Sorry I haven't blogged as frequently lately, I have been struck down with some type of computer virus but I think it is sorted now- fingers crossed! Since I was last blogging I took a day off work and had some retail therapy. I bought a few bits and bobs. See below, from top left, Woodland Friends Fabric which my aunt is going to use to make a roman blind for my spare room along with two cushions for the bed. Next up a nice pair of wedges from New Look which are quite trendy. I didn't want sandal wedges as I can wear these even when it is raining! Some limited edition nail polish from M&S, to be honest this isn't great nail polish and I wouldn't recommend it as it smudges when going on and finally I bought two new pairs of ultra soft super skinny jeans from Primark or in Ireland otherwise known as Penny's. We are also trying to sort out our garden these days and are having problems with rabbits eating our Holly plants which we set as a hedge. They are eating all the leaves apart from the ones at the very top, so it will take forever to thicken out. We are spotting hares every day in the field behind our home. I'm off now to feed the wee calves. Chat soon and remember some retail therapy is always good :)
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Oh at last the sun is shining here in Ireland, it is great and lifts everyone's spirits. Last weekend I visited Derry City. I had never visited before and hope to go back again soon on a longer visit. Here are few images. I also took a nice photograph of the Atlantic Ocean in County Donegal. Hope you have nice weather where ever you are!
Monday, May 27, 2013
Summer came to Ireland today. Myself and my husband headed off to Dublin to the meet his relations. We visited Africa Day marking the 50th anniversary of Africa Day and African unity in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. There was hundreds of people there but as you may already know I don't like people in my photographs so I took lots of photographs when it was quieter before lunch. We wandered around Farmleigh House and Gardens in the Phoenix Park where the event was taking place. For those of you that are not aware of Farmleigh, Farmleigh is an estate of 78 acres situated to the north-west of Dublin's Phoenix Park. It was purchased from the Guinness family by the Irish Government in 1999. The house has been carefully refurbished by the Office of Public Works as the premier accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for high level Government meetings, and for public enjoyment. The house is closed currently due to official Government and State business associated with the EU Presidency.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Here are a few interior photographs of the Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate, I love the blue and cream wallpaper in the entrance area. The boot room is lovely too, however it wouldn't suit a real country home as the wellies are generally either mucky or wet from being washed so placing them on a lovely shelving area wouldn't be great. Have a look at the other images too.