We have been having one of the coldest winters ever in Ireland. The temperatures have dropped to -17 in some places, and the lowest we have seen here is about -12! Even in Malmo we would have considered that cold!
It makes life a little difficult though – some of the country roads are impossible to drive on, and as you can imagine, it’s not easy for a window cleaner to be able to work when the water just freezes on the windows!
On the upside though, we have seem some spectacular scenery – sunshine, no wind, blue skies.. and best of all, a frozen lake!!! As I was not working today, I had the chance to dig out my rarely used ice skates and take a spin on the lake! I was so excited as it has been more than 10 years since I was last ice skating. I am definitely very rusty, but I managed not to fall over at least! I think I will just have to go out again tomorrow and practice a bit more!
It was high time I bought my sister a little prezzie, and so I decided to buy her this beautiful one of a kind set of necklace and earrings from ViviBijoux. Virginie takes great pride in making beautiful jewelry from quality materials. The finishing touches that she adds to a gift, and the presentation are an added extra that really makes it special.
This week, Athlone is hosting a Eurofestival, and today, there was an arts & crafts fair at the Civic Square. I took a stroll down there on my lunch break to visit Virginie and Millie, and I fell in love with another of Virginie’s creations! I couldn’t resist this necklace! I love the pattern and the colours, and it will match a lot of the clothes that I wear.
Her online blog and boutique are well worth a visit for a nice treat for yourself, or for a special gift for someone!
I have been working on a website for Millie Harbour to promote and advertise her paintings. Have a look here…
For some reason, on some computers, and some browsers, the thumbnails appear squashed.. if its the case when you have a look, would you comment below with info about which browser and version you are using? Thanks