Friday, 2 November 2012

Out and about...

 I have been having a lazy few days,
the weather has been dull and rainy
and all I wanted to do was snuggle up
 in front of the fire with cups of tea
I did go out on a few walks
and here are a few photos from my week.. 
This is the road I live on,
just around the next bend is
Home Sweet Home
a lovely tree lined avenue...
some tiny falabellas, aren't they so cute?

The autumn colours are just wonderful
someone said it's because of all the rainfall we had during the year
so I'm guessing next year will be the same!
Beauty and Fashion
comparing myself to a horse,,.
I passed this little guy one day and do you know what...
I think that his hair is in better condition than mine!!
and  seriously when I look at him I think I have more hairs on my chin than he does!
hmmm time to get the tweezers out!

I bought this navy poncho in Tesco for €18.50  
it will be lovely and snuggly for the cold days ahead
 looks great with denims and nice wearing it at home while lazing on the sofa!
They also have it in a camel colour
and I am very very tempted...

 House and Home
This week I'm enjoying...
mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows

I usually buy a bunch of flowers for the house when doing my grocery shopping
and while I normally choose lilies
these caught my eye, as they are so bright and colourful and would lift anyones mood!

and my new orchid plant Miyako named after a lovely blogging friend from Japan
I bought this beauty for €5 in B&Q
Well at the moment my house is upside down and inside out
Mr. Raindrops decided to paint the lounge last Sunday
still talking about it on Monday
planning it all Tuesday
deciding what he needed to buy Wednesday
bought the paint Thursday,
 rested Friday
and low and behold the painting began on Saturday
He keeps telling me that these things cannot be rushed,
obviously not
it hasn't been painted in 6 years...

Is it all men or just mine?

{Green Day 20}
Well it's Friday and so it's Green Day

The usual rules apply...
Thank you to all who participate I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do
Raindrops and Daisies


Evi @ sexta-feira said...

I can't get over the beauty of your pics! Have a great weekend! :)

Lucinha said...


Essas imagens do Outono são lindas. Essa mistura de cores dá muito encanto a essa estação do ano.
Gostei do cabelo desse cavalo. Parece que ele foi ao salão de beleza. Risos
Um abraço e lindo final de semana!

Jacquelineand.... said...

It's all men, my Great Scot has been re-doing the fireplace for nigh onto 5 years now!

Such extraordinary photos, so beautiful! It makes me want to hop on a plane right now.

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Fiona, What a beautiful place you live in, the autumnal colours are stunning. Love the little falabellas I could take one home with me and yes, I'm always up for some hot chocolate and marshmallows. Mmmm, I need to be careful here as George is going to decorate.....but my husband is the same as yours...decorating takes a lot of planning, thinking, organising, cups of tea, lots of sighs and then, if I am lucky it begins! Have a lovely weekend. Best Wishes Daphne

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous area you live in, Fiona. I just love those colours on the tree-lined road.
Your poncho looks lovely and is such a versatile article of clothing.
What sweet little miniature ponies!
Have a lovely weekend and ... happy painting!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Fiona, your Autumn colors are just beautiful. The Falabellas are so cute. They remind me of the miniature horses I see at a farm nearby. Just adorable. Your poncho is cute and I would love it with a pair a jeans. Wonderful post and photos! Wishing you a happy weekend!

✿ chica said...

Fiona, que lindas cores do outono por aí e os pôneis, lindos. Tive que rir de ti comparar os cabelos,rs... Lindas flores, gostei da caneca e os homens são todos complicados nos trabalhos de pintura ou de casa. Mas ainda bem, fazem! rs beijos,tudo de bom,chica

demie said...

Hello Fiona!

What gorgeous surrounding you live in! The colours of autumn have already dissapeared here ...
Love your poncho!

Have a lovely weekend!

ps. yes dear dear all men are like this ;)

Emille said...

Love ponchos myself -too bad you live far away, otherwise I would have made an attempt to get the bag/purse you have!!

Anne said...

Hi Fiona! Love your new poncho...I must have a look in Tesco! I badly need painters here my hubby just hasn't got time at the moment. Have a great weekend!
~Anne xx

val's alentejo said...

A beautiful green day post Fiona,
your flowers are beautiful.
The area you live in looks so captivating, with all those lovely trees .
Love your poncho. I bought one last year.
What sweet little horses.
(all men are the same!)
I have posted for green day 20..
I tried again to link.. but it will not accept my url.
happy weekend fiona.
Its dull here too ..
val xx

Giga said...

