Sunday, August 31, 2008

50 years and still going strong...

Imagine, 50 years married.. whats their secret? What ever it is they both deserve medals, hee hee! We've just had a great weekend helping my parents celebrate. A weekend of champagne, shopping, pampering, utter indulgence! How tough is that? Well someone has to do it :)

Of course on our way down, i had to take a few photos, this obsession i have with clouds might get a little dangerous... I couldn't help it, the sky was amazing!

Right, night to all :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Food for the Soul

A week in Kerry just chilling is the best medicine in the world. Shona and I had the most relaxing week in the most beautiful surroundings!

Every morning I headed with my sis to Glenbeigh for a walk.... well she walked i strolled while taking photographs. The weather wasn't always the best but the cloud formations were amazing (i have a thing for clouds).

We spent most afternoons shopping or sight seeing and Shona was an absolute doll never complaining once! I even brought her to Caragh lake to show her the place she was named after (Shona Caragh), she says its a beautiful lake, just like her!
I think one of the hightlights of the trip for her was getting on Papa Buds boat, its a small deep sea fishing thingie and she was in her element. We didn't go out with the gang as they were going fishing and thats not our cup of tea!!!

Doesn't this photo sum up our Irish summer? Hahaha! I love it! Having ice cream on a misty day while looking for the Skelligs.
On thursday we had a yummy Bar-b-q at the cottage. Old friends of the family came along with their gangs, the kids (all 14) were utter stars, they had no problem posing for me here, hee hee!

The holiday was just what I needed, its a pity it ends all too soon but I'll feel the benefit of the break for a while to come.

Happy birthday to a great guy, I know Viv won't mind me saying... Der (you old man) thanks for a great night on friday, we'll all be there for the 50th.

Ok back to reality now, Ciao bambinos.

Eva - aka Cheshire Cat ;-)

Friday, August 01, 2008

The last few weeks..

.. have been busy again, really looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend - phew :) So the photo club summer meet up is working out really well! Its the same crew every week, but sure we don't mind. So recently we've done outdoor portrait in St. Mary's Cathedral. Ber's son and his girlfriend kindly posed for the evening :) I really love the first image, its got a nice subtle gothic feel to it.

Then there was the night we started in town and ended up at the show in Castletroy Shopping Centre. The weather kept threatening to pour but we were lucky to get a few decent shots. George was great to let us all on the Big Wheel for free!

During the week we were in UL to do sports photography... with very little sports going on, hahaha. Mind you look what we did find... some peeps trying to do some paraglyding but the wind just wasn't strong enough, still it gave us great photo ops :) We finished the evening on the Living Bridge taking shots of the sunset, devine!

The geocaching has been going great! I brought Shona, Louise and the boys out and about near her neck of the woods. The boys were a little reserved at first but I really think they'll love it, Shona certainly does. We plan on doing loads over the holidays. A few days later, I introduced Viv, Fiona and Ber to geocaching out in Shannon, that was sooooooo funny with us trying to hide what we were doing from muggles...

The only creative thing I've done over the last few weeks was to make a bag. I found the most beautiful linen material in Hickeys. Its been years since I made something from fabric and I loved it... got a feeling I know what this years Christmas gifts are going to be :) As long as I can master the seaming...

Just want to leave you with this.... came across this fantastic video from Haagen Das for Help The Honey Bees, check out the site too.

Have a fabby weekend!