Decorating our guest bedroom

I am not sure if I have shown you some photographs of one of our guest bedrooms which is still a work in progress. We are in our home six years but never had any furniture in this room until before Christmas when we had family staying over. I do have another guest bedroom fully decorated but hadn't bothered with this one until now. It was about time too after six years! I need to add some finishing touches like pictures/wall art, perhaps a radiator cover as it looks awful in these photographs. I would also like some prints for the bedside tables as the current ones with the birds don't match the decor. If you have any suggestions for me, I would love to hear from you as I really don't know what type of pictures/wall art to get that will tie in with other bedclothes I have. To see some more images of my home, take a look at my instagram






Around my home at Christmas

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We have been busy this festive season with a family wedding the week before Christmas. We had some guests stay over, then a few nights out followed by Christmas dinner for seven this year. Overall it was really enjoyable but went very fast. I have a few more friends to meet up with and then time to ring in the New Year.




A last minute trip to Spain

I haven't visited very much of Spain, having concentrated my holidays in France, Italy and along the Adriatic coast over the past few weeks. Two years ago I visited Barcelona and loved it. I hadn't gone abroad this year and was in need of some heat and sunshine so booked a last minute trip to the Costa del Sol. I was pleasantly surprised with this part of Spain. Transport was so easy and inexpensive. We spent a day exploring the beautiful city of Malaga and Muelle Uno with splendid views of the port. The sun shone every day and the heat did me the world of good. I love the heat so this holiday suited me with temperatures ranging from 23-26 degrees compared to 11 degrees here at home in Ireland. We also visited Gibraltar for a day and spent the rest of the time relaxing and exploring the coastline between Benalmadena to Torremolinos. In total we spent 5 nights away and it was just perfect!








Autumn on the Wild Atlantic Way....

Autumn has really set in here in Ireland. The days are getting shorter and there is a real chill to the air in the mornings. Here are a few photos of my recent trip along the Wild Atlantic Way...










Beautiful Bantry House and Gardens along the Wild Atlantic Way...

As you may have noticed from my blog and Instagram I love built heritage and architecture. On my travels in August I visited Bantry House and Gardens and was not disappointed-it is spectacular! The owners live in the house and you can visit some of the rooms in another part of the house. The setting is stunning overlooking Bantry Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. The photographs below are all of the back of the house with the back gardens... just imagine if all our back gardens looked this good. There are 100 steps leading up the back garden and the views are incredible down over the house to Bantry Bay beyond. If you are in West Cork you will have to visit as it well worth it and the entrance fee is going towards the continued renovations and restoration of the house and gardens.









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