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About Lisa

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver

Hi there, I’m Lisa and I’m an Irish poet. I just moved from Dublin to Manchester because I fell in love. Please bear with my as I figure out what to do with my blog. It’s a few year’s old now and my life has changed a lot since I began to write. See you soon!





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  1. mahonco / Mar 27 2013 2:19 am

    My only input (RE: chocolate milk) is that I used to think that black burnt sausages which my mam had a consistent ability to create, came from black pigs. Unfortunately it didn’t help that i ran every theory i had passed her at that age. So I believed that for about 5 years.

    There it is, hope it goes well!

    • ldejong4 / Mar 27 2013 12:11 pm

      Hilarious! Thanks for sharing

  2. Maeve / Apr 8 2013 7:23 am

    Best of luck with the new blog Lisa 🙂 Maeve

  3. jotsfromasmallapt / Apr 18 2013 12:48 am

    Hello Hello Lisa….from the other side of the world!!
    Thank you for the follow…..and here’s one for you!!

  4. pishnguyen / Apr 19 2013 12:01 am

    Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for deciding to follow it. I appreciate it very much, and am looking forward to getting to know your blog better, too. 🙂

  5. Entertaining and honest and great to read. You’re eclectic, and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  6. Spiritbath / Jan 15 2014 11:07 pm

    Lisa! We awarded you a nomination for the Sunshine Award!!! Congratulations!! Keep up the great work and thank you for all of your love!

    Check here:


  7. Frank Mewes / Feb 1 2014 6:52 pm

    Hahaha, das braune Kühe Kakao geben habe ich auch als Kind gehört…aber nie geglaubt! Hello from a German who lives now in French Canada! Best wishes and keep it up, Lisa!

    • ldejong4 / Feb 25 2014 3:12 pm

      Vielen Dank!! Hope you drop by again. Enjoy Canada. Such a good country.

      • dontknowist / Feb 25 2014 10:18 pm

        Hi Lisa,
        you’ll be the last I’ll be replying to as I’ve emptied my blog and will lay it on ice till further notice if not for good. I realized that I didn’t appreciate blogging so much after all.
        Be well, Lisa!

  8. Shane / May 11 2015 7:52 am

    Delighted to have found your blog, Lisa.

    As someone who has also left corporate Ireland behind in an attempt to do things differently, I’ll be following earnestly.


    • ldejong4 / May 11 2015 7:58 am

      Shane! Thanks so much 🙂 I’ve seen your blog before. It’s wonderful – filled with passion for Irish writing at all levels. You do us proud. Stay in touch. Lisa

      • Shane / May 11 2015 8:48 am

        You’re too kind, Lisa. Thank you so much.


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