Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Killiney Beach and memories of the 'DEBS'

Last Sunday we took a trip on the DART out to Killiney Beach. Haven't done that in absolutely years so it was fun to go back. I was sad to see the Killiney Court Hotel is no more - apartments have sprung up in its place. Another victim of that dim and distant memory - the 'Celtic Tiger' which is now more like a beraggled moggy. That was where I had my Deb's dance (debutantes ball/graduation etc etc) many moons ago - as did half of Dublin if I remember well. It was one of the few places which actively encouraged the business of those mad nights!! They had it down to a fine art - naff band, 80's disco (well actually it was the 80's!!) and even the breakfast was served promptly at 6am and then everyone was turfed out on the DART home....ah the memories!

Speaking of Debs, my lovely niece Laura had her own Debs last week. This makes me feel very old as I was her babysitter when she was a mere babe in arms. Debs dances are a much more sophisticated affair these days! Tantastic supermodels in designer frocks and stretch limos are the order of the day. Took a few shots just before she left to party...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Day in my life

That was the title of the class I taught today in Le Cheile, Donnycarney. We had fun with this kit from Cosmo Cricut (Earthlove) as we created this fun cartoonish type of layout using some funky stamps I picked up last year in Belfast.

In the journaling tag I wrote about my Thursday routine as this is how it's going to be for a few months as I'm beginning a new college course in Commercial Photography tomorrow. Wish me luck - must be crazy as if I haven't got enough to do! But anyway -sometimes you have to try new things ;-)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sneak Peaks 'A Day in My Life'...

This weekend I will be teaching a class in Le Cheile, Donnycarney called 'A day in my life'.. based on the principle of paper piecing. I've always loved the style of Claudine Hellmuth so when I saw these papers they seemed like the perfect accompaniment to a paper piecing project. Hope you can join us. Contact me to book a place or for more information check out Scrapbooking.ie here

Friday, September 04, 2009

Micheal Jackson's Birthday- 'Beat it' Flash Mob

I love these darn things...would love to witness one in real life! Heck I'd like to dance in one in real life ;-)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Script..

I was just over on Kate's blog and she posted up about The Script - one of Ireland's hottest bands who are now supporting U2 and Paul McCartney. I hadn't heard of them until last year when she brought them to my attention on her blog. Now they are one of my favourite bands having seen them live at Take That and U2 this Summer. I couldn't resist posting this...;-) Isn't he a little cutie..