Thursday, 31 January 2013

First days at the Room

The StillRoom opened.
Gillian and I had our first tea, one peppermint and one vanilla tea, on Monday evening during the first Library night of the Room and yesterday Sandra gave her first yoga class.
The Room is almost fully finished, I still want to add few details, but I believe that its feeling is already quite right: it feels warm and relaxing and I believe that the first person that came last night for yoga was quite lucky to have a one to one yoga class. I take this opportunity to thank her for being the first person to attend one of our classes. I hope there will be soon more people who will join us soon.
For the Library night, I’m thinking to start a book club and a writing club every second Monday and maybe if there is any interest starting some foreign language conversation.
For the book club, I’m thinking that it would be nice to choose to read books from authors around the world, a bit like a fictional journey “around the world in 80 books”, even though maybe to make it more manageable, our target could be maybe 10 books. This journey could start from East, maybe from big Russia then proceed to some northern European writer and continue to German speaking countries stopping in the Mediterranean area for a bit of sun, going to France and then across then the sea and the Ocean to land in the English speaking land. Then we could move down to the colourful and magic land of Latin America and again across  another Ocean to stop for a visit in the far east, to finally heading back towards what now is west, and, passing through India and the Middle East, end our travel in the hard and soulful African continent.
If anybody wants to suggest book from the different countries/language please send us your list, already choosing the books will be fun and exciting.
For the writing club, it would be nice to share short stories and fairy tales for our little ones, but this is just a brainstorming, so every new idea is welcome.

Friday, 18 January 2013

End of January - February Newsletter

The StillRoom opens to the public at the end of January 2013 at Unit 2 Lambay House, Donabate
— behind Keelings pub.

To start, we will be open 3 nights per week:

- hatha yoga class starting Wednesday 30th January.  Room open from 8.00 to 10.00 pm.   Class starts at 8.15pm.  Call Sandra on 087 259 40 73 to book your space.

- meditation class on Friday nights from the 1st of February 2013, from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.       Cost €8 & your first session is free!  Call Gillian  on 085 129 5707 to book your space.

- library nights on Monday nights, the library and the second-hand bookshop will be open to the public every Monday night from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you wish to see the place, to discuss new ideas or projects to start an activity group or club please just call in or contact Maria.

Complimentary coffee and tea available.

For more information about this project and updates please visit our  blog:

If you have difficulties in finding us you can use the link below to see where we are:
Map to the StillRoom - unit 2 Lambay House Donabate

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Our books

The selection of books is not very big, but we hope to expand it soon. Our books are mostly bought from Charity shops around Dublin, in this way we also help the community. We dream to have all walls of our Room full of books one day.

Here you can find the list of the books available at our second-hand bookshop, you can read this books in the Room during the opening hours of our library:
Book for sale - catalogue

Here you can find teh list of the books available for loan from our library, if you choose you can read this books in the Room during the opening hours of our library or you can bring them home:
Library - Online catalogue

If you wish to join our library you will just need to become a member, details of the membership will be detailed in a new post to come.

With your membership you will help us to eventually extend the time the Room is open to public and to continue to expand the selection of books available for sale and for consultation at our Library.

Monday, 14 January 2013

We have The Room

We now have the Room that will be soon “The StillRoom”.
Last Monday, we got the key, we haven’t had much time to do all we wish to transform an otherwise ordinary office into “Our Room”.
We have been imagining this space for long time, now we can make it a reality, and we believe that the reality will be so much better than what we pictured in our mind.
We will fill the now empty walls with shelves of books and beautiful pictures of nature and words of wisdom from people we admire and from books we love,
we will leave crystals and quartz stones around to help creating a harmonic atmosphere,
we will have subtle room fragrances to calm the mind with their scent,
we will have a small water fountain which, with its continuous graceful flowing sound, will soothe the senses.
We wish to make this a place, that, people can feel different, free from pressures, fears and stress of our daily life, that, they can consider as a “breathing place”.
We feel a bit of natural uncertainty and fear, but we are also excited, and, the faith, we have in this project, keeps us focus of one important aspect of this idea: this is a project without a deadline, we wish to let things evolve naturally at the right pace, we want to believe that the people that might need us or  share this idea will find us when the time is right for them and for us; there is no rush, there are no places where we need to be or go, or things we need to do when we are here in “the StillRoom”.
The Room is the Unit 2 Lambay House, Donabate, County Dublin. There is no telephone there or internet connection, you will be asked to switch off your mobile phone, tablets or whatever electronic devices you carry with you, the Room is a place to be, without thought for the outside world.