Friday, 15 February 2013


Well hello my lovelies
and how are you all today?

I hope that you all had  a nice Valentine's Day yesterday.

It has been wet wet wet here

I could turn into a very lazy lady lolling around
but
I put on the wellies and braved the weather each day just to get a bit of air
and to shift all those biscuits I have been munching on while indoors (oh dearie me)!

It was damp and dismal but with the rain comes the  lovely green

and even though I love walking and fresh air
sometimes it is just nice to relax, drink tea and take a breather 
heaven

and while it's cold and windy outside
it's warm and cosy inside
I have been doing a little reading...
this lovely book by our own Maeve Binchy
it is a nice easy read
I will miss Maeve and her writing...
RIP Maeve

Have you read anything good lately,
I'm always looking for recommendations...

Bargain of the week

Are any of you familiar with the Tangle Teezer
if like me when you wash your hair and it is impossible to get a  brush through it
well this is your answer
it takes tangles out of wet hair in an instant - fantastic!
Well I bought a Denman Tangle Teezer  in the chemist and it was €15.99
but it did the trick and I thought it was value for money
until
I tried the Penney's version  at €1.50
does it work
Y E S   YES   YES
fantastic little product and €14.50 cheaper
buy one quick before they disappear!

I'm off now to put on the kettle for a cuppa
have a lovely week all of you
 I hope to visit you all over the next few days
toodle oodle till next time...

Well it's Friday and so it's

{Green Day 32}
Why not post your photos here?
Thank you to all who participate I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do
Raindrops and Daisies

The object of the link up
is to post a photograph of something green.
The photos can be of anything you like
once they have a green theme,
green fields, pretty green things, green clothes,
green leaves, green foods,
anything at all that takes your fancy!

I hope that you will join in the fun.
Now here comes the boring bit - a few rules


1.   Please do not post anything that may be deemed offensive to others.
2.   Only post material that belongs to you.
3.   When posting your photographs please link back to Raindrops and Daisies
4.   Link directly to your Green Day post and not to the url of your blog
5.   Try and visit some of the other participants and leave a comment


50 comments:

A Journey Called Life said...

Fiona,
Your rain boots are wonderful!

I love your new blog photo header - so sunny and fresh!

Have a wonderful weekend & Happy Valentine's Day!

-Marissa xx

TexWisGirl said...

i LIKE your wellies!

Lucinha said...

Fiona,

I loved your wellies. So beautiful!
Have a happy weekend!

✿ chica said...

Fiona, o clima com chuca estava romântico para o teu dia dos namorados... Lindas fotos, todas! beijos,lindo dia e adorei as galochas. chica

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Fiona, How could we not smile at your wellies....they "scream" Spring.
You mentioned recommending a book to read, one I enjoyed recently was The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas. The book is based in the 1930's in Kansas. A group of women form a club called the Persian Pickle Club, they chat and work on their quilts....of course there is a murder. I enjoyed it, but I always worry about recommending a book....but I think you will enjoy this one.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes
Daphne

eileeninmd said...

Hello Fiona, I love your cute boots. I have been seeing these boots in all kinds of pretty patterns and colors. Your flowers are pretty! I will add this book on to my list of must reads. Sorry, about your wet weather. Thanks for hosting, have a happy weekend!

Sleepshort said...

Those are the coolest wellies I've ever seen. Did you embellish them yourself?
Lovely post.
Thanks.

MarmePurl said...

Yes indeed. Such a warm and cozy inside you have. And such fun wellies you have to go outside!

Sandra said...

Now if those flowery yellow wellies don't walk off your biscuit munching, then nothing well! I want to munch biscuits just get get wellies like that!!
I love your flowery mug with matching plate and you have made yourself a nice cosy corner to read in!
I've just been reading about the benefits of power walking and am waiting for the snow and ice to melt to start up a programme!
Have a wonderful weekend! Sandra

Carol L McKenna said...

Fantastic photography ~ Wow! ~

thanks for stopping by ~

ArtMuseDog and Carol at A Creative Harbor ^_^

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Hello Fiona!

I always enjoy your posts! The photos are so beautiful and they exude warmth and cosiness.

I hope you'll enjoy the weekend.

p.s: Love the new header!

DIMI said...

Hallo Fiona!!
I love your wellies!!
I must bring mine when i come in Ireland!
Love your pictures!Hope you had a great time yesterday!!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Dimi..

Anne said...

Morning Fiona! lovely photos.... I have that Stephen Pierce vase also and I love it! Nice and sunny today so hope it lasts:) Enjoy the weekend!
Anne xx

Selene said...

lovely post!

love the atmosphere of this blog...

meine Dinge ♥ Franka said...

There's much spring on your blog!!!
Lovely!

The boots are gorgeous!!!

Happy weekend!

♥ Franka

oldthings said...

You bring to us a fresh air with your wonderful photos on the header !Your boots have a green spring design !
I liked very much the cosy atmosphere
inside your home !
Have a lovely and relaxing weekend !
Olympia

Vane M. said...

Olá, Fiona, como vai? As imagens estão encantadoras! É bom beber um líquido quente para dar a sensação de aconchego em dias de chuva. Gosto de livros de leitura leve...comecei a ler O retrato de Dorian Gray, de Oscal Wilde, houvi dizer que é um ótimo livro (mas não tão leve...) Um abraço!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Hi Fiona! Oh you are so nice to me. You have a great weekend and enjoy your book. Too bad the author has passed on? [details?]

SweetMarie said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting.
That photo should be in a magazine!

