This Is Where The Magic Happens

Lough Talt, Co. Sligo

This is where the magic happens. Thought I’d pop this one into the blog as it’s a shot I’ve taken to rather quickly (and currently resides on my desktop as a wallpaper), one snapped over the Christmas period.

This is where the magic happens. Not the work life, not the music life, not the theatre life, but the unwinding part of life. Get in the kayak, hit the lake, top to bottom. Bliss.

In Collateral, Jamie Foxx would take a breather on the job by looking at the photo of the island he kept on his visor in the taxi. Me, I keep a picture of a lake on the desktop. It’s rare I get to see it during the day with all the windows and tabs open, but when I do I’m reminded that there are simpler things in life and that there are places you can go to get away from it all.

So when I’m tweeting about hitting the road to Sligo or sitting amongst mountains, this is where I’m hiding out. I think the next time I’m up is the weekend before the Blog Awards but you can be sure that if I’m up, I’ll be hitting the water.


  1. Darragh January 16, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Nice shot Ken! So the blogger surfing weekend is when exactly, now that we know the where?

  2. Ken McGuire January 16, 2009 at 11:01 am

    That’s just the lake – could get as far as Enniscrone (Sligo) or Lahinch (Clare) and organise a blogger surfup?

    Stranger things have happened!

  3. Phil January 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    looks beautiful – i want to go there.

  4. Ken McGuire January 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    @Phil It’s a great place alright. Ross has a few pics from one of the last times he was up there, great place to get out and stroll or drive with the camera.

  5. Darren January 19, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I do something similar. I have a very blank desktop with only two icons on it. When I’m feeling stressed, I click the ‘display desktop’ button and calm is restored. I know it’s sad, but the simple, basis organised desktop clears my mind.

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