Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Lisa Stickley for Debenhams...cute and lots more here.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Hello! Bit of a hiatus in posting as a result of a very busy weekend and most of this week in Brussels with work.

We went to see Supertramp at the O2...bit before my time but I still recognised some of the songs and I have to admit they really are great musicians...still! They must be in their 60s by now but if I have the energy they have when I am that age, I'll be happy!

I mentioned previously that we were looking at the possibility of getting a Vespa for going to and from work, trips into town, to concerts, matches etc...well a friend of ours is also looking at getting one so after the Leinster v Racing Metro Heineken Cup game that we went to last Saturday (we won yayyyy!), we headed out to Bikeworld. This is the one we have our eye on...it's so cute! B reckons that it won't attract so much attention (from thieving types!) as the cream coloured one! Just taking some time to think about it...very hard to make a decision on an outlay quite that big! We'll see and I'll keep you posted!

On a completely different note...I love this Orla Kiely dress...it's navy wool flannel with a silk collar...I love the simplicity of the shape, the way it falls at the back and the neckline...what do you think?

Looking forward to a nice quite weekend - no big plans which is just what we need in our house! Have a good one :)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Well, as I mentioned earlier, I don't have a lot of nice scenic shots of Galway as we spent most of our time there eating and drinking...hooray!! We had not been in Galway in about 7 years but we had a favourite restaurant which we found again (it had moved and gotten a lot bigger and even more gorgeous than it was previously) and ended up eating there for lunch and dinner on the Sunday - I love this cafe/restaurant..everything about it! It's in a gorgeous old building on the quay...edged right up to the water and right beside the Spanish Arch. It's run by a girl of about 35 who calls everyone, "pet", "darling" or "gorgeous"! She is a great supporter of the arts from what I can tell and there are always artistic "events" of some kind to be found in this little gem. The decor is perfection...it's divided up into little rooms and snugs with lovely old and battered tables and chairs, Cath Kidston oil cloths, napkins etc. It's not at all cheesy, just quirky, cosy and comfy..I would happily sit there all day from lunch through to dinner...really nice buzz too! Here are some photos I took on my iPhone..not the best quality but you get the drift :)

And the food...for lunch I had the homemade lemony houmous on homemade sourdough bread with a green leaves, quinoa, grated carrot and grated beetroot salad...I can't tell you how delicious this was...I am salivating just thinking about it now!!

This was the table we sat at for dinner...I had the most gorgeous mezze starter...olives, houmous, chickpeas, greens, beetroot houmous..yummy!

We also spent a fair bit of time in this pub...the Front Door...it's just my favourite type of pub...no nonsense...the real thing, a proper, old and traditional pub..

Our 2 nights in Galway were great...although we go to Connemara all the time (as you will know if you read this blog much at all!) we had not been to Galway city for such a long time...I loved it and highly recommend the Front Door and Ard Bia for your next visit!

Oh...and a little purchase to share! I bought this Orla Kiely iPhone cover whilst in Galway...the bag, well I purchased that about a month ago...love them both! Also, purchased some Onion Marmalade and some Chutney...both homemade at Ard Bia.

Back home now to reality but feeling rested and revived :) Have a lovely week!