Friday, November 25, 2011

Pretty Girl Friday

Adele is one of those women whose emotion is evident through her eyes. Always.  

 "Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone."

Pretty Boy Friday

Clive Owen - I have loved him ever since Sin City

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beautiful Bedroom

This attic closet is so gorgeous. 

And if this was the bedroom that it was attached to I would just be in heaven. I've always wanted a couch or huge armchair in my bedroom to curl up in and daydream.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

For Fredrick

I thought you might appreciate this... you owe me tea and a chinwag

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Rihanna - We found love 

Vivian - Pretty Woman 

Hmmmm.... very coincidental 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Daylight Savings

Time to start saving your pennies for Christmas. 

I always panic when it comes to Christmas shopping . I worry if I've spent enough, or too much. The crowds annoy me. I leave everything until the last minute. I make endless lists in case I forget someone. I worry if they'll really like what I get them or will they just be polite and re-gift as soon as possible.

This year I'm going to try approaching Christmas shopping a little differently. This year I will be calm and collected. I will plan my shopping days carefully in order to maximise my efficiency. I will think through each purchase and not spend needlessly.

Ah... who am I kidding? Even I know that somethings never change.

How about you? How do you approach your Christmas shopping?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday Misery

I'm been having an off week.

Problems seem a little worse than they should be, the weather seems to be that little more miserable, money seems to be a little more scarce, friends seem to be a little further away. Ever get one of those weeks? I'm pretty sure we all get those weeks. I decided to try to get the jump on this one though and while I was in town running errands for my mum yesterday I made sure to bring my current book. And me and my book headed for the nice coffee shop in town that overlooks the river to see if a steaming hot mocha and some time to read could make me smile before a frown set in.

Unfortunately it hasn't seemed to work...

Have you any other solutions to recommend? I could really do with some help.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Things I Love Thursday


New Boots -  They fit, they fit, They FIT!!! I am one of those unfortunate ladies who is blessed with strong, powerful calves. Which would be great for running away from predators and so forth but are kinda crap when it comes to finding beautiful, affordable boots that fit. So finding a pair of flat, black, knee high boots that fit like a dream and look amazing are not only the high light of my week, but also of my month.

Old Friends - Lots of friends are back home from far flung places today and all are about Limerick for tea. Lots of time spent catching up on gossip and remembering in-jokes.

Honourable Mentions - toffee nut lattes at Starbucks, laughing with my girlfriends about the thoughts of stuffing a sports bra, contemplating getting myself a Bobble, red scarves and blue cardigans, Celebrations sweets, LMFAO, leopard print anything, giant jelly babies, hot scones with jam and whipped cream, steaming hot berry tea

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fairy Dust

When I was a little girl I called Christmas lights 'Fairy Dust'. 

When I was a moody teenager I sat in the darkness with just the glow of 'Fairy Dust' to keep me company.

When I became an adult I tried to rationalise my fondness for white twinkling lights, and I began to lose the joy of 'Fairy Dust' through the analysis.

Today I remember my 'Fairy Dust' and how it made me feel safe and protected. I think it might be time to put some lights back up in my life.

What was your 'Fairy Dust' as a child? What made you feel safe?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Key Issues

My new favourite thing to admire is beautiful keys. I took part in a 24 hour Universal Design challenge last week... more on that a little later... and one thing I spent a lot of time looking at was keys. So gorgeous, so simple, so chic.