Tea: a hug in a mug !

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homemade soup...

"Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup ? Who soothes you when you are ill? who refuses to leave when you are impoverished and streches its resources to give a hearty sustenance and cheer? Who warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer? Yet who is also so capable of doing honour to your richest table and impressing your most demanding guests? Soup does its loyal best , no matter what undignified conditions are imposed on it - you dont catch steak hanging around when you are poor or sick, do you ?
-Judith Martin- (Miss Manners)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

An autumn walk with Aideen...

"Come , said the wind to the leaves one day ,
Come oèr meadows and we will play.
Put on your dresses scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow cold."
-a childrens song-

Friday, September 25, 2009

Aideens first prom !

Ok well technically it obviously was`nt Aideen going to the prom...but Nora`s son Kieran...and knowing Aideens secret wish the lovley young man asked Aideen to pose with him for a "pretend prom photo" thanks Kieran you made her day !!!! Luckily we had an fabulous evening for taking photos , a real Indian summer and everyone really enjoyed themselves...before we knew it we were waving Kieran and his stunning date on their way...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For my Seany...thankyou xx

Seany I made a wish...and you came true !

I`ve missed blogging !!!

BOY , have I MISSED blogging !!!! as you can see (ugh that photo...thanks Sean) , I`ve been sick...with shingles...dont ask, BUT today am up at last at happily clicking away again :o)

Of course the photos are (now) about 2 weeks old but never the less...so raise your cups to a few memories of the past couple of weeks...enjoy xx

Monday, September 7, 2009

Crafty women are they...

Yippee...my sanity has thus been restored ! Tonight our weekly craft meetings started back in our little ICA hall...and were we glad to see each other , lock ourselves in , Grannies and Mammies alike , have a chat , some tea and treats and of course crafting ! We are a higgley -piggeldy bunch of ladies from all walks of life , but we blend well...and those 3 hours restore our sanity till the following week . We were discussing tonight that its such a pity that "younger" women (I am the youngest member by 25 years granted) , are not into joining the ICA anymore...no offence taken ,we KNOW everyone associates us with "old wans" ,but Im here to tell you now , it couldnt be more different ! It makes me sad to think in years to come I could well be the only member left...hopefully by then more will have embraced the ,well , mend and make do policy...these bunch of ladies took me under their wing and its like visiting a room full of aunties every Monday night ,with our monthly meetings of course thrown in. As well as crafting , we do things for charities (at the moment we knit hats for preemie babies and also little t-shirts for babies in foreign countries and for christmas we are making lovley bandana-type pieces to give to the hospitals to give to the lady cancer patients)...we`re also planning our Christmas "do" a lovley meal in a hotel in the midlands , and plenty more...I could go on , I tell you if these "old" ladies can do this , can you imagine what the "young wans" could do???

Also , if you live in Ireland , join (yes, its free) : Pigsback.com : you can print out shopping coupons every couple of weeks , up to €17 worth ...so join up now, pictured are the coupons I printed out this evening ,between them Im going to save €7 on my shop , not bad for nothing :0)

Wish I had pics of Sean working in the garden with me today...but we were COVERED in muck , etc so camera remained indoors...we have pains were we didnt know we had muscles hee-hee and if the sun doth shine tomorrow he`ll be digging again !

Friday, September 4, 2009

a day in the life...

Ok , Daisy STILL thinks the potty is for everything only what its suppossed to be for !!!! Today its a fruit bowl...very creative (but funny) ! Sean has my kitchen table , and God knows my kitchen is tiny , taken over...fixing computers etc...but hes happy ! And when Seans not fixing computers and the like , Daisy is painting...after breakfast everyday...the new ritual...is it a wonder my house is always a mess??? Oh well , the day will come when I wish they were all small again back painting , so I shouldnt complain , but anay Mother out there will know that "aghhhhh" feeling LOL