Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Visiting: London 2012

I'm finally getting around to posting on our trip to London. First of all a Travel Mosaic of all the highlights: St Pancras International, Royal Hospital Chelsea, British Museum, British Library, Prince Edward Theatre, John Lewis Stratford City - Lego Olympic Stadium, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, Thames River Bus, Cutty Sark, St Paul's Church Covent Garden, Tate Britain, John Lewis Stratford City - Jelly Belly Queen Elizabeth.
For a special treat we stayed at the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel - It was wonderful and we had a good nose around the premium rooms off the Grand Staircase!
We travelled out to see the Olympic Park - getting a good view from the John Lewis Viewing Platform and spent a few happy hours in the London Transport Museum.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Covet Tuesday: Ikea Christmas - Julmys

Oh how I wish the Ikea Julmys Christmas range was in stock when we visited a few weeks back! I'm particularly drawn to the Wheat and Willow Wreaths - perfect for customising with your own Christmassy touches!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tchibo - Needle Set and Sewing Thread Set

My lovely sister-in-law was in Berlin over the Summer and brought me these sewing goodies from the wonderful Tchibo. I've been using the Sewing Thread Set (Nähgarn-Set) since to take up curtains and the Needle Set (Nadel-Set) has been invaluable - especially the heavy magnetised pin cushion - great for using in tandem with my sewing machine!   

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Covet Tuesday: Louise Rowe Pop-Up Fairytales

I've just come across these beauiful Pop-Up Fairytales from Paper-Engineer and Illustrator Louise Rowe. As a long-time lover of pop-up books I've just added Hansel and Gretel to my Amazon WishList.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Covet Thursday: Cath Kidston Christmas 2012

This year Cath Kidston's Christmas range features this sweet deer and lots of holly! I particularly like the Christmas Cards - might have to take a trip out to the shop in Dundrum next time I'm in Dublin!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Visiting: Firkin Crane, Shandon

 A few weeks ago we decided to visit The Firkin Crane as part of Cork Heritage Open Day. We were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of theatre and dance rehearsal spaces, culminating in the Joan Denise (at home) in the Firkin Crane Exhibition which documents the history of the Cork Ballet Company. Afterwards we had lovely coffee at Buttercup Cafe and took a walk around St Anne's Church and Graveyard Shandon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Covet Thursday: Marcel Wanders - Marks and Spencer

I first came across this Marcel Wanders Wood Egg Cup on Wheels for Marks and Spencer in the Saturday Times a while back so had a look on the M&S website for another look. It looks like there will be a Christmas Range too so I'm looking forward to seeing that in our local shop!