Wednesday, February 14, 2018

One for Valentines Day

Available (along with other awesome stuff) from 

You know you're in a really great relationship if you could get away with giving this card on Valentines Day. Pretty sure that 'sense of humour' is one of the most important things in any relationship ... how else would you survive any tough times?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

One for train journeys

Now I work in Bray, driving is MUCH quicker than getting public transport (which involves getting a bus into Dublin city centre and the Dart back out again.) But it's hard to beat that view as you come around the corner towards Killiney just as the sun is coming up over the horizon. Especially if you have a coffee and a pastry for the journey too!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

One for Netflix wonders

I've only just got Netflix, so have been welcoming recommendations from everyone I know. My favourite so far? Definitely GLOW! Oh my goodness it is just so full of joy, and character, and 1980s style. Check it out immediately!

Friday, January 12, 2018

One for healthy eating

This year, I'd like to make more effort to eat a bit healthier ... now my job is sitting at a desk, rather than running around all over the place; I suspect I can't get away with snacking on whatever I please and there is SO much tasty food in work (I blame the evil geniuses of Easy Food who are in the same office!) This Hoisin Turkey and Broccoli Stir Fry from The Sea Salt looks delicious!

Monday, January 8, 2018

One for low-key weddings

We have the legal part of our wedding tomorrow (though the real celebration is in March) ... hoorah! Tomorrow's part is super small and casual, just a trip to the registry office then drinks and toasties in the local pub before heading home. I found a lovely twirly dress in the flea market, am going to (attempt to) plait my hair;  and I'm pretty darn excited! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

One for great books

Have you read any of Philip Pullman's books? The Book of Dust is absolutely brilliant ... in fact, as soon as I finished it, I went back to read His Dark Materials (the original trilogy) again which I wrote my dissertation on at uni. They really are magical books, and if you haven't read them yet, then please do now!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

I'll admit, this picture is not from New Year's Eve, it's from a dinner party at my friend's house last week ... New Year's Eve involved a trip to our local pub, then heading home before midnight to watch the London fireworks coverage on the BBC (which was incredible!)

Whether you had a great 2017, or it was a bit of a tough one, I hope you have a really good 2018, whatever shape that might take.

Friday, December 29, 2017

One for playing house

In the last few days, we've been painting our skirting boards and door frames: It is ridiculous how much better they look now they're the same shade of white as the wall, instead of being bare wood (or, in the case of some of the door frames) a very old discoloured cream. Why did we not do this ages ago? Who knows! But here's to phase two of making our little house look like a real home. Next step? Floors!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

One for Vegans

Now my brother is Vegan, I was worried we wouldn't find something special enough for him for Christmas lunch, but my sister and I both simultaneously suggested Stuffed Butternut Squash ... absolutely delicious, and though it's wonderful with cranberry and chestnuts, it could definitely be made with whatever you find in the fridge too!

Friday, November 24, 2017

One for heroes

Elfish Mother sweatshirt from
(By the by, 50% of the retail price of the sweater goes to Save The Children...which is nice.)

I think Erin O'Connor is awesome. Just look at her! She always looks like she might have genuinely just thrown the nearest clothes on, and ended up looking absolutely incredible. Talk about style!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

One for making

This is a card I made a while ago, inspired by the little blighter who stole my sister's sandwich on holiday. I really need to remember to take photos of the cards I make so I remember which names/animals I've done already ... there's definitely been a lot of ponies!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

One for make-up heroes

I love make-up, but since I don't pay much attention to it (apart from concentrating on not buying too much lipstick,) I'm never sure what to get. Do I want 'HD Brows'? Nope, they're a bit scary. Would I prefer to hide the scar in my eyebrow I got falling down the stairs aged 16, which sometimes makes me look like a 90's boy-band member? Yes please. 

So after frequently failing to find the right shade to go with my blonde hair/darkish brow combo, I finally asked a nice woman at the Benefit counter, and she gave me just what I need: a Precisely, My Brow Pencil ... good colour (because someone else picked it for me,) thin pencil so they look like actual eyebrows, and attached brush to blend things in. Hoorah! I'm a real girl!

Monday, November 20, 2017

One for spiders

This is Jeremy. Jeremy is a spider. He lives in a garden in Crumlin, and works as a weather forecaster for RTE. He usually prides himself on the intricacy of the webs he creates, so is furious that this photographic portrait was taken the day after Hurricane Ophelia, which sadly decimated his 'greatest work of art'. (Like every great artist, Jeremy always claims his latest finished web is his 'greatest work of art'!) 
In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys reading the books of E.B. White, and watching Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets. His greatest dream is to rebuild the relationship between humans and spiders. All in good time, Jeremy. All in good time.