Monday, April 07, 2008

A Picture tells a Thousand Words


I'm always promising pictures but not delivering, so here is one of me looking particularly pleased with myself.


The award I'm holding is the one I was given on Friday, for the third place in English, in the Feile Filiochta Poetry Competition: it's a lovely little bronze plaque. It was a fantastic evening sitting listening to poems being delivered in Irish, Scots Gaelic, Cymreg, Polish, German, Italian, French and English.
Apparently this is the last year of Feile Filiochta on its own: next year Poetry Ireland will have a role to play in this high-profile competition.
There's a lovely edition of all the winners' poems nestling on my shelf now.


18 comments:

david santos said...

Hello, Barbara!
I loved this post and this blog.
Have a nice day

belle said...

lovely lovely lovely you! And very well done x

Cailleach said...

Thanks David and Belle - still feeling quietly pleased :)

c.s. said...

Congratulations!

Cailleach said...

Thanks CS :)

Minx said...

The Irish puss who got the cream - so very well done, Babs. Lovely pic but it can never show your ' inner twinkle'.

Cailleach said...

That's very true, Minx, I keep me inner twinkle for those that know me well ;)

I've long known that I'm quite ugly in photographs!

Minx said...

That is the most, singularly, ridiculous thing you have ever said. For an intelligent woman you really are quite gorgeous!

Cailleach said...

Oh no, Minx, I have been known to say quite a lot of ridiculous things in my time... many of them still haunt me!

Shameless said...

Excellent, Barbara! Well done. It's up up up. :-)

Jon M said...

Lovely pic and a richly deserved award! Well done!

Cailleach said...

Thanks S and Jon. Now I must knuckle down and get this MA finished - so much writing to do, it's not funny!

apprentice said...

That's gorgeous, well done you!

Dick said...

Many congrats, Barbara.

Cailleach said...

Thanks Apprentice and Dick! :)

Debi said...

Oh lovely post. Lovely award. Lovely you.

Don't think much of those curtains though ...

Debi said...

PS - meaning you should have a red carpet, not brown curtains ...

Cailleach said...

LOL! Debi calls my dubious curtains into question... :)

Red carpet - oh yes please!