Monday, 1 October 2012

ROCKY ROADS


Oh hello my lovely blogging friends, I am sorry for not catching up with you all, Im just going through a bit of a hard time at the moment, thank god its not my health or my marriage!!! Life is full of ups and downs and Im trying to stay positive and get back to normal, so once again my apologies and hopefully I will be back to normal soon and doing some more posts.  When life throws curve balls at me im inclined to do drastic things so dont be surprised if you may not recognise me in the not to distant future!!!!! I get boared very easily and love a change.  I hope you are all well and enjoying the autumn its a really beautiful season, big kisses from me and bluebell xxxxx leonie


NEW VINTAGE DRESS ( Well not really new but you know what I mean).


I got this dress in a fabulous vintage shop here in Dublin, its not a colour I often wear but I couldnt resist it.






the bad is a vintage clutch I got in PARIS, I love it.
























the shoes are new and so so high I got them in NEW LOOK.



PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ANY CURLING TIPS MUCH APPRECIATED.


I tried to curl my hair on Saturday night before I went out I left these curlers in for a few hours but they hardly made much of a difference, I had been watching SEX AND THE CITY on Friday night and of course decided then that I needed curls like CARRIES!!! I was even toying with the idea of a PERM!! Any tips on curling would be so much appreciated, I saw lots of curling Irons in the shops but not sure which are the best ones to buy, I really would be grateful for any tips on this subject, Im not very talented at doing my hair.  big thanks xx leonie



BEFORE
AFTER THREE HOURS OF CURLERS IN, NOT REALLY MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. !!!

Monday, 17 September 2012

INDIAN SUMMER

Im so so sorry my lovely friends ,  I have been just so busy in work since coming back from holidays that I havent had much of a chance to catch up with your blogs, I feel so terrible about this, we are down staff as some are still away on holidays but hopefully soon things will get back to normal and I will get more time to catch up with you all,  thank you all for your lovely comments , they really do make me feel so good and I cant thank you enough for this, Im always so hard on myself and am trying to change this and your kind comments help me do this.  We had an INDIAN SUMMER last weekend and I did get a chance to relax and get some nights out I hope you like the photos, bisous mes amis xxx leonie


WHAT A TAN!!!!! WELL I CHEATED  ITS FAKE OF COURSE, I NEVER TAN NATURALLY, I GOT A SPRAY TAN I LOVED IT AND IT LASTED ABOUT A WEEK. 

















THIS DRESS WAS LAST SEASONS BUT I DIDNT GET MUCH OF A CHANCE TO WEAR IT LAST SUMMER THE WEATHER WAS SO BAD SO I WORE IT LAST WEEKEND,





















THIS IS THE NEWEST ARRIVAL OF MY EXTENDED FAMILY, HER NAME IS PETRA AND SHE IS 3 MONTH OLD WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER, SHE IS MY SISTERS NEW LITTLE PUPPIE AND JUST ADORABLE MY LITTLE PRINCESS BLUEBELL WASNT TOO HAPPY BUT NOW IS GETTING USE TO HER SHE HAS REALISED SHE IS HERE TOO STAY.


SATURDAY NIGHT




IM NEVER SURE ABOUT WEARING ONE ARMED DRESSES, ALWAYS GET LOTS OF WISE CRACKS!!! BUT I LOVE THIS MICHAEL KORS DRESS I GOT IN FLORIDA ITS JUST SO COMFY AND YOU CANT REALLY GO WRONG WITH THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS.



























I GOT THIS GORGEOUS FAKE HERMES CLUTCH IN SPAIN LAST WEEK, I KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE FUNNY ABOUT FAKE PRODUCTS, BUT I COULDNT RESIST THIS, IT IS A GREAT SIZE TOO.
















WE HAD A GREAT SATURDAY NIGHT, HAD A PARTY TOO GO TO AND ENJOYED IT TOO MUCH!!!!









MY WONDERDUL MOTHER. LOVE HER.



HAVE A GREAT WEEK MY FRIENDS, BIG KISS FROM BLUEBELL AND LEONIE XXX  BISOUS.



Wednesday, 5 September 2012

IM BACK AND STILL BLONDE!!!!

Hello My lovely friends, Iv been absent for a bit as I was away visiting my sister in law who lives in Spain, my husband and I went with my dear father in law too (my gorgeous mum in law passed away in february) and he is a broken man, bur this holiday did him a world of good and we had great fun together,  but  we missed our beloved TINA so much, she was an amazing woman full of life who adored her children and grandchildren so it was sad that she missed  out on special times like this,  but we all did enjoy ourselves.  As you can see my hair is still blonde I mentioned in my last post I was going back to dark and I was literally on my way to the hairdressers when someone made a bit of a nasty comment and it put me right off doing it, so i just stayed blonde, I was so disappointed with myself for not going through with it but maybe next time!! Below just a few photos that I took just before I went on holidays, Im not usually one for leggings but I was having a bad fake tan week so I found these at the back of my closet and teamed them up with a peach floral one shoulder top, I had to add my favourtie faux leather jacket too, I love this jacket, Hope you are all well, sorry for not being doing any comments my husband just refuses to let me blog while we are away, so I will be so looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to, thanks so much for your lovely comments I so appreciate every one of them, big kiss my lovely friends, xx leonie





STILL BLONDE, MUCH TO MY REGRET!!!










