Friday, November 27, 2009

Fifth Time's A Charm


This evening I will brave the floods and a, hopefully, passable Gort town to head to Galway to see Mr T. It's been 2 weeks since I saw his face and this Sunday marks our fifth year together. I got him a gift that I really really hope he likes. I'll tell you all about it on Monday just in case he decides to read the blog today and ruins the surprise.

Now where did I put my wellies?!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Things I Love Thursday


Stuffed Toys - There is something really comforting in having one of your childhood teddy bears still lurking about your room. Perfect when you're feeling a little let down by the world and fragile. A hug from your 'insert appropriate bear name here, mine is James' just makes everything better.

A Surprise Memory - I was walking up to the shop today and I stuffed my hands into my coat pockets to keep them warm and felt something in the very, very bottom of the pocket. A tiny little red foam heart from years ago when Mr T carefully opened the wrapper of a chocolate bar and filled it with little hearts to surprise me when I would open it.

Sonya - I love Sonya and the fact that she is still smiling since Saturday.

No Teaching This Week - It's week 12 here in UL, which means that it's project hand up week for all the modules that I teach. No classes to prepare, no worrying if they understood me, nothing to worry about at all. Yea!

Sweet Home Whatever


Oh I want to be the girl in the photo above. An open road, shoes off, toenails painted and nowhere to go and all day to get there. Limerick is not half as much fun right now. Legs are put away in tights and boots, toenails are getting chipped and neglected. Car windows are covered with condensation.

How come we always long for what we don't have?

All summer long I couldn't wait for winter - curling up in front of the fire, woolly hats, hot chocolate and Christmas shopping, and now that it's here it's really not all that I had thought it would be. Right now I want sunshine, kite flying, picnics, the works! And when we get to summer we still won't have it and I will still be looking for more.

And the cycle continues.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Junior Fritz Jacquet Faces

I spotted these amazing faces over at Recyclart. Would you believe that they are made from toilet paper rolls?! Fantastic work from Junior Fritz Jacquet.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh Yes She Did!

Sonya and Colin got engaged!


Sonya Quinn was proposed to by Colin Whyte last Saturday and she said 'yes'! We have a wedding to go to in June 2011 and doesn't the venue above look amazing!

As does Sonya's piece of SPARKLE, It's such a beautiful ring, my shoody camera phone just doesn't do it justice but take my word for it, it is a stunningly beautiful diamond and ruby ring.

Oh and I get to be a bridesmaid.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wish Me Luck


I'm just finishing things up here at work and heading back to the house to throw a few things into the car. This weekend will see us all up in Dundalk competing in their intervarsity. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, I really need to shoot well this weekend.

Training hasn't been going right and I'm getting very disheartened by the whole thing. I'll let you all know how it went when I get back on Sunday evening though.

Have you any challenges facing you this weekend?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere And Not A Drop To Drink

In honour of the torrential rain that doesn't seem to want to stop falling here in Limerick I present you with some beautiful rain soaked images to try to persuade you to hate the weather a little less.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Happy List

I was over at Jen Loves Kev, who I completely love, love, love, and I was reading her Monday Morning Happy List. Well it made me smile so much that I thought I'd put together a Happy list of my own.

1. Rosy pink apples
2. Reading all your blogs
3. Playing farmville on facebook
4. Cozy warm blankets
5. Leftover noodles straight from the fridge
6. New slippers
7. Blank notebooks
8. Getting to the petrol station just in time
9. Patterned tights
10. Lemon slices

Are you happy today?

Have A Yellow Day

I've joined the The International Open Archery Group on Facebook and their new motto is 'Have a Yellow Day', as in hitting yellow on a target face means that you have probably shot a perfect shot.

So guys and gals - I hope you have a yellow day today!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Things I Love Thursday


Torrential Rain - but only when I don't have to go out in it. I can just curl up inside the window with a mug of something hot and watch it for hours and hours.

Tropical Sugar-free MiWadi - It is the best tasting cordial in the world. I go through more than a bottle of it each week and it's the only thing that I've found to entice me to drink more water.

Thursday Shopping - For the last few weeks myself and Raymy, and sometimes Sonya, have been sneaking off to the local shopping center on a Thursday night and wander around with ice-cream or coffee, looking at everything but buying very little. It's great girlie time.

Going Home - I haven't been home in weeks and weeks but I'm really looking forward to heading home this weekend and saying hi to the folks and cuddling up with the dog and catching up with some friends.

What is putting a twinkle in your eye this week?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time To Put Childish Things Away

Am I incredibly childish to be looking forward to the release of New Moon on the 20th? Twilight really didn't do it for me as a movie at all but I'm hoping that the second instalment in the series will be a step up in the movie stakes.

I also know how young all those boys in the movie are but they are mighty fine specimens indeed.

Are you looking forward to the movie? What did you think of Twilight? Are you a fan of the series?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yum Yum In My Tum


Oh what I wouldn't give for a beautiful cupcake right now!

Pecan with cream cheese icing, chocolate with peanut butter icing, vanilla with a strawberry icing.

I wonder if there is anywhere in Limerick city that does cupcakes.

Whats your favourite cupcake flavour?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


In honor of the month of Movember I think that we should all drink our tasty beverages from one of these fabulous mugs by Peter Bruegger

Monday, November 2, 2009

I Have No Ideas For A Title

Here is a sample of some of the costumes that were at our Halloween Party. No one came to the party without a costume of some sort. What a great night!