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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pretty Books

I haven't read any books in ages. Part of the reason is that there is such a wealth of information available online coupled with beautiful images. As a result, it is difficult to engross yourself in a book with what seems like endless pages of text... There are just too many distractions. For example I think to myself, Oh I must look up how to make the perfect flower arrangement... so online I go... click, click and next thing I  know  I'm on Pinterest.  This leads to other websites, blogs, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc, etc.  It just keeps going on and on until I can't remember what I was actually going online for in the first place. You know what I mean... Has it happened to you too? And then I never get round to that book that is sitting on my bedside table for over two weeks just gathering dust.

Don't get me wrong, I still think that reading books is important for developing our concentration skills, understanding, imagination, memory and creativity. I feel that this is something younger generations may be missing out on. The sense of discovery in a new book is great and the sense of satisfaction and completion when you reach those last pages.

I have so many books, I have a small library room upstairs in my house and I only have my favourite books downstairs. Lately I am drawn to books with lots of beautiful illustrations and photographs. One of which is this fabulous book Homespun Style by Selina Lake which takes pride of place on my dresser. It's an interior design book which couples both my love of books and interior design...  Have a look at the beautiful photograph and if you would like to find out visit here.




Thursday, April 28, 2016

Some Sunsets from Ireland

Hello everyone, sorry it has been awhile. Time seems to be running away with me. Here are a few fabulous Spring sunsets from April. It is almost May now and fingers crossed for some warm sunny weather ahead. I have been a bad blogger lately...... are you following me on Instagram? If not, do pop over and say hi.... 



Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring at Home...

Spring is here and it is time to brighten up my home with lots of spring inspired accessories-bright colours and cheerful patterns. While browsing online I noticed these pretty home wares from Marks & Spencer. I adore the floral details, cute rabbits and birds. I hope to go shopping soon as I want to pick up a new throw for the sofa and a few other cheerful pieces to splash a bit of colour into my home... Do you change your accessories with the seasons too?

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Some Sheep Spotting in Rural Ireland...

As you are aware I live on a farm and my husband is a farmer. We have no sheep on our farm so whenever I'm out and about I love looking at sheep and lambs in the fields. There are very few farms in our area with sheep. When I see them, I always want to take photographs of them but rarely have time or don't have my camera with me when I see them. Here are a few photographs I took of a visit to North County Leitrim. They were wandering the roads and mountains...





Monday, March 28, 2016

A Long Weekend for Easter...

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had an extra long weekend for Easter with a bank holiday today. I also took Thursday off work so really enjoyed the time off. I spent time with family and pottering about. Had a look around the shops and done some housework. What did you get up to? Hope you didn't overindulge on the Easter eats....
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