Hello again!

Hi guys, it’s been a couple of weeks, sorry for the lack of posts but I have been all over the place, trust me! My husband recently turned 40 and myself 35, I was planning a big party for the two of us and it was a fantastic evening, it also happened to be the hottest day of the year and of course I made a chocolate cake- that was fun let me tell you(not)!

I took the week off work to try and get our apartment sorted, well, I told myself it would take two days but who was I kidding, I was bleaching voile curtains, shampooing the rugs, I was like a woman possessed.

Then there was the food, we only decided what to do the week of the party, a nice Summer tapas theme, complete with Spanish/ acoustic guitar playlist on Spotify, then I had to make the cake the day before, Ryan’s favourite cake is Devil Food Cake, I had no idea how I was going to decorate it- that happened the day before -in the heat and then there was the balloon saga, we bought balloons and had them filled with helium for the buffet table… my hubby has tinnitus and so with the heat, the balloons were bursting in the car and that was…well…. horrendous, poor guy!

Anyhow, the party was a great Success, my friend and blogger buddy Norma from The House That Will came to stay for the weekend and I introduced her to one of my favourite spots, Killruddery house, we simply had a blast of a weekend and I got over the panic.

It’s been a bit busy at work the last two weeks too so I’m just getting around to open my laptop again and get back to the blogging.

I’ve a blog post coming up over the next two days about the party so watch this space!

Sarah xx

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New Shoes???

It’s officially wedding season and whilst I don’t have a wedding to go to this year, I do have some events to attend-like the Dublin Horse Show in August. I like to pull out all the stops for the horse show, hat rental, new outfit, gloves and my hair up-styled. The Horse Show is the one event I hate to miss! I’ve been going since I was a child but Ladies Day is my secret pleasure, dressing up like a proper lady, enjoying champagne and fine food and watching the most beautiful horses do their thing! It’s marvelous… perhaps even afternoon tea at the Intercontinental hotel next door….

It’s about time I got this ‘Dressing Up’ tab activated, so, I will be publishing posts on grooming, equestrian event etiquette and some gorgeous dresses that are catching my eye, to be honest, there is so much, narrowing it down will be difficult. I have already bought the shoes, not the dress yet, but of course…I’ll be getting everything to match my shoes! They are gorgeous though, what do you think? On sale at Kurt Geiger! It’s all about the shoes!!

a photo of gold shoes

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Catching My Eye This Week:

Got to hand it to Tesco for their weird and wonderful creations, You might remember their chocolate truffle ‘Brussels Sprouts’ and ‘New Potatoes’ at Christmas? Well they’ve done it again with this combo’.

We were doing a shop this evening and I ran over, last minute as you do, I ran over to the savoury snacks and crisps Isle to get some peanuts for the trip home and spotted these..

Strawberry, Dark Chocolate & Black Pepper Popcorn, how weirdly wonderful! They’re just like toffee popcorn in consistency, big chunks of dark chocolate and dried strawberry and then there’s the tingle on your tongue from the pepper afterwards. I’d quite like these with my Friday night Prosecco.

€2.65 (170g)

Other flavours include: Ginger, Peppermint Cream & Toffee Nut Latte

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I am in love, guys! Have you seen these McNutt Cashmere pashmina’s yet? #birthdaywishlist

Even for your Mum’s, Mother’s Day is March 26th. Just imagine her on a Summers evening, outside at a restaurant, nice big glass of wine and one of these wrapped around her shoulders? How elegant!! I *really* want one!