Friday, March 30, 2012


Avoca shop can best be described as a cross between anthropologie , toast and designers guild. It is a family run Irish business that is surviving the current recession.

It just cheers me up to go into this store the colours, clothes, cosmetics and books are just mesmerising. I just want to buy so much. The food is the best part of the experience it's just top quality.

The recipe books are really worth buying.

This is one of my favourite places to visit and I could not recommend a vist more highly if you are visiting Ireland

Thought for the day

I think this is so true

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


The weather here is so gorgeous and sunny at the moment unseasonably so as it is still spring. We have to make the most of it as this week may be our summer.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blogging friends

Have you read Kasey Buick's Blog?
Well if you have not you are in for a treat particularly if you have a quirky sense of humour and like your wine.

I came across it one boring Saturday and it was like reading a novel (a fun one). She and her family have been brave enough to move from Chicago to Hawaii and are now living a simpler sunny life.I would have loved to have been brave or crazy enough to have done something similar.

This blog is full of humour today's post about the hot tub is one example. So sit down pour yourself a glass of wine laugh out loud and enjoy.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Wow i came across these paintings today by Kelly Reemsten they are gorgeous. I love the dresses. The paintings would be great in a dressing room.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Some photos from weekend away. I thought we were leaving Spring and heading into summer but it has become so cold again.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


It's nearly time for saint Patrick's day. I am busy packing to go away for the weekend. I will be close to the beach but unfortunately it's mean't to rain. I thought I get you in the mood by posting a reluctant rocky wearing his Irish gear. Happy green day. Feather boas are in according to vogue.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I think I prefer this green to the lighter green that is in vogue at the moment

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Customer Service

sometimes companies do care. I was overcharged by over 1000 euro by an energy provider. Customer service who dealt with my initial complaint were both inefficient and uncaring. I then contacted the MD who sorted everything out.

The next day these flowers were delivered which cheered me up.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I just discovered this great artist such feminine prints.

Via inslee by design


I like how simple but chic this outfit is.

Via a little dash of ash

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I won

I entered a giveaway courtesy of Jody from the blog about last weekend and I won. The skirt arrived and it is just gorgeous. The design reminds of orla kiely and is so summery and chic. It is worth having a look at Lesley Evers site for some great summer fashion inspiration.


I love this room particularly as it is the first day of spring. Gorgeous combination of colours