Uśmiałam się czytając o porównaniu Twoich włosów na głowie i brodzie z wyglądem ich u kucyka. Widok zardzewiałej alei jest cudny i szkoda, że już niedługo tak nie będzie. Bukiet do wazonu cudny i pewno będzie zdobił Twój pomalowany już salon. Pozdrawiam.
Laughed to read about than your hair on the head and beard of their appearance at the pony. Rusty View Avenue is wonderful and I wish that soon it will not. Lovely bouquet in a vase and adorned definitely going to have painted your living room. Yours.

Ailime said...

Ola Fiona, maravilhosas e variadas imagens deste outono que está no seu auge. Gostei de todas, porque cada uma tem o seu significado assim tão especial. Grata por partihar esses momentos. Abraços. Ailime

Bia Hain said...

Bom dia, Fiona! estou maravilhada com os tons do outono em sua região. Lindos tons! Gosto de marshmallow e de xícaras de líquidos quentinhos no frio, mas aqui no Brasil estamos partindo para o verão...Os pequenos cavalos parecem de brinquedo! Um abraço e um lindo final de semana!

AmitAag said...

So very beautiful photos! Especially the road leading to your home!! It's a riot of colors:) Thank you for sharing Fiona:)
...and thanks for hosting the Green Day too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona, I adore your photos this week. What a lovely tree-lined road and those horses are precious. Best wishes with the painting!!! The paint fumes usually get my sinuses infected. Enjoy some hot chocolate with marshmallows for me and have a great weekend.

Ashling said...

Such wonderful photos! Ponies are adorable, you should absolutely get that camel-colored poncho,'s not just men who tear the house apart & then linger over finishing! Good luck with that!

Magia da Inês said...

°✿ Olá, amiga!

Amei suas fotos, a avenida é muito agradável para uma caminhada.
Adoro as cores do outono.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.°✿

Lynne said...

Love, love, love your November Irish color and Mr Raindrops procrastinating brought a huge smile . . .

TexWisGirl said...

i just love those mini horses. but your area is just gorgeous, fiona!

DIMI said...

Hallo Fiona!Your photos are amazing!Full of beautiful Autumn colors!You live in a nice area!I love your navy poncho !I would like to, to hop in a plane and visit Ireland this season!Wish you a lovely weekend my dear!

Barbara F. said...

What beautiful photos, Fiona. Such beautiful scenery. xo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Fantastic Photography ~ love the ponies and the autumn colors ~ and your new poncho ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Mama Zen said...

These are so gorgeous!

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Totally gorgeous autumn photos Fiona! All those reds and oranges! (Hmm, think its all men :D)
Victoria xx

Crafty Gardener said...

Some gorgeous colours on the trees Fiona. So glad the weather co-operated and you could enjoy being out and about. The new poncho looks very cozy and warm.

Sherry said...

I don't worry too much about the painting around here -- I do it all myself (love to do it!) hee!!

As for the horse having more chin hairs than you -- I'm still laughing (just having spent 15 minutes taking care of my own!). Happy weekend!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Fiona. Lovely fall photos and a beautiful road you live on! You made me laugh about the horses hair and whiskers. :0)
Glad to see the men at work!

oldthings said...

A lovely Green Day ! Your walk was full of beauty !You took nice photos .I hope that after the painting you can enjoy the new color and you will rest !

Ayu Maselli said...

Dearest Fiona,

sorry for being late due to festive days for our fam

I did enjoy your post today, make me smiling with your sense of humor like it.

marvelous place,nice living-hood.
making me dreaming live in. Nice autumn color,
your ponco such a pretty too.

my green day post in preparation, lack of some pics.

i just put you on my fav blogger link hope you don't mind;), I do really enjoy reading your posts ;)

take a good care

Anonymous said...

Sigh...take me with you on those walks, Fiona...please, please, please. I know I've asked before but who could help it with all these gorgeous views of autumn.
LOVE the poncho too.
I'm linking a little green today from my backyard which you already visited earlier this week, but I wanted to join your party with all your lovely guests. I was running out the door to dinner with my husband and I thought, FIONA'S GREEN DAY!! ;) I'll be back later to visit and mingle.
Thanks for hosting, love.

Jen said...

Love the montage. The ponies are adorable, and I love your cape. Enjoy the weekend!

Felipa said...

Belíssimas fotos destes dias que o outono torna tão bonitos, com tão lindas cores! Adorei o poncho e o seu saco... e o meu cabelo também está pior do que o do pónei...
Tenha um bom fim de semana, beijo

Vee said...

Fiona, just wanted to say hello and to thank you for your visits. I'm sorry that you're in the gray just now. We have been for a week...suppose that that doesn't bode well for your coming week's weather update either.