ADDED MY FAVOURITE GOLD WATCH AND VINTAGE GOLD CLUTCH






BIG KISSES AND MUCH LOVE MY LOVELY FRIENDS, XXX LEONIE

Thursday, 23 August 2012

BYE BYE BLONDIE.

Hello sweeties, I hope you are all having a great week, iv nearly made up my mind to go back to  dark hair !!! Im just finding the blonde hair very hard to keep, it fades so quickly and really just destroys my hair, so iv booked an appointment for tomorrow and have nearly made up my mind,  i may chicken out though!!!! My husband preferes me blonde!!!! Anyway pardon my hair in these photos, roots just awful, I hope you like my two new fans for my collection, I got them as presents from very kind friends who have been away on holidays, I have quite a collection now but I use them all the time and always carry one in my bag, great for sticky situations.!!!! Big kisses my sweets, Leonie


THIS GORGEOUS FAN CAME FROM ITALY, I LOVE THE COLOURS IN IT.

LOVE THIS ONE TOO, I HAVE WELL TRAVELLED FRIENDS THIS CAME FROM EGYPT.





HAD A DINNER DATE LAST NIGHT WITH SOME FRIENDS JUST WORE THIS OUTIFT, ITS ACUTALLY A DRESS BUT THE WEATHER WAS PRETTY DISMAL SO I ADDED THE BLACK TSHIRT OVER IT TO SUIT THE WEATHER. 











LAST DAYS OF BLONDE!!!!






HAVE A GREAT WEENKEND MY DARLINGS, HOPEFULLY I WILL HAVE A NEW HAIR COLOUR ON MY NEXT POST, UNLESS THE HUSBAND GETS HIS WAY AND I STAY BLONDE!!!! BIG KISS FROM BLUEBELL AND  LEONIE.  XXXXX

Sunday, 19 August 2012

INTO THE WEST TO SEE INDIA!!!!!

Well my lovelies,  I must admit to  cheating a bit about the heading I actually spent the weekend with  my sister who lives in the west of IRELAND and her family and Her litte girl is named INDIA,  hence the name of the title (  mind you I would love to see INDIA one day).  We had such an amazing time, the village she lives near had a festival this weekend, called CRINNIU NA MBAD, which  is Irish  for the GATHERING OF THE BOATS.  It is held each August and there is singing and dancing and way too much eatting and drinking!!!  So im  Definitely back to my diet tomorrow, we also went spent  a day out at another local attration  BUNRATTY CASTLE,  it is a fabulous place which shows day to day life from  years ago and the whole village is a replica of an old irish village with thatched cottages, farms, shops and schools.  Its really beautifully done and we had a truly lovely time,  as it is also coming up to the anniversary of my dear Fathers  death so for this reason to  it was extra special for us to spend some nice time together.  I hope you have all had good weekends too, I cant wait to catch up with what you have all been doing, big kiss my darlings, xx leonie


MY DEAR MUM AND MY BEAUTIFUL NIECE CHLOE OUTSIDE ONE OF THE THATCHED COTAGES AT BUNRATTY, THESE HOUSES ARE STILL VERY POPULAR IN IRELAND AND ARE SO WARM AND COSY, I HAVE HOLIDAYED IN THEM OVER THE YEARS AND THEY ARE REALLY LOVELY AND SUCH A HUGE PART OF OUR HERITAGE.

 I HAD TO KEEP MY HAT ON AS MY HAIR IS JUST SO AWFU AT THE MOMENT, IM SO UNDECIDED AS TO WHAT COLOUR I WANT TO GO NEXT SO I HAVENT GOTTEN MY ROOTS DONE.   I KNEW I WAS GOING TO BE DOING A LOT OF WALKING TO SO I WORE FLATS , JUST AS WELL AS WE WALKED FOR HOURS,



ENTRANCE WAY TO ONE OF THE THATCHED COTTAGES.
THESE DOGS ARE IRISH WOLFHOUNDS AND ARE THE TALLEST DOGS IN THE WORLD, THEY ARE NOTORIOUSLY FRIENDLY AND THESE TWO NAMED GRAINNE AND FINN (OLD IRISH NAMES) WERE REALLY LOVELY DOGS.


INSIDE ONE OF THE COTTAGES, THIS ROOM IS CALLED THE PARLOUR AND IT WAS USED FOR GUESTS.



