiculously cute kiddos, down to Tipperary to see Seanan’s folks, weekend in Dingle and back to Tipp for one more night before heading up to Dublin on the train (which was a treat, faster and more comfortable than the bus—Seanan found me a €15 web fare).



The Gallarus Oratory (Dingle peninsula)—1200 years old and still watertight!



Somebody stole my hat.



Kilmalkedar Church (Romanesque, 12th century), Dingle peninsula.



Dingle has lots of quaint-but-not-too-touristy pubs.



The Harry Clarke windows at the Díseart Centre, in the old Presentation Convent. Fascinated with this window in particular for the old lady standing beside Jesus and the nefarious-looking saint on the left.



Back in Dublin. Only two things on Grafton Street are remotely aesthetically pleasing to me: Bewley’s Café (closed again, boo!) and the flower stands.


It was lovely to be able to say “see you again in February.” I’ll be back to revise my guidebook!

Big thanks to my aunt Kathy for giving me (yes, GIVING me) her Nikon SLR camera. It was so very generous of her. I’m excited to take a digital photography class in the next couple months so I can learn how to use it beyond the basics!


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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.
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