What wonderful images you've shared...the mosaic is charming and I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful foliage still looking so fresh and fine. How pleasant it must be to live just down the road around the bend. Yay for a man who paints! My man does lots of things, but he says that I can paint. Boo. Hiss.

Betty said...

Hello Fiona!
Wow, what beautiful colours! Your pictures should be on a calender.
Your poncho looks cosy and warm. I think the camel coloured one would be nice too:)
Have a great week-end. It's Saturday night here and time I was in bed!
I appreciate your comments on my blog.

Lisa said...

You're a real comic, Fiona! Everything is so pretty where you are. :)

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Fiona! that pony is beautiful, chin hairs and all so you must be too?
Daisy x
Ps I know what you mean about the hair though same here!

A Well Styled Life said...

What a lovely, lovely post Fiona!!
Those little ponies are so adorable. Their hair is in better shape than mine too!! You are so funny. Have a beautiful weekend. Your photos are beautiful.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness those have to be some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen - your home area is gorgeous! sandie

Crafty Green Poet said...

those horses are so cute! Lovely autumnal colours too!

SweetMarie said...

Your photos are so Beautiful! I love the horses! I think it's most men.:)
Hope the rest of your weekend is just as lovely as those photos.:)


BlueShell said...

Oh...all men, definitely...LOl

Shelia said...

Hi Fiona! What a lovely post and the colors in your area are just gorgeous! And those sweet little horses. I've never seen one of these in person but I know I'd want to kiss that fuzzy little nosy!;)
Glad some painting is getting done at your house - men! :)
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

flowers on my table said...

Hello Fiona, it is so awfully posh where you live! I love your collage of images, and the little horses are adorable.
I think it's all men, or most at any rate. I am just glad that I can do my own decorating, otherwise I would be totally frustrated.

Thank you for your visit and lovely comments. Lois got far too many goodies, people on our street are very generous.
Much love to you, Linda x

Betty Manousos said...

oh my word, your home area is so beautiful!

i loved this post and the lovely tour through these amazing colours of autumn!
that pony is gorgeous too.

flowers on my table said...

Hello Fiona, it's wet, wet, wet, here too this morning. I love the dark pink hydrangea. A neighbour of mine has it and I always lust after it. Every year I walk past it and go, I'm going to ask if I could have some, but I don't, then the frost comes, as it did last week and they are now all brown and soggy, and I think, what a waste!

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Yes I was pleased with my butterflies. I love things made out of wire, I made a little miniature birdcage too, but now I need a little bird to go in it.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, with love Linda x

me (maria) said...

Very beautiful photos!
I liked your new poncho!
Have a great week!!

schoolgatestyle said...

Stunning photos! The leaves have just been beautiful this year. Also, LOVING the poncho…between you and Anne, I want to go to Tesco now..never thought I'd say that! Lol Have a great week, Avril xxx

inge said...

I am laughing so much at comparing yourself to the little pony and his hair issues. I can most definitely confirm that my husband is the same and even when he does start the job he always leaves midway to go to homebase because he is missing some tool or other.

jabblog said...

Only six years?? We have lists going back twenty years and more of 'things to do' . . . the lists get longer and nothing gets done.
Lovely photos of your neck of the wood. As for the poncho in camel, if you haven't already, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on . . . ;-)

jabblog said...

. . . go on, go on . . . (Got to have the right number there!)

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Fiona!
Oh my goodness your photos are breath taking and those little horses are just so cute. Have a great week.

Zizi Santos said...

Encantei-me com suas lindas imagens!
você mora num lugar encantador
Gostei de seu poncho. Aqui está calor, mas imagino que você vai aproveita´-lo bem no inverno.
Homens são todos iguais ! principalmente na pintura de casa!
Fico feliz de poder participar do Green Day , meu olhar mudou a cada click

Anonymous said...

Saved you some chocolate, Fiona.
Hope you're having a beautiful day.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely autumnal series of photos.

Marie-Anne said...

Hello dear Fiona ! What a lovely place you live in ! Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for your visits. I am sorry the translation did not work for you but as you can see, I am doing my best to write in both greek and english from now on. Come and see my previous post about Uncle Jim, hahaha!!
All the best !

Ailime said...

Hello Fiona, thanks for your attention. Have a nice week. Hugs. Ailime

Mary said...

Lovely photos...beautiful. I wonder what that little horse would do 'no pulling, yowwy. Thanks for the B day nice of you. Belate is still great.

piggywhistles said...

What a beautiful road you live in. What beautiful autumn tones. It is interesting following your blog as you move toward winter, while we in Australia are headed into summer.

Anonymous said...

Those wee horses are the cutest! I absolutely adore the road to your home! Enjoyed all your autumn photos!

(Trust me, it's all men)

:) xXMarissa

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