Monday, 23 May 2016

Muesli and Music

My regular breakfast

For my breakfast this morning I added the strawberries that we bought from a roadside stall of a Wexford grower yesterday and to honour this years crop I decided to listen to my old buddy Colm playing some of my favourite tunes. Afterwards I thought to share my experience.You will have to imagine the taste of the Strawberries but you can listen to his music.




28 comments:

  1. Hi Mel - wonderful to have strawberries out already - I must keep an eye open for ours ... lovely playing, though somewhat soulful ... I've enjoyed hearing them - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hello Hilary, Glad that you enjoyed Colm's music, for he is a fine fiddle player and composer. The Wexford strawberries are always first for it is the warmest county in Ireland.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  2. The breakfast looks a treat I must say. Perhaps I shall give into yuppydom and buy some granola.

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    1. Hardly yuppydom Simon!
      My muesli is sugar free stuff and purchased in Lidl, to which I add raisins, more oat flakes and 7 almonds. I have never eaten granola which I believe is quite sugary far less nutritious than muesli.

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  3. Loved the music - would have been even better with the strawerries.

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  4. Hello Pat, am glad that you appreciated the music, the strawberries were absolutely delicious and we still have a few left for tomorrow.
    Thank you for commenting.

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  5. I enjoyed the music - and would have enjoyed the strawberries and muesli too! :-) xx

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    1. Hello Teresa I thought that the music would go down well with you, am rather surprised that after your "cuppa and a slice of toast with grapefruit marmalade"
      that you would have the capacity to eat my humble brekkers too :-) !
      Thanks for your comment.

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  6. Strawberries from Ireland must be from heaven too. Combined with that lovely fiddling from Colm puts me on a higher plane!

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    1. Indeed Val, despite the wetness Ireland is heaven on earth a place of many dimensions ! Like yourself Colm's music is very uplifting.

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  7. That is lovely music and with the combination of the strawberries it must have been so good. Sarah x

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    1. hank you for visiting and leaving a comment Sarah.
      My breakfast provided me with a double nourishment in feeding both body and spirit :)

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  8. This time last year we were sampling those delicious Strawberries too! You're a lucky Grandpa Heron ;)

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    1. Yes Snappy you were and you probably remember how sweet they tasted and how many punnets we bought too ! Well these are just as nice and they are nearly all gone.

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  9. That's a very healthy looking breakfast Heron. I picked a few strawberries from the garden this morning so I was able to enjoy them with your music!

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    1. How amazing is that Sue ! I have been breakfasting on muesli for years now and it was only recently that we were able to by lactose free milk, so I previously softened it with spring water which turned into oat milk.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  10. I enjoyed the music (and we have strawberries in the fridge!). I really like Irish music and am a big fan of Sharon Shannon.
    CLICK HERE for Bazza’s fabulous Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Thanks for the comment Bazza, yes I agree Sharon is a great singer.

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  11. Beautiful music. We live in strawberry country (do you know Wilkins & Sons, the jam makers?). When they are making strawberry jam the air is filled with the delicious sweet smell xxx

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    1. Colm's is an excellent musician isn't he.
      Yes Fran I used to buy Wilkins Strawberry Jam to go on scones and top it with clotted cream it was delicious. Ah' those were the days and now it is just a tasty memory.... all say ah'hhhh poor Mel ;-)

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  12. Beautiful music and exceptional talent. As for the strawberries and muesli... I'm glad I missed that.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Mitchell. Colm has a great talent and his instruments
      he cares for like children. I gather you are not fond of muesli or strawberries :)

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  13. When I listened to this music you gave us here Mel, it wasn't even remotely connected with what I've heard before. Swedish music, folklore that is, is known to be a bit melancholic, some even backing when moving forward if you follow me. I write some music and often enough it ends up in the melancholy region. Irish music as often played in Sweden, has a certain Whiskyinthejar-feeling about and these lads had nothing of the sort. Quite lovely. And very talented. But I found myself longing for the black currant to become ripe...

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  14. In total Irish music reflects the country as a whole. Unfortunately many people around the world only know the raucous pub music and our rebels songs. Irish music is more than that. As Colm plays here it has a depth which reaches that special place within us, an inner private place that calls us to deeply reflect. As per another of his pieces Emers Dream.
    Thank you for your interest.

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    1. Well you see, I wouldn't survive without music and it has to be sincere, at least when pretending to be and this is just that! We have a local band called the Irish Pitch...as you can imagine there is not much Irish about them, but they are really popular and play-exactly, whiskyinthejar. Lively and, what was that word,,,raucous??? but just scratching the surface. Breakfast is awaiting..with Colm.

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  15. Well you might like to listen to Emer's Dream which I have put at bottom of the blog especially for you :)

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  16. A healthy breakfast and lovely music. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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    1. You are very welcome Linda, I am glad that you enjoyed and thank you for the comment.

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