Friday, 25 June 2010

The month of June in one post !

I really regret not posting more often, cos I have been busy during this month, so I have now spent a few hours tyding up photos and I know this post is gonna be long !

For start, June is my Wedding Anniversary month. On the 12 of June, 12 years ago:

We just couldnt celebrate it like every year, going out for a meal, it's 12 years on the 12th, come on ! So I booked a weekend away, in Youghal, Co Cork, kids included though.

On the day we arrived, we headed straight to Fota Wildlife Park. That place is amazing, it doesnt have as many animals as Dublin Zoo, but they are so tamed and so close to people that it's sooo worth it !!

Black Swan:

My beloved Giraffes, I was so close that I just wanted to pet them!


Hairy Monkeys:

Maras, which look like a cross between a rabbit and a deer:

The lazy kangaroo:


A walabi (I think):


Animals are so tamed that they would feed from your hand:

A Red Panda:


The pelicans are so funny, and so big, nearly the size of J !!

3 Mrs Peacocks:

That evening, we dropped by " The 100 Acre Woods " for dinner, all the family had had an input in the cooking, everything was deliciously prepared, and I had a chance to cuddle baby Roo !

Next day, on the day of our anniversary, we headed to Ballymaloe cookery school, we walked in the gardens, it's a beautiful place. I just wish that the day I win the lotto, to come back and do the full cookery course, just for the joy of it !

In the evening, DH and I had a romantic dinner at the hotel...Tigger kindly collected the girls and brought them back a few hours later. It was so relaxing to have a meal and conversation without interruptions...the restaurant was facing the beach. After the meal, we went for a walk at the beach, it was very romantic ! And we took this pic:

On the Sunday, after breakfast and a short visit to the beach, we visited Tigger at the Carboot sale, and just before we left, we took this pic:

And on our way home, we stopped by Cobh for lunch. We found this restaurant with a terrace facing the sea

We had a lovely weekend, weather was on our side ! it was a weekend to remember :o)

During the month of June, we also went to the Sheep Shiering Championships, I didnt bring my camera, but it was a small fair,not what I expected, but the shiering competitions was fun to watch though !!

We also went to "Bloom" It was a miserable day, it didnt stop raining !! but I enjoyed the day, even though didnt make much of the gardens exhibition.

Then, it was Father's day:

On the same day of the Kildare County Show. Other years I have entered the cakes competition, but this year I didnt. Some pics of the day, it was a very sunny day:

Alpacas.I see these guys every week, and I think they're mega cute.

A beared dragon, which I wasnt allowed to hold :o(

I have also been busy with a big order of cards and some personalised ones:

These are this year's teachers cards:

A LO in a canvas:

I have also been crochetting non stop, and I made these 2 blankets for my girls:

I'm now working on another blanket, and waiting on a delivery of lovely cotton wool for my next projects.

I've also been felting !!! made some scarves, and already sold my first 4 !! yipeee !! Im currently working on more felting that I can put aside for a little while the papercrafts :o)

It has taken hours to finish this post, blogger pic uploading has been acting up,Im not a happy bunny...well, actually, I am, cos this is the end of this post....

Next time, I will be posting pics of my feltmaking....


Kiki x


  1. Que lindas todas las tarjetas que haces!! Cuando me case (jeje que quien sabe hasta cuando!) te las encargo a vos desde Irlanda jajaja Saludos a Seamus y a las chicas

  2. Happy (Belated) anniversary. I am glad you made a special celebration of it. I love Fota, wish we lived nearer. We didn't get to see the red panda any of the times when we were there :-(. Well done to the Tiggers for feeding you and also giving you a night out on your own. Gosh, little Roo has grown since I saw him!
    Was the sheep shearing mechanical or with clippers? I remember once going to meet someone in the country, and I was early I parked the car and went walking. I heard a noise I just couldn't work out as I walked up a lane, turned out to be the farmer shearing his sheep.
    Beautiful crocheted blankets - real heirloom stuff! And congratulations on selling your scarves. I'll look forward to your felting post.

  3. Help - what happened to my comment.
    First, congratulations (belated) on the wedding anniversary. Well done for making a special celebration of it. And well done to the residents of the 100 Acre Wood for helping out. Gosh, little Roo has grown so much since I last saw him.
    Love Fota - but lucky you, we've never managed to see the red panda, and it's my favourite. Well, maybe tied with the lemurs...
    Beautiful blankets, real heirloom stuff.
    Well done on selling your scarves, I'll look forward to seeing your felting post.
    I think that was everything I said in the comment that disappeared. Got to dash, time for the NCT.

  4. Sabrina, it didnt dissapear :o) Shearing was both mechanical and manual, sheep looked relieved :O)
    There's more than 1 red panda, think there are 3.
    Good luck in your NCT x

  5. We passed!! First time we've passed first time, although once they refunded the re-test when I appealed.
    I realised when I posted the second comment that you had moderation ennbled - too busy multi-tasking to notice it first time :D.
    Enjoy your weekend - your summer! The girls must be almost finished school if not already out.

  6. Happy Belated Anniversary kiki,I love all your photos cards and crochet would love to see your felt pieces too :)

  7. Happy Belated Anniversary to you and DH. Your girls have grown so much! Your work is fantastic, always an inspiration!

  8. First of all many congratulation on your wedding anniversary.
    Your photos are gorgeous and your work amazing!!
    Hope you are keeping well Kiki :-)