Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wilde's Fairy Tales

Photo taken this week on Cliff Walk, Ardmore, Co Waterford.


My apologies for being absent from this blog for so long.    There is a ton of excuses but they are all outdated.    I try and visit my favourite blogs and still love reading blogs and I think of the beautiful stories and life events that my blogging friends have written about over the years.

I have been enthralled by a five part radio programme on RTE (Radio Telefis Eireann) Lyric FM.  Oscar Wilde penned five fairy tales. Each week one of  Wilde's fairy stories was read and scholars from Trinity College Dublin and Oscar Wilde's grandson spoke/reviewed  the fairy tales.    Should you wish to listen, they are available on Podcast, free of charge.  www.wildestories.ie.  Tip: When you click on e.g. Episode One  Click on the Link that says "Listen to Wilde Stories' Episode in full"

I have a hard time picking a favourite and I cried when I listened to "The Nightinggale and The Rose"

Please tell me your favourite story.




21 comments:

  1. Hi Helen,

    So lovely to see a post from you! No need to apologize for living life! I, too, had been absent from Poppy View for 2 months; it was a busy summer.

    The Oscar Wilde stories sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing your discovery!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Poppy xx

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    1. Hello Poppy,
      I hope you had a fun summer as well as a busy summer.

      I thoroughly enjoyed the Oscar Wilde series and got on a roll of reading Oscar's other books.

      Hope you have a glorious weekend.

      Helen xx

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  2. Oh Helen, like Poppy said above, one must put the blog writing into perspective. I recall reading somewhere when I first began blogging that to be 'successful' one needed to post three times a week. So I did that. Then I dropped to twice a week and now I am lucky if I post once a week. The friendships I've developed and the things I've learned about people and places far outweigh those stats and other things that are supposed to be important. All that said, I am delighted to see a post come through on my reading list today. Welcome back! Hugs, Jackie

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    1. Hello Jackie,

      You have been consistent in posting to your blog and like you I treasure the friendships formed here. Infinitely better than pen friends as we have the added advantage of digital photography.
      Hope life is wonderful at the Stone Cottage.
      Have a great weekend
      Helen

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  3. Oh how lovely to see a post from you Helen, and happy to hear you are living life to the full. Thank you for taking me back to our trip to Ireland last year, where I also stood in a ruined arch for a pic :) I remember loving the Nightingale, and of course, was thrilled to find the Oscar Wilde memorial in the vicinity of our Dublin hotel. Take care xx

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    1. Hello Patricia,
      The Nightingale is a beautiful story too. I have trouble picking favourites. So happy to hear your trip to Ireland was enjoyable.Wishing you a great weekend.
      Helen xx

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  4. Hi Helen and lovely to 'see' you !! I love your wellies !!!!
    Will have to listen to the Oscar Wilde stories ... carry on having fun .... far nicer than blogging !!!! haha !! XXXX

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    1. Hello Jacqueline, How nice to see you here. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. I see there is a blanket of snow in London.
      Helen xx

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  5. Dear Helen - how lovely to see you back in this space.
    When I have finished reading my current book, I shall defintely click on the link and "Listen to the Wilde Stories'.
    Take care Helen♡

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    1. Dear Rosemary,
      What are your reading. Is it interesting? My book club, on my recommendation, are reading The Picture of Dorian Grey. A marvellous story that has stood the test of time. Wishing you and/or family the joys of the season,
      Helen xx

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  6. Welcome back! Great photo, you look very happy. It is good to see you posting any time.
    Thank you for the wildstories pod cast recommend.

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    1. Dear Malwyn,
      Lovely to see you here. Thank your for your kind compliment. Life is good and, like everyone, just a tad too hectic right now.
      Fond wishes for a very Happy Christmas to you and your family
      Helen xx

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  7. Hi Helen - great to see a post from you ... and to learn about Oscar Wilde's fairy stories ... I'll remember this and at some stage get to read them ... I hadn't realised he'd written fairy stories too - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hello Hilary,
      As mentioned Hilary I thoroughly enjoyed the Wilde fairy stories. I was transported to a five year old child once again. I had heard version of these stories told me by an Uncle, who could make our hair stand on end with his tall tales. All wonderful. Hope you have a very Happy Christmas. Helen xx

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  8. I'm very happy to hear from you too! And I know I would enjoy listening to them. I'm going to see if I can find them. Thank you! Happy Fall! (it's nice and cool here in Florida this week...so nice!) Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane,
      I hope you are keeping well. Now I am in Florida and loving the beautiful cooler temperatures. I am planning on catching up with my blogging friends over the holidays. Fondest wishes.
      Helen xx

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  9. Welcome back, Helen! I'm slowly returning to my blog, as well. And I look forward to listening to these. Thank you for sharing.
    xoxo
    L

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    1. Dear Loi,
      Thank you for your welcome. Where does the time go to. I realize you have also been busy moving houses, both homes and also running your store. Where do you get your energy>

      Fondest wishes to you and yours for the Christmas season

      Helen xx

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  10. Long time since I have read them myself but as a child I liked the Selfish Giant!

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    1. Hello Jenny,

      The Selfish Giant is one of my favourites too. Hope life is great with you.

      Helen xx

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  11. Hi Helen - I wonder if I can get those Oscar Wilde tales here in Canada .. probably - I'll have to investigate - good to see you around again - thanks for the blog connection ... cheers Hilary

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