Thursday, September 02, 2010

Returning to Blogland...

It's been such a long time since my last post!! I decided I would take a break after I had submitted the old thesis and that break just kept going and going!! I have had such a busy summer - weather was a bit hit and miss but miles better than the previous few years so we're all generally happy over this side of the world!

Really looking forward to hols on 18th September...we are off to Connemara again for 2 weeks with Les Woofs...cannot wait and I can just feel it in my bones that the weather will be good!!

Work has been great - have been doing lots of trips away, mostly to Brussels (I am project managing the fit-out of a new office's only a small space but I am loving choosing furniture (Eames tables and chairs and the like!) and looking at branding etc. but also London and just came back from a few days at Gleneagles! OMG..this place is absolutely STUNNING!!! We arrived on Monday evening, checked into our rooms...I scored a suite...I was all agape when I saw it...took some snaps on my i-phone - not the best quality sorry! We had a meeting all day Tuesday and then dinner and then Wednesday was free to wander around the grounds.

I am definitely going back here with my husband (we get a great staff discount, otherwise forget it...way expensive!!).

Have lots of things I want to post purchases (oolala..have been doing some shopping for a/w clothes...lost some weight so I deserve some treats, right?!). Also, lots of lovely new books and all that jazz.

Am looking forward to catching up with everybody's blogs and seeing what people have been up to. I have been checking in from time to time but very irregularly :)

I realise now, looking at these photos that they give no real sense of the place. Pictures show my bedroom, living room and bathroom...which had a roll top bath and the living room had a fireplace. I looked out over the grounds, on to the golf course and then on to the glens and hills really is something special!


bethany said...

Hey you! :)

I was just in Ireland two weeks ago and thinking of your blog, wondering if you were going to return to blogland!

Lovely photos of your room. Can we talk about the bathroom floor tile? Hello, beautiful!!

Welcome back and I'm so happy to see you posting again. Can't wait to read more! :)

Casie said...

Welcome back!
So nice to see you around these parts again. Congrats on the thesis, the weight loss and taking time out to enjoy your Summer.

Those grounds look absolutely stunning. Particularly those flower beds.

Jac said...

Haha!! Welcome back to blogland!! So you were as good as your word about returning! I meant to look last night to see if you had posted but didn't get a chance! So it does look as though you've been busy!
Your trips to Brussels sound cool, so nice to get to choose such lovely furniture - ooh! Also your trip to Gleneagles looks great. Nice that you managed to score a suite... it looks huge!
Anyway... nice to see you back!! :)

Catherine said...

So lovely to have you back here Martina! I think after writing a thesis a little time away from a computer is definitely required! Such a big achievement, and it sounds like your new job is really great too and definitely a few perks : )
I hope you get some great summer weather for your next holiday!

stephanie said...

So, so, so happy you're back! I had really been missing your posts. Can't wait to see what you're up to.

Christina said...

hello my friend! your words and presence make me smile.
: )