Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year

Wishing all my friends a very Happy New Year and every best wish for a happy and healthy 2014.

Thank you for your kindness and lovely comments in 2014.

Hope you have a fun evening.

I am wearing this necklace this evening

You can never have too much sparkle on New Year

Or too much jewellery

Good motto


Monday, December 23, 2013


Happy Christmas to all my lovely blogging friends I hope you have a lovely day with family and loved ones.

Thank you so much for your very kind wishes for my mother. She is getting better but it will be a slow process and she will have to take things easy for a little while.

Presents are wrapped and I have just the final preparations to do today. I will probably go into town to savour the Christmas atmosphere and watch all the last minute shoppers panicking.

I hope to have a relaxing lazy Christmas reading and watching movies and listening to music. What are your plans?

Cake is made

Stockings hung

Flowers arranged

Presents under the tree

An early present from my daughter

Love this picture via Pinterest 

I think we all need a little me time at Christmas. Enjoy


Saturday, December 14, 2013


It is very windy and wet here today not the best day for shopping or traveling. I hope these gale force winds disappear. It is difficult to know what to wear in this weather.

I had a fun time in Belfast and bought lots. I was lucky to get my light fitting which I had wanted I love when that happens.  The city looked particularly lovely and festive.

The decorations are up, tree is up, cake is almond iced, cards sent so I think it is time to relax a little and savour the atmosphere and remember the real meaning of Christmas. In our fast paced life I sometimes find I do not stop and enjoy the moment.

My mum is in hospital after major surgery so you will have to forgive me if I do not post or comment in the next while as I will spending time with her. If I can I will.

I hope your preparations are going well and you are enjoying the build up to the big day.

The before

The after

I made this little arrangement

A little bit of festive Belfast

A kids dream

The light I managed to buy.

Trying to take his Christmas photo takes a long time

This ornament always makes me laugh

We are all excited about Christmas here

Just love this photo

Have a lovely weekend

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I am having a weekend away in Belfast. I had a great days shopping a not so great lunch but our hotel the Park Avenue is lovely.

I cannot recommend Belfast enough the people are so friendly and welcoming.

I am a little behind with my Christmas plans so have to energise myself next week. Plus it is time to put up the tree.

It is also time to look at some fashion for Christmas I think you can never have enough sparkle this time of year.

I love this outfit I'm sure it costs a fortune but the skirt is amazing

Perfect sparkly top

A great dress to wear on Christmas Day

Love the colour of this dress

Some sparkes I hope to wear 

We are taking our Christmas plans seriously.

Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela

In our thoughts and prayers such a great quote from a wonderful man. Rip.

Friday, November 29, 2013


It has been a busy week started my Christmas shopping there is nothing I like more than ticking a present off a list.

I do not belong to the people who enjoy Christmas Eve shopping.  I prefer to have a relaxed day in grafton street watching everyone panicking and enjoying the atmospher.

We do not put up our Christmas tree until after the 7th of December it is considered to be bad luck.

But I do sneak in the odd item. I bought these two cushions in penneys and they make me smile every time I go by.

Some people have a shoe fetish I must admit I have a Christmas stocking fetishing only realised when I took the 20 stockings out.  Speaking of shoes aren't these sandals so beautiful. I do not know if I could walk in them but I would love looking at them.  

Hope you Christmas preparations are going well and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Penneys best

Just a small selection

Loving these colourful roses at the moment

So beautiful

The perfect dress for the sandals

A touch of sparke.

Have a lovely week

Thursday, November 21, 2013


It is so cold this week the heat is on full and soups are the number one choice for lunch. It feels like snow could be on its way but we are being assured it will not happen. It is definitely a scarf, hat and gloves weather.

I love my morning walk with Rocky and am lucky to live close to a number of parks. My absolute favourite is Endas park which is not as busy as many others and is a joy to walk in this time of year.
The colours of the trees are so lovely with squirrels all over the place.

It's time to get my Christmas list sorted so a busy weekend ahead.  Looking forward to red wine, candles, comfort food and a good film.

Have a lovely warm weekend.

Lots of warm drinks at the moment.

The lovely park where I walk most days.

I love this bridge the craftsmanship is so great. I watched the carpenter build it. Such an amazing talent.

Oilivia does it again. So chic and stylish.

She knows how to dress well in cold weather.

Scarf and gloves essential in this weather.

Loving this light from Bhs sadly they do not deliver to Ireland.