Saturday, 10 July 2010

Cathedral living

So we'll be here for a while, in our big, blue cathedral, with lots of books and time and swimming, hopefully. (That's the lovely piscine right behind our emplacement! They referred to it as Votre Emplacement, even after a four year absence!) Back in time for 30th July Giveaway, which will be drawn in Poppy's playhouse to facilitate photos of curtains! Hope you're all having a restful, blessed time!
If you had a tiny free moment, you might visit PC's thinking space and leave him a little encouragement!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Giveaways- two of them!

The first one is a complete cheat, because Pom Pom has given away some lovely, beautiful, gorgeous things to ME! And we found them as we raced through the front door on our way to the back door in the usual Irish summer sprint to the washing line. Oh did this parcel brighten my grey day!

I have named the nearly Modigliani girl Laure, muse of Petrarch. She will be coming on holiday with us, and her adventures in France will be posted on our return!

And thinking of our return made me think of coming home from Provence last year and beginning a blog and listing the ten things I had loved and posting photos of the cupcake river we made in tribute to the Haribo factory.

And so, in true blog fashion, d'apres ce que j'ai entendu, leave a comment before 30th July. This will be fraise lachrymose's first birthday, and the strawberries and I will draw the recipient of a little bundle of tea things, cupcake things, word things. Pom Pom, you can obviously enter, but there will also be the July edition of Country Living beginning its trans-Atlantic journey this week!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Measure twice?

It might be that an impending departure on holiday was the impetus, or that I have had absolutely no ideas whatsoever for a blog post, so mundane have been the holidays so far. I have however finally made a start on the five curtains for Poppy's playhouse.

She will be eight while we are away. Last year we went to the Disney Store and bought a High School Musical outfit that they wrapped up with magic pixie dust. This year will not compare!

I did measure more than twice, and have so far cut once. The material I love; it's Ikea's Vitaminer Hjarta and the background is actually white. The light in here is just mellow and quiet. Just like the house with sleeping strawberries- hope yours is too!

Time stands still

 Hello! Sending you all lots of love from Northern Ireland, where nothing much changes just as everything changes, as usual. Time has stood ...