My oh my! Awake at 5.45am, before the alarm went off, in a cab at 6.30am and sitting in the ferry  caff drinking white tea at 6.45am. By 7.10am, on the ferry eating bacon, tomatoes and corn bread ( I brought my own bread).

If you have time on your hand, this ferry is the way to travel. The Ulysses is the biggest ferry I have ever seen (obviously don’t get out much)…. In this photo, I am drinking my tea on the first floor of the portand the ferry just towers above – I believe it has not missed a crossing in it’s 10 year life…and I bet there have been some stormy seas in the Irish sea over that time! It holds 2000 people, I think there were only a hundred  people on it today.  Quiet and so calm. I got masses of work done…walked round the deck. Marvellous!

Made the train at Holyhead to London by one minute with a bit too much running for my liking! Back home, which feels good, and I seem remarkably awake for someone who spent  over 24 hours on boats, tubes, buses and trains this weekend, so  a big  thank you  to singing in Dublin! Now where is that hypnotherapist, I might have to start working on my flying phobia.

SONG OF THE DAY Echo Beach -Martha and the Muffins

It must be all the sea I saw today that made me think of this.

Wow! What a fantastic workshop that was today, thanks to 25 amazing teachers who took the time out to come and spend the day at the Ark with me…on a Saturday!

The Ark is an great  place. Lovely staff. I am so looking forward to my return visit in a few weeks. Next time I visit, I am staying longer and I shall be singing with classes of kids and families – that’s all type of families click here.   I had a bit of a walk round Dublin after the workshop  -it was a bit full of crazy excited rugby fans and Ireland had just won!  I saw Oscar Wilde ( well a statue of him in the park, and I cannot for the life of me understand why this photo keeps turning on its side, even in death he continues to be a rebel…baaa!) a green post box, the grounds of Trinity College, and ate a fantastic rib eye steak (vegetarians look away!) as I  need to keep my strength up for the mammoth journey home tomorrow, which will be a culinary desert for a gluten free person. Ferries and trains have never had a window for the ‘special diets’…Wish me luck!


Listen very carefully now..this video will save you a fortune in therapy bills. ha ha!