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Archive for February, 2011

Ah Bless Him & DIY

Is your man any good at DIY around the house?

Yep mines the same, ha, ha, ha.

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You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

My flowers and I have been having an affair for years now, my partner is starting to feel left out because it was Valentines this week and he knows the house is full of flowers already. I love flowers, plain and simple, when I do my weekly grocery shop, I also pick up flowers, flowers in every room, I purchase flowers that last long and are not very expensive.

So I came across this perfect idea for my wild flowers, when they eventually grow.

Carlin Champagne bucket from Zara housewares. No, before you ask, I am not having a party, sure you would have been invited.

It’s to fill it up with colourful fresh wild flowers, beautiful.

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BUNTYS Rules

OMG, (oh my God) I was browsing the internet last night and came across this.

Aaaaaahhhhhh, do you remember, BUNTYS magazine, I love, love, love, Buntys.  Oh brings back so many memories, like racing to the  shop with my sister on a Saturday Morning, the two of us would kill each other to be the first to purchase the magazine and God forbid there should only be one, Holy WAR.

We’d spend hours and hours dressing up the paper models in their stylish? outfits, it was heaven (very easily pleased as a child).

The picture above is actually from Arnotts, they have a selection of canvases printed with comic strips.

I wonder if I could get one of the Buntys Magazines on the internet? will defo check it out.

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Weekend Break

Had a lovely weekend recently, stayed at Lough Rynn in Co Leitrim, with some friends.

It is a fabulous place to stay, my guy had to pull me away from taken pictures of every room in the place, so here’s a few I did get.

When you walk in through the main entrance of the hotel, you are greeted by a roaring fire in the hallway, very welcoming, (as it was bloody freezing outside).

This is part of the main room in the hotel, very luxurious, the large floor to ceiling windows are like picture frames for the stunning views outside that go on for miles.


Again this is also part of the main room, stunning large fireplace, with white arched coving surrounding it, a very comfortable room to sit for hours relaxing.

I was mesmerised by this fabulous dresser, also in the same room, the detail of the wood carvings, the picture doesn’t do it justice.


The hall area, is filled with rich wooden panelling and  pictures with gold frames.

So that’s all the pictures I was allowed to take, I even got a warning before we went, have a habit of photographing anything and I mean anything.

Look, I even took pictures of the ceiling, you see I told yeah.


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My Little Guest

Woke up last night or even this morning at 4 o’clock, couldn’t sleep and it was so cold, so went into kitchen to make a cup of tea. Turned on the light and there sitting staring at me on the sink, a mouse, a tiny wee furry thing with huge ears and big button eyes. It was like something out of the Wild West, we both stood there, neither of us moving, staring each other down, oh yeah, SHOWDOWN.

I took a step forward, I thought the little bugger would move, he didn’t even flinch, talk about standing his ground. I put the kettle on, still no movement, then I thought, maybe he is dead, till he started cleaning his nose after being in my frigging cupboards. So I took my cup down made tea, yep he was still there, then the little fecker decides to shoot towards me and somersault off the sink. I got such a fright I throw cup of tea in the air, the little devil, he ran past my feet into THE BLOODY BEDROOM.

So don’t be fooled by their size.

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