Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Explanation for my extended absence from blogging

I'm sure the majority of my followers are totally unaware why I suddenly dropped off the blogging scene more than twelve months ago and I'm here to tell you all now just why that was.

Last September I discovered that I was pregnant to my and my partners great delight. During my pregnancy I kinda lost all interest in all my favourite things, snailmail, blogging. Etc. . . .

FYI pregnancy was not the joyous pleasant time I'd always imagined! Your skin does NOT glow. In fact its the total opposite, its dry one minute and oily the next. You're constantly tired. Your urine is like currency to every doctor and nurse you meet. You swell up like a human balloon!

To make things worse I got gestational diabetes that coupled with an insatiable craving for everything sweet, is not good.

And hands up whoever has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. Isn't it a bitch! Those of you who don't know what it is, it's basically when the blood veins in your wrists are choked by swelling and your hands in turn swell and become numb making the simplest of tasks impossible! This caused me so many sleepless nights, I wouldn't wish the condition on my worst enemy!

But fear not it isn't all doom and gloom. All this brought me my darling, beautiful, handsome, son. Who was born after a fourteen hour labour (I took every drug under the sun to relieve the pain - once it wouldn't harm my baby boy)

So. . . . Let me introduce to you the apple of my eye, Michael Timothy Kearney Junior... <3

Monday, 3 September 2012

Pin up mail art sneak peek!

Here is some mail art I've been working on, I'm not totally over the moon
with it but hey you win some ya loose some!

They haven't all been fully completed and may get scrapped yet!

What do my wonderful followers think? :)

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This is one of my favourites.

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Come Fly With Me... ;)

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My least favourite, I think she looks completely nuts!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

One content little Kitty...

I found this little kitty about a week ago wandering around the road, he was so friendly he came right over to me and allowed me to pick him up. The poor thing was absolutely famished, was all dirty and had some cuts up under his chin so I took him home, gave him some loving, a good meal, a place to sleep and wormed him. (his tiny belly was a little hard indicating he was infected and nobody like worms)

I've kept an eye out for any missing posters or ads in the local papers incase somebody owned him. Although clearly he wasn't being cared for properly I also had to take into account that he may have wandered and gotten into this state while missing. But luckily for me there has been nothing and so I'm keeping him and giving him a forever home. :)

Looks like he's loving his new home.

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Oliver napping with his new friend, Clarence, the bird's eye bear!
 


Monday, 27 August 2012

In the mail..

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My little bundle of mail.. :)
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A letter from close pal, Alex... <3
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Such cute stationary and a post card from Alex. I love moose.. >_<


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This letter is from Meiju in Finland.. <3
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Outgoing postcards from the beautiful Emerald Isle to one certain postcard addict. :)
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Ratatouille.. Anybady who knows me knows I adore animated movies.



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Big Shrek fan - keeping this one for Halloween.
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Good Luck Chuck.




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My best friend's girl.
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This is more Michael's sorta movie but still a goody none the less. :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

iPod Pick!

So as you can see I've changed the name of this little segment of my blog, why? 'Cause I suck at updating it on a weekly basis as originally planned. I did consider scrapping it all together but every once in a while there's a song that I just can not get outta my head and I feel the need to share it with you guys.

This is one of those songs and the song that has saved the renamed iPod pick.

It is Calvin Harris feat Example - We'll be coming back.


I can't get enough of Example at the moment so here's another one from 'em.
Example - Changed the way you kissed me.


Happy Birthday, Jen!

Here is a package I sent to Jen in Germany recently. Her birthday was actually
July 21st but as per usual I was late!! I know, I know, I'm so ashamed but hey
better late than never right?

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From Ireland with love.. <3


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Ready to be mailed. :)

I was so anxious to get the package out in the mail I neglected to take a
picture of the inside of the package. Luckily Jen took one so I nicked it!
Here it is....

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The inside of the package.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Outgoing mail, finally!

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Letter for Carmen.

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For my dear Yankee Doodle. <3

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For Nicole.

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Another Alice in Wonderland envie for Karen.

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Winnie the Pooh for Meiju.

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Elisabeth's letter.

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For Fiona.

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This one was sent back to me for some reason but I will repost today.





























































































































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A pen pal request going to Oz.

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The back of the letter bound for Oz.

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A well over due package for Yankee Doodle... <3