Sunday, March 21, 2010

Setting the Sunday scene

One last mention this Sunday night. My absolute favorite candle maker, Diptyque, in my favorite scent, Feu de Bois. This divine candle smells exactly like a log fire, or gently smoking leaves burning in a dark and damp wood. So yummy, you must try.... xox

Saturday Happiness

Blissful day yesterday. First, we wandered in Wexford and picked up the Saturday Irish Times (which I have to read every weekend), strolled around a couple of shops and then, feeling in need of chocolate and a pick-me-up, we found ourselves in Whites Hotel, having chocolate fudge cake and mocha coffees. Yum.

As the day was so sunny, we then drove to Kilmore Quay and sat on the rocks in the sun. This is one of the chocolate box thatched houses that line the main (and only) street in Kilmore.

After that, home, walks with the dogs in the forestry, and a glass of wine in front of the fire. Happy weekend! xox

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A rocking St. Patrick's Day!

Wishing all my readers a fabulous St. Patrick's Day!

Beautiful day here, in the southeast of Ireland, the pubs are full, the energy is high and it's all going on!

Off to a little dinner party in honor of our patron saint tonight - I love meeting with friends for chat, food and a drop or two of wine!

Hope you're having a magical Wednesday wherever you are... xox

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Fabulous Sartorialist

Love, love, love The Sartorialist!

Happy reading moment this cold, damp and dark Tuesday evening in Ireland. xox

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Happiness!

Ahh, Fridays! Aren't they the best? The thoughts of a late breakfast on a Saturday morning is very cheering, especially if you work 9-5 ish, Monday to Friday!

For the record, happy moments today, in my little corner of Ireland:

Beautiful Mocha coffee on way to work, lifting my spirits considerably

Sharing recipes for a no-fail Victoria sponge with whipped cream and jam...

Sinful chocolate Moro bar at lunch, calorific but very necessary

Walk through a forestry after work with my dog Boots

Sitting on a mossy bank, in said forestry, thinking...

Blackbirds, raising the roof at dusk, chattering crazily

Have a fabulous weekend wherever you are, filled with happy moments.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Inaugural Post

My first post!

This blog is intended to be about the magical, whimsical things of life, in Ireland, where I live.

Just to get a little snapshot of me, I live in the southeast of Ireland, on the coast, in a 400 year old house with forestry all around.

These are the things I like:

The whimsical, the magical, the fairy-ish

Green, dark, luscious trees

Sprawling museums

Mocha coffee, any coffee

Old Cemeteries


and my orange cat Charlie

Here's what I don't like:

Bad manners
Dried flowers
The cold
Trips to the dentist

Like everywhere in the world, Ireland is proving a challenge to live in. Everything is way too expensive (for what you get), people are in a bad mood constantly, the roads are....indescribable, and everyone whines constantly about how bad everything is.

So, what you won't find on this blog is negativity, or complaining or whining.

There's enough of that around already!

What you will find are things/people/moments that inspire and uplift me, that make me smile, make me laugh, make me go weak at the knees (in a good way).

Wishing you happiness and a delightful week ahead!