Monday, August 31, 2009

The weekend...

Had a nice weekend and hope you did too. We got up early on Saturday and drove up to Belfast …we had made an appointment at the “Genius Bar” at the Apple store (still none in Dublin) for 12:40 and we arrived at 10:00 so had a little time to enjoy coffee and muffins and do a little shopping!! Was really surprised and delighted to find a Comptoir des Cotonniers concession in Victoria Square – I first came across this store in the south of France and bought a bunch of stuff. Of course, I was a lot more flush with cash back then and so, it was with great trepidation at my potential spend that I approached the counter to make my purchases…however, I have been putting a little aside for winter gear and that is what I used…I bought a gorgeous parka (granite colour - doesn't really show up well in my crappy photos!)…really cosy and snuggly, and a dress..I also bought a dress in the sale in Jigsaw..bargain! The lighter coloured dress is the one from Jigsaw. We then spent an hour sorting out all our Mac issues (it’s so great having this free service available!) and followed that up with a yummilicious Pizza at Pizza Express…my all time favourite pizza place..I had the Fiorentina…my mouth is watering thinking about it!






I forgot to bring my camera so no snaps of some of the beautiful old buildings in Belfast – sorry…next time! On Sunday, we lazed around watching TV and reading the newspapers - it turned into a bit of a “period drama” day, with “Sense and Sensibility” in the afternoon, “Becoming Jane” (the life of Jane Austen) last night and I recorded Wuthering Heights too. That was it and now it’s back to work on a miserable Monday..poo!!

Oh...and, we bought a Fret Saw along with some lovely walnut and birch woods…am planning a little project …will let you know more about that later.

8 comments:

Gigi said...

What a great weekend you had! Love the treasures you found, and am envious that you had a Fiorentina--my favorite at Pizza Express!

I really love those days when you get swallowed up by a period drama or two. Have you watched Lost in Austen, by the way? So much fun!

xo

Casie said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Nice purchases! Would have loved to have seen photos of Belfast. Maybe next time?!

Can't wait to see what you have in mind for the project.

Have a great week, even if it is at work...

bethany said...

Goodness, that charcoal grey dress is fantastic! Also, can I just mention how jealous I am that you live in Ireland? Maybe that sounds silly...but I've always wanted to escape to Ireland for a few weeks. Someday :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I'm looking forward to browsing through your posts! :)

Tracy said...

What a great weekend... and lovely clothes! And your period drama Sunday is a great way to enjoy last day of a weekend. I can't wait to see that new Wuthering Heights too! Happy week, Martina :o) ((HUGS))

It followed me home said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! Look forward to seeing photos of your new project. :)

Catherine said...

Hi Martina, gorgeous new clothes! Such lovely soft colours. Oh period drama day how good, I saw the young Victoria last night it was great, well prince Albert was pretty appealing! I'm such a sucker for period dramas. I hope you are having a better day today : )
Catherine xx

Elise said...

Good morning - I just had to stop by and leave you a note because you have the most wonderfully fabulous blog. I've loved reading your interesting posts, all very creative and great pictures too. What could be more perfect ? Thanks for sharing them all and best wishes...

Jac said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend Martina. I love your clothing bargains, especially your lovely dresses.

I am especially intrigued about the fret saw and wood and am looking forward to hearing about your project! :)