Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Long Month of May

It's been quite awhile since I posted, but I have good reason!

I had to go into hospital a week ago for a little procedure (all is well) but I knew about this upcoming event since the beginning of May and I was terrified!  I happen to be the biggest coward in the world and all I could think about was this hospital trip.  As this blog is about happy moments, pretty things and lovely times, I just wasn't in that head space!

I'm back now and this week has been one of discovering that I can face my fears and come out the other side.  Of looking with fresh eyes at the simple pleasures of life.  Of daring to dream and setting goals.  In other words, an inspirational week.

These are the simple little things the last couple of days that made me happy, made me smile:

A scarf from Joules, ordered before I went into hospital, in the most delicious shade of blue!

Organic, Peruvian coffee beans, ground in our new grinder and steamed off in our Bialetti coffee machine - yummy!

Looking over an antique clock face we had in the attic and wondering what I can do with it:

Finding time, and enthusiasm, to start sketching again:

And finally, watching our 2 rescue dogs,  Boots and Heidi, chase each other through the buttercups:

Hoping you have the most wonderful week ahead, filled with magic and happiness. xox

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kitchenalia and such things

Just popped into Wexford for a couple of things and of course I had to have a quick browse in Barkers. This is kitchen/gift/interior decorating shop in which it is possible to spend far too much money. Sigh. I snapped a couple of pictures, the first one is of rows of napkins, table cloths and such dainty things.

The second picture is of  the divine Nigella Lawson's kitchen ware, all pastel colours and just lovely.

Wishing you a charming and happy Tuesday. xox