Ok so Ireland has finally been having a glorious summer, Miracle, its been soooooo hot and we pale Irish folk are in no way use to 25oc of heat, we are all melting (swipes brow). So these clever lads come up with this genius idea to keep cool.






Very True


Considering painting the front door, its a half door but can’t make up my mind between this


Black & blue, I have blue window frames like this colour, or this ?????


HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ohhhhhh yes, its summertime in Ireland and its a miracle the sun is out, which is very rare.So I am going to nip down to Ikea to purchase these lazy chairs,€25 each, Happy days.


                    Perfect for the way I feel today, soooooooooo lazy.


Hi everyone

There has been a deliberate attempt to confuse voters in the hope that in tomorrow’s referendum they will vote ‘no’ out of fear.  Yes for Children, of which Campaign for Children is a part, want to set the record straight.

What this amendment IS ACTUALLY about:

  1. It’s about child protection:

1,500 confirmed cases of child abuse in 2011

For the first time, the Constitution will take a child-centred approach to child protection. It will put an onus on the State to better support families.

  1. It’s about adoption and giving children a second chance of a loving family:

Up to 2,000 children living in long-term State care would finally be eligible for adoption

This is in cases where the child cannot successfully return to their birth family.

  1. It’s about listening to children and better addressing their needs in court decisions:

65% of children are not asked their opinion in court decisions affecting them

For the first time, judges will be mandated to listen to the views of children when making their decision in court cases relating to adoption, access, custody, guardianship or child protection.


What this amendment is NOT about:

It is not about forced adoption; it is not about forced vaccinations; it is not a State-versus-family debate; and it is certainly not about the State snatching children from their loving homes.

In Ireland, over one million people are under the age of 18 years. We need to be their voice tomorrow and allow them to have a voice in our Constitution.


Vote YES tomorrow, it will make a difference.


I recently purchased this unusual piece of furniture. I know, I know it looks like a door to somewhere but I am going to use it as a food larder, jazz it up with wallpaper background and shelving, splash of paint and cinderella it.

Only thing is I CAN’T MAKE UP ME MIND, I have too many ideas in my head.

I got this food larder to be in Crystal’s Antiques, Carlingford, Co Louth, highly recommend a visit its full of treasures

I got inspired by this little fella and his colourful ways.

No before you ask he is not mine, it’s just a picture I came across, I am really liking the blue and yellow combo. I was thinking of this lush wallpaper inside the larder and painting the larder exterior yellow, bit retro like.

My picture doesn’t do the wallpaper justice but I think you get the idea .Blue and yellow can by so fresh together.

I also came across this lovely wallpaper, bit countryish/orientally (grammar was never my strongest point, especially in school. I can just hear Mrs Clancy with her very posh accent shouting “Dear Gillian, what kind of language do you speak, it is unheard of, ridiculous tututututut”) Anyways, have a look.

I thought for this wallpaper (it is a lot brighter in real life) painting the exterior cream so that the wallpaper almost pops out of the larder. These are just two of my ideas I do have another EIGHT, for God sake, any opinions are very welcome before brain explodes, countdown 10, 9, 8 ……….

There is nothing like making something yourself from start to finish like crafts, I am such a big kid when it come to designing, making, sticking, picking, licking crafts. Came across this great blog The Purl Bee great ideas for homemade crafts, great for pressies for friends, loving this material picture idea, brilliant.

Yep, have no idea why but I have knitting fever, even knitted dog a hat, mind you the only time I get it on him is when he is asleep, spoil sport.

Have you ever looked at something from afar and it was one thing but as you got closer, it became something completely different?

Amazing, this beautiful panel wallpaper designed by Young & Battaglia. The paneling wallpaper has a vintage look the wallpaper creates an eye-catching feature which is timeless (ahem bit like myself).

Yes it is wallpaper “Genius” trick of the eye, Chesterfield upholstery detail.

With this Bookshelf wallpaper you can re-invent your home and turn a plain-looking wall into an eye-catching feature wall or transform an unattractive room space.

Brings the room together, beautifully.

Wallpaper of wrought iron, making a strong statement in any room.