Friday, 16 March 2018


Morning all how are you ? We have an Internet issue at the moment which means this post is coming via my phone so it won't be long given the lack of a decent keyboard nevertheless a lack of wifi isn't going to stop my weekly ritual of clocking the positives in the week.  Newsflash - it's mended - for the moment so without further ado 

So first up an impromptu gift from Lil Sis I've been after a decent quality make up brush for quite some time so this was a brilliant present thank you! 

Next up my new candlesticks. Having read a fair number of Danish living magazines and books recently I knew I wanted a little more candlelight in the house. I had considered a new candelabra but came across these in Ikea recently and they are now an evening ritual that we've been doing over the last few weeks.

I've also started trying to increase the number of house plants I have. I've never been very good at house plants if im honest but a colleague got me intrigued and I've been buying plants that I like since, I'm happy to report they are all still hanging on in there

My Dina Wakley mixed media journal has been fun to play in recently, I've got quite a few 'prepared' pages and I'm enjoying my Posca paint pens too

I love how the canvas pages fray

The weekend meant rugby time, unfortunately England had another bad match and we now know that Ireland will be crowned winners even though they haven't finished playing all the matches yet. 

However, being from Irish decent it is a result I'm more than happy with (although don't mention it to hubby). 

Mother's Day - I enjoyed spending a little bit of time with this amazing lady! 

Said 17 year old was working, so hubby dropped me off with Mum and then went to visit his own.  Mum had made some fresh scones and provided a rather naughty breakfast!

Said 17 year old brought me some beautiful flowers on Saturday

And on Sunday I was absolutely gobsmacked to receive my very own Niffler.  Followers of Harry Potter and all things magical will recognise him from Magical Beasts film.  He comes out of the case  and is fantastic and said 17 year old spent his own money on him bless him, way above what he needed to spend but very much appreciated. 

And a lovely card, I felt very spoilt. 

As I've been having a bit of a tough time recently hubby went and picked this up on Monday when it came out, a thoroughly fun film which didn't hurt my brain cells!  I can highly recommend

I doodled in my journal again this week, tweaking some lyrics to a favourite track, they seemed appropriate at the moment. 

I've been trying to give my poor frazzled brain a rest this week, I was advised by a lovely friend to take each day as it comes and stop trying to over think things - I think she has a point. 

I'm hoping I can start putting things together going forward, but we shall see how I fair.  Since I've stopped I've come down with some sort of lurgy, not lay down poorly just not right.  I'm hoping whatever it is will leave me be as I start to try and work through things. 

I hope you've had a good week, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, pop back link up and i will come and visit.  


  1. I haven't seen Fantasic Beasts yet, but your niffler is gorgeous! as are the tulips. Hope you feel better soon and have a good week without stress!

  2. Isn't it lovely to have candles and plants in your house. It is very popular in Holland too. My mum still lights her candles every evening and she doesn't draw the curtains as the Dutch don't do that. But she has net curtains so it still feels cozy. And the house is full of plants and flowers. I wish I could get flowers. Mum has bunches of tulips and bunches of daffodils which brighten up the room. Yes, a bunch of daffodils will brighten the room and your mood. Try it.
    It was sooo sweet of said 17 yr old to give you the Niffler. He looks very beautifully made. A real treasure. And paid from his own money. Bless him.
    I've seen the trailer of Paddington. I know the story as My son (40 yrs ago) was given a Paddington Bear and we wanted to get him the book too. So there is an Italian man who really loves Paddington. I wouldn't be surprised if he would buy the DVD too.
    Your journal is lovely and very much from the heart too. Well done for trying to get that out of your system.
    Take care,

  3. Hi Virginia. Your lad certainly knows what will please you. I'm glad you had a good Mothering Sunday.
    I love your candles. The last time I lit candles like those was on a buffet table at one of my little music evenings. Unfortunately I got lost in the music and forgot the candles until I smelled the smoke. It was a glass table so the damage was confined to the table cloth, and there was ash on the remains of the food! Now I am careful to only light them in the room I am in!
    Your mum's scones look delicious,and the film looks fun.
    I am sorry you are struggling with life/work right now. I hope you are able to work through the problems and soon start to feel better. Kate x

  4. My highlight this week was receiving your wonderful creepy elephant card:D Thank you so much I love it XXX (and your journal pages are looking amazing)