Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Check out the girls Blogs, Tigger, Caroline, Maura. Izzy & Noelle get some blogs girls, it would be wonderful to read what goes on in your lives!!!
The theme for the CJ was......
Because it was such a short visit we didn't get to see much of the country. With 2 hours to spare before the flight on wednesday, Joke (pronounced Yoka) brought myself and two others to a town called Machelem near Brussels for a quick visit. She was brilliant, bringing us to the chocolate shop for pressies and then to a bar to taste the local beer, yummy!!! I got a a few photos with my phone of a beautiful square with the most fantastic buildings, the architecture was amazing!!
Crafteire was amazing, it was wonderful meeting up with the girls and making friends with some new faces :-) Unfortunatley the batteries died in my camera, so no photos. I'll have to rob them off everyone else :-) Roll on Crafteire 2008!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
The flight from Shannon wasn't a bother, except for a little turbulence where my SIL lost most of her champagne. The taxi driver was fab and the hotel is just amazing. its called the Crowne Plaza and its so central. WE had the most amazing Italian meal last night, italian meats like salami followed by the lightest pasta I've ever tasted, all washed down with the most beautiful savingon blanc(sp?), yummy!
Today we are heading to Liz's house (HRH) for a princess Diane tour, i plan to be ther for about 10 mins, then off to Harrods, Harvey Nics and Swarzcov (sp? again). Tonight its dinner and then Phantom of the Opera.
Right, I think its time to peel myself off the bed and hit the town!
See ya all very soon.
Goodbye from London
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
While Shona and I were out for a walk in UL, I came across a wonderful building that houses the Health Science department at the University. Now anybody who knows me knows how much I love architecture, so to find a gem like this when I wasn't expecting it was fantastic. I was also fortunate to have remembered my camera, planning on taking a few shots of Shona (not at her, LOL). None of these shots were edited, they were taking as is. It brought me back to my college days when we would wonder the streets of Limerick trying to capture unusual images, most of us returning to the college with the same shots.
I'm going to have to lock myself away for a few days, dust off the acrylics and get painting :-)
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Off now to do loads more scrapping :-) Happy Easter to all, enjoy all the yummy chocolate!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
If you get a chance read the poem (see link above), keep coming back to it, pick out the bits that are meaningful to you. Every time I read it, there is something new and profound. At this moment in time my favourite piece is...
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
...But firstly this evening I gave my over grown lawn a bit of a hack, the smell of the freshly cut grass gave me a sense that summer is really on its way and so to celebrate I decided to refresh the blog too by giving it a new banner dedicated to the spring season. So make yourself a coffee, pull up a chair, we could be here awhile.
Work is really progressing with loads of training envolved. Last week I was in Dublin over night and met up with the ever talented Lainey, we had a fab night going to see a friend of hers art exhibition, then later catching up over a few drinkies. I'm also heading to Brussels for more training the day after Crafteire and all I can think of is all that yummy chocolate I'll have to sample while there :-) Gosh, I have it hard, LOL!
My wonderful Mum had her 70th birthday party two weekends ago, so there was alot of preperation envolved, not only organising the event but also making a few things for her too :-) The weekend was amazing with loads of pampering in the Renaissance Suite at the Radisson in Limerick. If you ever want to treat yourself (go on you deserve it!) I'd hightly recommend this place, all I can say is WOW!!!! Her girls are taking her to London for the weekend as her birthday gift (we gotta treat ourselves too), another gift she got was from my niece Deborah and it was a voucher for a tattoo... and yes she did at the age of 69 my Mother got her first tattoo, I'm so proud :-)
On the scrappy front besides Scrap West and making the gifts for my Mum, there's loads of creative projects on the go. At the moment I'm mainly getting ready for Crafteire, the classes are nearly finished. I'm really looking forward to catching up with everyone, taking a few classes and buying loads and loads of stash! I've just finished an A4 LO using the scrummy Basic Grey Scarlet Letters papers. As its a gift I can only show you a teeny piece of it but I'll post up the full LO soon... promise!...
.... Oh yeah and there is someone putting a smile on my face these days too, thought I'd sneak that one in :-)
So thats all the news, yeah its been busy, but sure life is good and thats all that matters. I hope all you wonderful creative ladies are all well, can't wait to see you soon.