Monday, February 28, 2011


Ahh yes...Spring is definitely in the air! We had lovely bright, fresh (that's cold in Ireland!) weather this weekend. Spent the morning in town with B wandering around Grafton Street, having coffee, checking out the buskers and buying flowers...all so wonderful when the sun is shining!

Feeling all gleeful and Spring-ish, I ended up making a few unplanned purchases too! Some bright and cheerful cashmere knits (from M&S believe it or not!!)- mint, bright pink, turquoise and navy (three cardis and a sweater) and then two gorgeous (well I think so!) tunic-y type tops (which will look really nice with skinny jeans or leggings)and a dress from Cos. Am so happy that it has opened up in Ireland. Each time I travelled to Brussels last year I made time to visit the store on Avenue Louise and got lots of nice bits and bobs. It's very reasonbale thank goodness!

Home then where I did some baking and a bit of housekeeping and went for a walk with the woofers. A couple of friends dropped by, one on his brand new Harley Davidson...(we think he's having a mid-life crisis!). We then settled in for the evening with a few of beers...all very pleasant!

The loot....

Again, I see these don't look so great on the hanger and my camera is screwed so the colours aren't quite right either...ho, hum...never mind! They kinda look huge too..they're not ;)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More bunting...

So, I made some more bunting last night...this time for my friend Sarah's little boy's bedroom which is being redecorated right now. Also, a slightly better shot of my Valentine's bunting...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Orla Kiely purchases...

Loving my new Orla laptop bag...the best..loads of room, lots of pockets and a handy shoulder strap...

Also, I graduated on Friday last...hurrah! I am now a Master! It was a lovely morning and after all the photos and schmoozing myself and B headed off to Dillingers in Ranelage for lunch...we arrived quite late so there weren't many there but it was lovely and I really like the design/decor...I had a whipped goats cheese and beet salad for starters followed by the most delicious nachos...I was so stuffed, B had to roll me home!!

But...what did I wear? Remember this post? Well my wonderfully lovely parents bought me that dress for a Christmas and Graduation present!! (I was supposed to Graduate in November but the snow put the kybosh on that).

I totally love it...I took the pictures below but it's very hard to show how nice it is...doesn't look so fab on the hanger! (You can see a picture of the model wearing the dress in the link above...clearly, I looked much better wearing it!?!?) This was the fourth outing since's very versatile!

That's all for now...have a lovely week :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Looking forward... Spring and warmer weather and brighter days...just tired of winter! I've had these images for yonks and they make me feel happy :) so bright and fresh...have no idea where I nabbed them from so if you happen to know, do tell so that I can link them.

Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Monday, February 14, 2011


Bunting and Bun making! I finally used the felt I had bought on Etsy well over a year ago and made some bunting...heart shaped of course! I also baked some cupcakes...only iced a few tho! We celebrated Valentine's day on Saturday...we didn't go out, but ordered in Pizza and followed it with champagne and cupcakes!! The photos below are sooo bad but the light is particularly crappy at the moment and they were taken in the evening..but you get the drift!

And boss gave me a bottle of really nice champagne for us to celebrate with this totally sweet..I was quite overcome :) Hope you had a lovely day!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Freshly Groomed Princess...

My husband sent me this photo of a fresly groomed Sadie via his iPhone...too cute!