Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009
This year Halloween will be a bit sad for me as my youngest DDs school closed in June and I was very involved in the PTA there and we always had a Fancy Dress disco for the kids at Halloween. Many an hour I have spent doing face painting or serving on the tuck shop, printing out certificates for best costume or best dancer, helping sort out DJ music or clearing up the sweetie wrappers after it is all over.
Do you dress up at Halloween? Do you have a party?
Leave a comment and let me know what traditions you have at this time of year.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Anyway I tought you might like to see my first attempt at beading. It is a bracelet for my DD and I just love the colours, they are so cheerful.
Do you wear jewellery? What sort do you like best?
If you know of any good places to buy beads let me know!
Monday, 21 September 2009
First the tag.....
All you have to do is pick up the book nearest to you, open it on page 161 and copy the fifth sentence.
The book closest to me is Jamie's America but unfortunately P161 is a full page picture so I will use P162 instead. The fifth sentence reads, "Give it a go." And indeed that is what I would say about Jamie's recipes so hows that for spookyness!
I am passing the tag on to anyone who reads my blog and wants to take part.
The award from MelRoXx is lovely. It's the You Add Sunshine To My Day award. Isn't that such a nice award to pass around, to show all the people whose blogs you read that you enjoy them.
I am passing this one to Ayak at Turkish Delight, and Gaelikaa at Gaelikaas Diary. I love both of their blogs about the countries in which they live cos they really make the people and places come alive with their stories. If you haven't visited them yet DO IT NOW!
Saturday, 19 September 2009
This is my friend Karen at Straffan weir, right at the start of the race.
If you ever get a chance to try white water kayaking or canoeing, give it a go.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Secondly, I am so chuffed that Gaelikaa from the fabulous Gaelikaa's Diary has given me an award. If you haven't visited Gaelikaa's blog yet then pop over there now. She brings India to life with her writing.
Since all the blogs I read have this award I am not going to pass it on at the moment but it means I will have to get out into the blogosphere and read some more so I can pass it on soon.
I am photoshopping my photos of the Lower Liffey Race and of The Liffey Descent so I will have a post about the races tomorrow (I hope) but for now I will leave you with this photo which made me smile. In case you don't recognise them, this couple are dressed as Smurfs. There are usually quite a few funny costumes and strange headgear at the Liffey Descent so pop in tomorrow to see some more pics.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
It got me thinking about my own wedding photos and I realised I don't even know where my album is. So my task for the weekend is to find the album and show it to my youngest DD who has never seen the photos before.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
OK, back to the award......... the rules are to list 5 things you are addicted to and then pass it on to 5 more bloggers, so here goes.
I am addicted to (in no particular order):
- Farmville on Facebook
- Starbuck's Skinny Latte
- Photographing my family and friends
- Digital Scrapbooking
- My homemade Nachos
I am going to pass this on to -
Monday, 17 August 2009
The fair was full of things to do. There were people dressed up as medieval characters, children's entertainers, art & craft workshops, archery and birds of prey demonstrations, face painting, acrobats, story telling, street theatre and of course plenty of stalls selling local crafts, speciality foods, coffee & tea and a mouth watering range of snacks. Unfortunately I left it too late in the day to get something tasty and all the strawberries & cream crepes were gone!
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Carrick castle was built by John de Courcy but has been added to and altered over the centuries. It is now open to the public and hosts many events throughout the year. The banqueting hall has been restored and there are many displays throughout the castle to show what life was like in medieval times.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
My OH looking out from Carrick Castle across Belfast Lough which he had kayaked across the previous week.
For more Wordless Wednesdays go here or here.
Photos of the Lughnasa Medieval Fair at the castle coming soon.
Friday, 31 July 2009
Check these out...
Don't you just love them.
So this week I am hooked on cupcakes, and I'll leave you with a shot of the delish cupcakes that I couldn't resist taking a pic of at St George's Market (and I couln't resist buying one either).
I went for the Raspberry & Lemon one and it was divine. So if you are ever in Belfast on a Saturday morning nip along to the Farmer's market and treat yourself.
This week I am taking part in the Hooked on Fridays blog party check it out here.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
If I understand it correctly I have to
- List 10 honest things about myself
- Pass the award on to 7 bloggers who I feel embody the spirit of the honest scrap and whose blogs I find brilliant in content
OK here goes.......
- I HAVE to start the day with a latte or I get grouchy
- I have a very short attention span ........... what I am supposed to be doing!
- My favourite holiday destination is Walt Disneyworld, Florida
- I am addicted to Bejewelled Blitz
- I really want a new camera, a Canon DSLR
- I love digital scrapbooking
- I spend far too much time on the internet for my own good
- I love nachos and fajitas and apple sour martinis on the rare occassions when I go out
- I never read a book twice
- Sometimes I like animals more than people
I am passing this on to..
Friday, 24 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
If you have any photos that you have done this kind of thing to I would love to see them, leave a a link in the comments if you want to share.
Monday, 13 July 2009
For this photo we had to get a vintage hand coloured look, I think it is not bad for a first attempt.
What do you think?
Saturday, 11 July 2009
I am doing an online Jessica Sprague course on Frame-Ups and Special Effects so will post some of the photos from it tomorrow.
What are your favourite things to do in PS or PSE? I would love to hear how you make your photos fun, funky and unique so please leave a comment if you want to share.