Sunday, August 21, 2011

Curracloe beach

Leiny walking on Curracloe beach, County Wexford (where Saving Private Ryan was filmed).

Ireland has experienced the coldest summer in 50 years.

The sky and sea were ever changing blues and greys.

Big hugs,


Monday, August 15, 2011

Living room makeover

The living room has had a complete makeover, gallery white on the walls and all the mexican pine furniture painted satinwood white. New crisp white curtains on the door and window. Clean and fresh for the Autumn. Gog and Magog were dusted down and inspired the colour scheme. Leiny's Interim exhibition prints were hung. It was a welcome distraction during the unseasonally cool summer we are experiencing.

Big hugs,


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Supper

Fresh Melon with lemon balm leaves (melissa officinalis) and nasturtium flowers set the tone for a summer supper. Of course every Irish home serves new potatoes and fresh garden peas for main course at this time of year.

Leiny was busy in the afternoon with last of the season fresh strawberries

creating Strawberries and Cream cupcakes from the Primrose bakery recipe book.

Hope you are enjoying the summer harvests.

Big hugs,


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tea for two

Cath Kidston cups, saucers, tea pot and tea cosy (all birthday gifts) make tea time fun.

I love a pot of Earl Grey poured while it is not too strong and a good dash of milk.

How do you take yours?

Big hugs,