Monday, June 9, 2008

New Home Project

Leiny designed a Shaker Style Coat Rack and Marc made it for us last week, he cut the timber to size and used the De Walt router and jigsaw to shape them and define the edges. It is nine foot long and has eighteen hooks, six are double hooks. I picked up the pretty brass and ceramic hooks in Woodies store. Then he painted it with Dulux Satinwood. I could not wait to hang up some jackets and put some items on the shelf.

While working in the Garden I came across the bricks we got from a friend a few years ago. She has an eye for old ceramics and stones. I love this old junk yard find that has Athy Brick and Tile Co Ltd on it.

This is really the best time of the year, all the plants and flowers are growing during the almost eighteen hours of daytime, struggling to produce flowers which will in turn become the all important seeds. We can go for an hours walk at nine thirty in the evening. After the long walk this evening, our two black labradors, Mimi and Matilde, sat in the yard as dusk fell.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Flowers in Bloom 2

The iris(Blue Flag)by the pond is in full glory today
I love the way the dew stays on the leaves of Ladies Mantle

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Another Great Day on the Gordon Bennett Rally

Morris brought us cross country to the Heath this morning, we drove in convoy (one hundred and twenty cars, the oldest car was a 1911 Ford Model T) to the Moate of Ardscull and were joined by Lein and Grandad for the rally to Carlow and back to Athy

I stood by an Austin A35 today,and heard a story from my Dad, one which I am familiar with, a month before I was born my Dad was driving one of these, while my Mum heavily pregnant with me was a passenger, they rounded a bend to find some cattle running towards them, they crashed into a field and the car went down a 6 foot drop. I am pleased to be here 44 years later looking at one of those cars

This is a 1966 Land Rover S2, that spent much of its life in South Africa, now living in Laois

We had a pit stop in Kildare Town for photos and viewing

A beautiful 1959 Ford Zephyr

Leiny with the Award winning 1932 Austin 12/6 Saloon