Thursday, May 31, 2012

What Makes You Happy?

Today, over on A Cup Of Jo, Joanna asked her readers to list three things that make them happy. Simple, every day things that bring them heaps of joy. You can read hers HERE.

Mine right now would have to be...
  1. Shades on, windows down and stereo turned up
  2. Things that smell of citrus
  3. Listening to the rain with the windows wide open

What are your three things today? What brings you simple joy?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Wishes

Hmmmm... what to wish for today... I think I'm going to wish for a superpower today, but which one to wish for? 

Super strength? 

X ray vision?

The ability to fly? 

Mind control?

Regenerative powers?

The ability to see into the future?

Think I'm going to have to be a little practical with my superpower wish here and recognise that the cost of petrol is not getting any less. The ability to fly is my number one wish today.

To be able to pop across the country to see some friends seems pretty special to me.

How about you? If the sky was the limit what super power would you wish for?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday Wishes

Today's Wish is brought to you by the letter W

So I ask you to get your butt out of that chair, Wiggle it about and Work up a sWeat to some Wonderful,  happy music.

Once you have a smile on your face you can sit back doWn and get some Work done.

Try to ignore the stares of your co-Workers though.

A Date Idea

So I was pottering about the Farmers Market in the University today and I decided that I was going to treat myself to a brownie. I ambled up to my favourite bakery stall, batted my lashes at the owner and asked, pretty please, if I could have a corner brownie... I love edges... chewy goodness. And of course being the wonderful and customer pleasing baker that he is he obliged my request. His laughter at my request turned into a quick chat about business in general. Mr Baker informed me that he was going to be opening a cafe/bakery in Limerick city soon... In the Milk Market... In June (shameless plug). To which I replied that  as a loyal Facebook fan of his company I already knew about it. So we fell into chatting about different bits of information about his new cafe. He said that he was thinking of possibly doing a late opening night but that he wasn't too sure yet whether it would be a good idea.

To which I replied.... Go For It! 

We all know of my love of coffee here, and also my fondness for cake... so the potential to combine them both...  at night time... WIN

So I started chatting to Mr Baker about having a Cake Date night once a week... as an alternative to a night in the pub, or a trip to the cinema, or having to stare at each other for two hours over dinner. What do you think? Would if fly as an idea? Do you think that you would enjoy a night out... aromatic coffee... twinkling fairylights... ambient music... a piece of cake? Or maybe even having a 'Cake Date' special - two drinks and a taster plate of mini cake slices to share... maybe three flavours, two forks and just one plate? 

Or course this is all still very hypothetical and made up in my head for now but I'm sure that with enough people interested we could persuade Mr Baker to go with it. At the moment there are few venues in Limerick for people to enjoy their evening away from the pub and while a cozy night tucked away in a pub snug is hard to beat sometimes a body just wants an alternative... what do you think? 

Do you like cake?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Pretty Boy Friday

My oh my... who would have guessed that Harry Lloyd looked this good shirtless?

Pretty Girl Friday

Gwendoline Christie, the 6'3" beauty from the current series of Game of Thrones

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mae West Memories

One thing you can definitely say about Mae West is that she came up with some quotable gems.

A man's kiss is his signature.

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.

Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.

Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.

I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
I speak two languages, Body and English.

I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.

It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Love thy neighbor - and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.

Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.

The best way to hold a man is in your arms.

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday Wishes

So since I got my wish last week... 

even though it was a kind of selfish wish... 

I thought that this week I'd wish for a break in this woeful weather... 

so that everyone could benefit from some wishes...

but before I could get to a computer this morning and wish it had already come true...

so instead I'm going to wish for a moment of happiness in your day...

whether it's a laugh with your friends over lunch, a perfectly made cup of tea, a surprise visit from someone special, a feeling of accomplishment when you tick something off your To Do list...

remember the good moments.