Monday, 7 November 2011

A Dragon Boat race!!

I was asked to be the drummer on a Dragon Boat for a charity Race, I of course said yes, however I had never seen a dragon boat before and had no idea what I had just signed up for!
I think if I had I may have had second thoughts!
To say the my position on the boat was precarious is an understatement!
It was fantastic fun though and as a crew of complete novices we did pretty good! We won 2 out of 4 races and we were all very proud of ourselves and very exhilarated!!
In the video (taken by my sweet man cycling along the dock until a building got in his way) we are the boat closest to the dock and winning all the way!

A trip to the theatre

We had a fabulous evening in the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin at "Donka, A letter to Chekov" It was a stunning production, very powerful.

I was quite overwhelmed at the end!

A New Addition to the Sitting Room

I went for tea and cake to a little coffee shop / antiques shop in Glaslough village (in County Monaghan) with my Mum. It's a great little spot called Ambledown Cottage, the coffee is great and I always spot a curiosity that gives me the "will I, won't I?" moment. So on my most recent trip, I immediately fell in love with this..............

The Castle Leslie Estate is right beside Ambledown Cottage, the ivy was stunning. This is the lodge house, the castle is a little further on and fabulous. My sister got married there and it's always a treat to stay for special occasions.

In her new home.

Rubenstein tours NewYork

Whilst in New York I came across a plush stripey rabbit in MOMA and decided he was the rabbit to see my new nephew Ruben James through his early years.
He's quite a dashing rabbit and had a great time sight seeing with us.

Going for Breakfast in the Village.

Where's Rubenstein?

On the high line, taking it all in.

Rubenstein takes his first flight.

Ruben waiting on Rubenstein....

New York City Baby

Ok, so I took my guy to New York as a buying assistant for my store, Dirty Fabulous. It rocked.

The awesomeness that is The Rockefeller Building in all its Art Deco splendour!