Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
and........ the winner of the Marley and Lockyer clay gift tags/discs is.... Amanda from Homely One
Congrats Amanda....please email me with your address etc so I can post the goodies to you.
Thanks for taking part everyone....I love giving things away!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
....and it's now eliminated the problem of it being warmer outside the house than in!
Pic by MONT
MONT took a couple of photos while the installer was here, but they all turned out like this or worse. Unfortunately, he hasn't quite mastered the art of staying still while taking a photograph yet.
Don't forget the giveaways I have for you this week...for my readers from the US and Canada, a $50 gift voucher from one of CSN's 200 plus online stores...and for everyone else, the gorgeous Marley and Lockyer clay gift tags...
All you have to do is leave a comment on any post this week...and your name will go into the draw...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
When I saw them I knew I had to have some to accompany the Christmas gifts I'll be buying over the next few months...and I ordered a couple of extras so I could offer them to one of my lovely Aussie readers...seeing the CSN Giveaway is only on offer to US and Canadian readers.
See, I told you I'd have something for my Aussie visitors!
If you'd like to be eligible to win them, just leave a comment (as many as you like) on any post over the next week. I'll draw the winner on Wednesday, 28th July.
Get to it
Monday, July 19, 2010
We're counting down the hours until the house is toasty again.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The one we've chosen is the Heat and Glo AT-Supreme. It's a balanced flue gas log fire and it looks pretty darn good...and we got a good deal on it too.
I can't tell how just how relieved we are here at Number 10. All of us, dogs and cat included.
So, no more freezing nights and mornings. No more dogs trying to crowd onto the couch with us to keep warm. I think we're going to be very toasty!
Monday, July 12, 2010
OK, it's recipe time gals...but not necessarily for human consumption. This is for critters.
Some years back I had the good fortune to come across a blog called "What I Cooked Last Night" written by Kitchen Hand. I found his wonderful blog by way of an article about food blogs in the Age Newspaper.
Kitchen Hand is located in Melbourne and at one time, took in greyhounds, sort of like a foster parent, before a full time carer/owner could be found.
He also suggests some raw bones, like chicken frames, for them to chew on, a can or two of home brand sardines and a marrow bone each week to clean their teeth.
Friday, July 9, 2010
This doesn't look too bad...a design by The Wardrobe Guy.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
That's because the standard double bed mattress is 138cm wide and an IKEA double bed is only 135cm
The reason, and I'm speculating here, is so you'll be encouraged to buy an IKEA mattress, which will fit. I'm guessing they also want you to buy IKEA sheets, doona covers and pillow slips as well.
I only found this out today, when a (very angry and disappointed) friend purchased a new IKEA bed for their daughters birthday and discovered the new mattress they bought from another store didn't fit.
It wouldn't be so bad, except IKEA doesn't advertise or notify customers their beds are a different size, they just expect you to know what the measurements are.
Also, if you do buy a bed from IKEA, make sure you pick up the timber slats (at extra cost) as well, because they aren't included in the cost of the bed either.
I love IKEA. I have quite a few pieces of furniture from there and love wandering around the store when I have a spare hour or so to see what ideas they can give me. Love it! But I won't be buying a bed from them anytime soon
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
To the old Glandore Cemetery
This is the little gate that leads you into the cemetery which MONT and I wandered through early one morning. The stone work was amazing!
This is the view from the back yard of the Bay View B&B where he stayed. The water was so blue and the sky so clear we felt like we were in a postcard. In fact many people couldn't believe just how warm (hot) and clear it was. In Ireland, 19-22 degrees celsius is considered hot.
So there you have it. Glandore. A place well worth visiting if you're ever in Ireland. In fact all of the places we saw in West Cork were worth a visit.
Monday, July 5, 2010
We had a wonderful time in Ireland and the wedding was just terrific...all 48 hours of it.
Yep, the Irish (and the Aussie contingent) really know how to celebrate....I think Glandore and it's residents will take some time to recover though....
Anyway, it's good to be home and back into a routine...sort of. I'll have some more photos through the week and promise not to bore you with too many.