Sunday, March 21, 2010
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
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
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
Friday, March 12, 2010
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
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
Mocha coffee, any coffee
and my orange cat Charlie
Here's what I don't like:
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!