Thursday, 31 May 2012
A couple of weeks during my usual browse around penpaloftheweek.com I came across a penpal interview with a girl from Germany who seemed so sweet I couldn't resist contacting her and asking her if she were interested in an Irish penpal.
To my delight she said yes, it was my first time every contacting someone from Julie's blog but I'm so happy I did now 'cause I've only just begun getting to know Jen (that's her name) and I already feel such a connection with her.
Here is the letter I received from her today, isn't the drawing so cute! >_<
I've also written my reply for Anne and I'm working a letter for Alex. So you both should have something in your letter boxes from me real soon. <3
On another note my flat pack cupboards arrived today after a torturous two month wait!! Michael and I put them together today, what do you think of our handy work? XD
Not bad, eh?
|Sorry about the mess, we're in the process of cleaning up|
after having our kitchen renovated.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Hey everyone, I'm still getting over a nasty cold but look what arrived this morning to cheer me up. .. . .. .
A package from Shannah over at Write before your eyes (check it out, her blog is great)
We have a mutual interest in the Titanic so I sent her the Irish Titanic Stamps and she sent me this book and although I don't usually read fiction I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one.
Thank you so much Shannah. Xx.
This letter from my dearest Yankee Doodle, Katie arrived too.. :)
I love her mail art and this deco tape envie is so unique and colourful. .. .
I love it.. Xx.
Check out more of her wonderful mail art on her blog...
Here is a letter from Anne in Denmark... (received this last week)
Such adorable stationary! Xx ^o^
Now a letter from picturesque Augusta, Maine and my amazing penpal, Alex. Xx.
Loving the Lunar New Year stamp.. :)
Finally another Canadian Titanic stamp for the collection, got this one from
a woman I met on Interpals, I sent her some Irish postcards in return.
She sent the stamp postcard too, isn't it magnificent. :)
Monday, 28 May 2012
In a nod to one of my favourite country's, the Gods of nail lacquer - OPI have created a Germany collection for Autumn/Winter 2012.
The collection consists of twelve new shades,
six shimmer and six crème.
Here they are. .. . .
|Don't Pretzel My Buttons.|
|My Very First Knockwurst|
|Berlin There, Done That.|
|Don't Talk Back To Me.|
|Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine.|
|Schnapps Out Of It!|
|Suzi & The 7 Düsseldorfs.|
|Danke - Shiny Red|
|Every Month Is Oktoberfest.|
|Deutsch You Want Me Baby?|
|German-icure by OPI.|
I'm loving Nein! Nein! Nine! OK Fine, Danke-Shiny Red,
Unfor-Greta-bly Blue and Every month is Oktoberfest.
Have you got any favourites yet?
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Here are the latest additions to my growing nail varnish collection.....
It's an addiction for which there is no cure!! XD
|First up is Gosh in Fairytale, NYC in midtown, the NYC glitter|
which is gorgeous btw is called Lights, camera, glitter and finally
Gosh in Deep Purple. Got the Gosh in a half price sale and NYC
is as cheap as chips anyway. ;)
|This is Models Own Tropical sun layered with|
NYC lights, camera, glitter.
|This is the OPI New York City Ballet petites collection, they|
are all really sheer (which I'm not a fan of) but soft pastels
are pretty much a necessity, right?
The colours are My pointe exactly (sheer grey), Don't touch
my tutu (white), Care to Danse? (lilac) and Pirouette my
Whistle (a silver sparkle)
|Finally its a Barry M glitter nail paint, this one is Hologram.|
Saturday, 26 May 2012
This isn't the most up to date mail update 'cause I haven't yet taken photos
of this weeks incoming due to work, being sick and bla, bla, bla....
I have no outgoing either this week due to the same
reasons but I hope to catch up with my letters again real soon.
|For my newest penpal, Jen in Germany. ^_^|
|For Meiju in Finland..|
|For Karen in New York, I have a feeling|
she'll love that envie.. >_<
|For Renate In Norway..|
|For Elisabeth in the Netherlands..|
|I actually mailed this one a few weeks back but forgot|
to share it with you so here it is now,
From me to my pal, Anne with love.. <3
|The back of Anne's envie..|
|Some postcards I mailed out recently.|
|Nom, nom, nom...|
Scones, strawberry jam and Irish tea...
Why?. .. .. 'cause it's YUMMY!
Friday, 25 May 2012
It's been about 3 weeks since my last post, (sorry about that) things have been hectic with work, doing some home improvements, visiting my uncle in hospital and to top it all off
I'm now as sick as a small hospital! Which really sucks 'cause for once the weather
is glorious here! :(
I want to kick off my posts again with an iPod pick of the week and I can not get this song out of my head since I heard it a week ago playing on the radio. I love it.
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
I will try and follow with some more posts soon. :)
Monday, 7 May 2012
Last week in the post I received this letter at first I didn't realise what it was 'cause I don't have any penpals from Belgium but then I remembered that I had organised a swap with a girl on Interpals by the name of Sarah and this mysterious letter was from her.
The deal was I would send her some Irish postcards and in return she would send me the 3D Belgian Titanic stamps and as promised here they are. :)
If you're from a country which has produced stamps to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic and would like to do a similar swap with me please don't hesitate to contact me.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Everybody loves a freebie so I thought I'd share with you some freebies I picked up yesterday at the store.
I got Marie Claire and InStyle magazine, both were just a little over €5.00 each. A little expensive for my taste since I don't purchase magazines on a regular basis but when I noticed the free products they were offering how could I resist?
Anyway I can use the oh so beautiful advertisements to make envies for my amazing penpals so it's win, win for me. .. . .. . Yeah!! :D
Marie Claire had a lip and cheek tint from the body shop. (8ml - full size)
It's worth £10.00 or €12.50 approx. and comes in two shades, Rose Pink and Bronze Glimmer.
I got the bronze glimmer but must admit I'll probably pick up the other on my way to work tomorrow. ;)
InStyle were offering three unique Nails Inc. shades worth £11.00 each or €13.50 approx.
The shades are Power Pink, Blue Bell and Peach Sorbet, I got Peach Sorbet (I adore peach and Coral shades) I may also be tempted to return to the store tomorrow to get more of these. :)
Here are the latest additions to my expanding nail varnish collection. :)
The OPI minis I bought yesterday at my local beauticians, Dutch Treats
was €12.00 and Best of the Best was €12.50.
My boyfriend treated me to the other nail polishes, aren't the pastel
Barry M shades gorgeous? I also adore Red Lights Ahead... Where?
it's such a beautiful colour. :)