I need the detangler! My hair sometimes is so tangled, I guess it's the length. I'll have to check at Pennys.
Hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Marie

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love the boots, Fiona! They would cheer up any rainy walk.

I'm hard pressed to find any green outdoors here; winter is still visiting and will be doing so for quite some time. Just as well, I'm not prepared to face the weeds in the garden just yet.

Have a wonderful weekend; I see you're knitting a little something!

-Karen

Zizi Santos said...

Lindas wellies! I love yelow
Também gostei da "brush" pink
muito lindas!
Fiona, tenha um feliz final de semana
Zizi

Zizi Santos said...

Lindas wellies! I love yelow
Também gostei da "brush" pink
muito lindas!
Fiona, tenha um feliz final de semana
Zizi

inge said...

Will be in penny's early next week love the willies.

wendy said...

How fun to come over here and visit you. (I found you through Garden of Daisies blog) IRELAND!!!! I surely would love to visit that place one day. I am almost sure I'll never get that opportunity, so I'll enjoy it vicariously through YOU.
I live up north in Alberta Canada.

I love Maeve Binchy's books....I did not know she had passed away.

LOVE YOUR BOOTS...getting outdoors certainly does help perk up the spirits I think.

hope to be visiting you again soon.

Ayu Maselli said...

Oh my Fiona, what a wellies you have terrific springly blooms..such a cute!love those colors. You are ready for flower everywhere.
The mug so sweet, a hot of tea is the best company when cold weather.
hope that you had a beautiful Valentine day. and wishing you a beautiful weekend.
love to you

Jannibele said...

Loooove your Wellis:)Happy Green Day!

GardenofDaisies said...

OH my gosh, I love your floral wellies. I want a pair like that! And a good book and a nice cup of tea sounds like the perfect way to end the day. :-)

GardenofDaisies said...

Ps- I decided to link up. Was able to link back to your blog in general, but not to your current post... you don't have a title to link to. I'll update it later if you add one.

Giga said...

Twoje kolorowe śniegowce powodują, że nawet brzydka pogoda nie jest smutna. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
Your color's Shoes make even bad weather is not sad. Regards warm.

thisisme said...

Hi Fiona. I love the bright cheerful wellies and your room looks so warm and cosy inside. I've just read that Maeve Binchy book, and I loved it! Her books are easy to read but she certainly knew how to tell a good story. She will be sadly missed indeed.

Filip and Kristel said...

Great boots, but where can you wear this. :-)

Greetings,
Filip

Jesh St Germain said...

Ah you call rainboots wellies? Wish I could find a pair so cheerful! It looks really cosy in your house!

I choose the reflection pic since I thought there was enough green in it to qualify:) Have a great and dry weekend:)

The Flaky Fashionista said...

What great wellies & your living room looks gorgeous with all those candles burning. I too loved Maeve Binchys books, RIP. If you"re looking for a good read, I'd recommend 'Me Before You' by Jo Jo Moyes. Amazing read!

Magia da Inês said...

♪♫º♫♫º
Olá, amiga!

Gostei do seu post e de suas fotos.
Você enfrenta a neve e aqui nós enfrentamos o calor, estamos no verão.

ღ°Bom fim de semana! ♪♫º
♪♫♫º Beijinhos.
♪♫º Brasil.♪♫♫º
♫♪•.

Yiota said...

I think I need to light some candles! Your house looks so cosy!
Have a great weekend!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I just finished reading "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Triqiani. for my book club. Love your pretty rain boots.
~Clara

me (maria) said...

I like your post and of course your wellies...
Your photos are beautiful!!
Have a great weekend!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Sorry I am still not finding the time to join in Fiona. I love your wellies, bright ones make the rain more bearable, mine are bright spots! I have loads of books to recommend you, not sure if you read my Book Review Blog? Thanks for your recent comment on my photography blog your get well wishes are appreciated.

Maria Luiza said...

Fiona, seus posts são lindos! Adorei tudo! Lindo final de semana!Beijos!

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Hello Fiona, I really enjoyed your post. Such pretty boots too.
I too enjoy curling up with a nice cup of tea - only this time of the year its because of the heat outside, so the curling up is in front of the air conditioner :D)
Glad to hear that all is well with you.
Cheerio for now xx

Chatty Crone said...

I love those sunny boots! Happy Belated Valentine's Day! ♥

Eileen said...

What a lovely post. Your photographs are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

Riet said...

Hi Fiona. All lovely photo's. I love your boots. I do have a few books of Maeve BInchy. Love them.
Have a nice week








Shelia said...

Hi Fiona! Oh, I love your wellies! They're adorable. Your header is so lovely! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I could have done with one of those detanglers when my younger daughter was small ... the screams when we brushed her hair!

karen lesley said...

Popped by to say hi. Found you through Busy little Chicken. Love your wellies!! Love your cosy photos too! I've just read a book called Elijah's Mermaid by Essie Fox. Not normally my sort of book, but I gave it a chance and thought it was really good. Karen :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Hello! Hello! Now, I MUST say that any GRAY, COLD or DAMP would have to take a back seat if I were wearing your lovely Wellies! SO cheerful!!! I just love them!

We are having a cold and snowy day here and I think I will put the kettle on as your tea/cup looks so warming!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend and your Mum visiting!

Ailime said...

Olá Fiona belas e sugestivaas fotos. Abraço. Ailime

Sweet like Cinnamon said...

Your photos are fab Fiona! And I must get my hands on one of those detanglers at Penneys...

Terra said...

This is my first visit here and I am inspired to follow your blog, by the subject matter of your photos and words. Oh, I will miss Maeve too.

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