Ulster Bread and Lessons learned

In preparation for the Bloggy Carnival here, next week (have I mentioned it already?!!) I bought some traditional ulster bread to photograph.

I needed to take my pics today while it was still intact, as it was in great danger of being gobbled up and there would only have been some crumbs left.

If you are NOT from Northern Ireland, can you identify the three types of bread? Let me know.

It’s that time again “What I Learned This Week“.

A mixed bunch of lessons learned

1. Never work with children, animals and data projectors. I survived the talk I was panicking about last week, despite the technical glitches, and the feedback from the audience was positive.

2. I learned that introducing by husband to facebook may not have been the best idea – last night we had a conversation through facebook while both working on our laptops. Who said romance is dead!

3.At our church house group last Wednesday I was really encouraged when a friend spoke of something I shared on our church weekend 3 years ago about my experiences of Post Natal Depression (Post Partum Depression). She said that since I shared my story, that it helped remove some of the taboo and made it easier for others to talk more openly about their experiences. It was lovely to hear how something which apparently is only a negative experience can be used to help others who know the same dark place of depression.

4. I have learned how we have begun to take peace in our country for granted, as in the past few days the shadow of terrorism has again visited. My kids know nothing but peace, and I don’t want them to grow up thinking this is just the way things have to be. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the soldiers and policeman who now mourn. There has been widespread condemnation across all sides of the community and a determination to unite against this, and not slide back to the “old days”. Please continue to pray for peace for our country.

Be sure to visit JoLynn for more lessons learned this week.
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21 thoughts on “Ulster Bread and Lessons learned”

  1. I know, I KNOW what breads they are (but not allowed to answer). They are lovely. I would buy some and they would last (just about) a day. You are such an encourager. PL might say in a bad way when it comes to getting me into digital scrapbooking!!!

  2. Sorry but I have “no” idea what types of bread they are:(

    We, as a country, definitely take our peace, freedom and security for granted. If we’re (adults) are not careful…fear could easily creep in just thinking about might lay ahead of us.

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. Hi JM!

    I’ll be dying to find out what types of bread these are – I know nothing of your type of breads. Bet its all gobbled up now though.

    Thanks for sharing about your testimony and how it touched the life of your friend. This has happened to me (and despite me) more times than I can say. Its a good reminder that how we live our lives is a ministry – we have the power to influence and as Christians what we say and do bears weight to those who are seeking, hurting, needing. I’m truly moved by your story.

    RE: the peace… we’ve been watching on the news and I can completely understand your fears. When I saw where the violence was – why, I realized its in your country and so I will be lifting you in prayer. In fact, I’ve begun a women’s online meeting with my church women so we will lift this need for you.

    Thank you so much for another wonderful post.

    ~ Love, Barb

  4. My husband refuses to get on FB so his friends “friend” me. That’s too funny about your conversation.

    I’m sorry to read about the terrorism. How unfortunate and I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. I’m going to take a guess on the bread, but please don’t laugh too hard if I’m way off, OK? πŸ™‚ I think the ones in the middle might be potato farls; the ones in the back possibly wheaton bread, and the front, well that looks like plain bread – I don’t know!?! I thought I might send the pic to my friend from NI and let him tell me for sure, but then I reconsidered and thought you might need a good laugh today! πŸ˜‰
    I’m also glad you were able to be an encouragement to others talking about your experience with post partum depression. I suffered with that after both of my kids and I have yet to find another friend, whom I could talk openly about it with, since “they never had any problems with it.” Some days it made me wonder if they were trying to hide it, or if there was something especially wrong with me, since I seemed to be “the only one” who it hit so hard…
    PS- happy to see you on facebook! πŸ™‚

  6. LOL at your and your DH IM’ing back and forth in the same room! Great job for sharing about an intimate subject with your church!

  7. I won’t answer either. I think everyone is completely disgusted about what happened in Antrim and Portadown. My thoughts are with their families and I just hope the people responsible are found and locked away in a dark place for a very long time. People that callous just don’t deserve the light of day.

  8. I have no idea about the breads πŸ™‚ I “chat” with my DD all the time while in the same house… too funny that you and your hubby are doing that πŸ™‚

  9. Even though my great-grandfather was from Northern Ireland, I have no idea what the types of bread are. I love any bread, though!

    As a fellow survivor of postpartum depression, I think we should look for opportunities to let others know about the condition so they can be aware of warning signs, and (if they are suffering from it) not feel so alone. Good for you!

  10. Not enough Irish in my family to help with the bread question! lol I had to laugh as my dh and I have also had the dreaded IM talks while in the same house hehe

  11. MiniBullyMom aka Laura B.

    I’m going to have to guess that at least one of them is Irish Soda Bread!!! But I could be way off base.

  12. we’ve just jumped on the Facebook bandwagon around here. My husband has really enjoyed connecting with old classmates, since we live 7 hours from where he grew up.

  13. bentonflocke

    no special idea for the 3 kinds of bread – but they look all yummy – I love bread! I havenΒ΄t got still a breakfast!

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