THE GANG OF US ON THE MAIN STREET IN BUNRATTY, THIS IS ONLY SOME OF MY FAMILY (THERE IS A LOT OF US, IM ONE OF SIX CHILDREN AND THEY ARE ALL MARRIED WITH KIDS OF THERE OWN NOW)
  




 MY BEAUTIFUL NEICES, CHANEL AND ELIZABETH, WE HAD SO MUCH FUN. THEY ARE GREAT GIRLS AND I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.




ANOTHER ONE OF MY GORGEOUS NIECES THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN INSIDE THE CASTLE.




MY DARLING AND I.


BLUEBELL WAS DEFINITELY NOT A FAN OF SWIMMING, THE SUN ACTUALLY SHONE ON SATURDAY , IT WAS SO NICE AS  WE GOT TO WEAR OUR SUMMER CLOTHES.



EXCUSE THE MESS OF MY HAIR, IM SO UNDECIDED AS TO WHAT COLOUR TO GO SO  I HAVENT GOTTEN MY ROOTS DONE, IM THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK DARK AGAIN.!!
 


SUNNING MYSELF RARE OCCURRENCE THIS SUMMER!!!!!


     


ON SATURDAY NIGHT WE WENT TO A LOCAL PUB AND HAD A FANTASTIC TIME THE PLACE WAS FULL OF TOURISTS IN FOR THE FESTIVAL AND THERE WAS A BAND PLAYING A MIXTURE OF IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND POP TOO. GREAT NIGHT WAS HAD BY ALL. I WORE A VINTAGE DRESS I GOT RECENTLY.












OF COURSE MY LITTLE PRINCESS HAD A GREAT TIME SHE LOVES VISITING GALWAY WERE MY SISTER LIVES,  THERE IS LOTS OF SPACE FOR HER TO RUN FREELY ABOUT AND LOTS OF KIDS TO GIVE HER KISSES AND LOTS OF ATTENTION.


THERE WAS LOTS OF CLASSIC CARS AROUND FOR THE WEEKEND AS LOTS OF RALLYS ON. 


HAVING A CURER THE NEXT MORNING!!

I EVEN SNEAKED BLUEBELL INTO THE PUB!!



IRELAND IS FULL OF CASTLES, THIS ONE IS IN THE VILLAGE WERE MY SISTER LIVES AND IT HOLDS BANQUETS AT NIGHT WHICH ARE ABSOLUTELY  A WONDERFUL NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT.  AS YOU CAN SEE THE WEATHER CHANGED THOUGH. TYPICAL





I HAD TO GO PRETTY CASUAL FOR THE WEEKEND, THERE WAS LOTS OF WALKING AND A DAY SPENT AT THE HARBOUR,  SO I DIDNT WANT TO DRESS UP TO MUCH. EVERYONE WAS VERY LOW KEY.   




  •   THIS WAS TAKEN OUTSIDE A FABULOUS LITTLE CHURCH IN BUNRATTY , IT WAS NICE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE THANKS FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL DAY, I HOPE YOU LIKED SOME OF MY PHOTOS IM STILL WORKING ON GETTING A GOOD CAMERA. SO EXCUSE THE POOR QUALITY. BIG  KISSES MY LOVELIES HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE WEEK,   XX LEONIE

Monday, 13 August 2012

SUMMER AT LAST

Well hello my lovelies, I hope you have all enjoyed the OLYMPICS I must say ENGLAND did an amazing job of hosting  them, really first class,  IRELAND even got a few medals and a GOLD for boxing (we are not known as the fighting irish for nothing) and in honour of our acheivement MOTHER NATURE decided to give us a break and granted us a weekend of sunshine!! So as always when we get some nice weather everyone crams a lot in and we all try to do everything, I had lunch dates with family, fun on the beach and of course a night on the town, I hope you like the photos I got to take, wishing you all a great new week, kisses my darlings from LEONIE AND OF COURSE BLUEBELL.


FRIDAY NIGHT ON THE TOWN.

Im not usually a fan of these type of dresse that go up in the front and are long in the back but I loved the print on this one and it is so lovely to wear.



 I accessorised with red shoes and a new vintage bag that I just got in a great vintage shop in AMSTERDAM , also added my new gents watch.




DAY AT THE BEACH,

My sister and her two kids and her dog REILY and of course BLUEBELL went to the beach on Saturday, I had a bit of a hangover though from a late Friday night but the sea air soon cured my throbbing head.

We had so much fun and had a really great day, it was a bit too cold to swim though.



MY BEAUTIFUL BABY SISTER AND OF COURSE HER HIGHNESS BLUEBELL!!!




SUNDAY LUNCH .



We had a fabulous lunch out at a local restaurant were I live and it is a part of a working farm and we got to see lots of the farmyard animals, this little calf was just so adorable ( i was glad im not a meat eater).



 TILL NEXT TIME MY DARLINGS, STAY SAFE AND BEAUTIFUL, KISSES LEO & BLUE XX.