Monday 29 November 2010

Picture of the Week

never again

He was the only one in the family who liked baked beans
He loved films with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill
I had to come downstairs when the phone rang cause he refused to pick it up
He had a great sense of humor
Theres no denial where i got my stubbornness from
He was freakishly good at Nine Men's Morris
He hated rice
I only have one picture with the two of us
He didnt liked to be poked in the side, thats why i did it
He was grumpy
He chose my name after a silly song
I will miss him...
Bye dad, i love you!

Tuesday 23 November 2010


I got a parcel yesterday with the charger for my mobile, which my mum was supposed to send me after i forgot it in Switzerland in August! Funny enough she sent the wrong one, but i will be home in four weeks anyway so i told her to forget about it :-)

More important was the additional item in the parcel! At first i wasn't sure what its supposed to be, and when i rang my mum about the wrong charger she told me that it was a present from my big sister <3

So that's what i got:

Looks like a button but it is a little metal box which can be opened to reveal something wrapped in tissue paper. At this point i still had no clue what the hell this is!

So i unwrapped the paper and things got a bit clearer :-D

Its a teeny tiny little Advent Wreath!! How cute is that?? I cant wait for the 28th now, the 1. Advent, to light the first candle!

I have the best big sister EVER!

Monday 22 November 2010

Picture of the Week

The picture of the week.
The reason i will do that from now on is that i have so many pics on my laptop that i took and put in a folder and there they are now lonely and forgotten. So why not post them and give them a bit of a life?

Sunday 21 November 2010

Harry Potter

Ive been to the cinema yesterday to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Last time i was in a cinema that full was Alice in Wonderland, it was completely sold out. Good thing we were there early as you don't get a seat number!

I was so excited to see it, the trailers already looked really good and i enjoyed the other six films very much.
And i absolutely loved it!! Seeing as the films got darker and more tense with each book i was expecting the same for this one, but they managed to get a lot of humor in it too. Especially the relationship between Hermione and Ron is the source of a lot of really funny scenes!

The actors are doing a great job, the scenery is lovely and its just a really good film! I cant wait to see part 2, its so long until July! But i can only recommend Part 1, i think i will actually go and see it again :-) Two thumbs up from me!

Today was a lovely day in Cork. It is really cold here now, but i finally managed to get a warm parka. Roll on winter, I'm not scared of you!

Today was absolutely gorgeous though as the sun was shining, so i went for coffee in town. I had my first Christmas coffee of the year (a gingerbread latte), which made me get in to a bit of a Christmas spirit so i went to get the mans Christmas present. I cant tell you what is is though, as he is probably reading this too...

Also i decided to post a picture of the week from now on, yay! There will be a new pic every Monday, starting tomorrow!

Sunday 14 November 2010


Today was a lovely sunny day so the man and i took a trip to Youghal! We went to Front Strand for a little walk. Its getting quite cold here, but today was a gorgeous day with lots of sunshine! I took some lovely pictures while trying not to get wet :-)

 sunny day is sunny

the man taking pics with the proper camera

Unfortunatley the weekend is over already! I wish i had more than one proper day off a week, when youre only off on sunday the weekend is just so short!

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Curls and another trip to the cinema

Im quite obsessed with my curling iron at the moment! Usualy my hair cant be straight enough but all i want now is curls!

And the more often you do it the faster you get, it takes me like 30 minutes now, which isnt to bad compared to the hour it took me in the beginning! Unfortunatley the irish weather isnt my friend at the moment, constant rain destroys straight or curled hair in seconds! Ah well, i do it anyway...

Ive been to the cinema again, the man wanted to see "Despicable Me".
It was actually quite funny, its about a supervillain who has seen better days and tries to steal the moon with the help of some orphan girls. The end is kinda predictable and the story sometimes a bit too corny, but its a kids movie after all and its quite enjoyable anyway. I loved the little helpers the villain has called minions, they were just too cute!!

Picture via

Oh, and i survived halloween!! I finished my costume in the last minute and my makeup was done with eyeliner, but it was a great night! I would post some pictures, but i dont have a good one :-(

Friday 29 October 2010

Thursday 28 October 2010


Good evening!

Yesterday i spent the night at the mans house, we had planned to make pizza, yummy!!!
And because the pizza was soooooooooooooooooooo nice you all gonna get some pics :-)

Very important: THE DOUGH!

Before:                                                                              After:
Now thats what i call rise and shine! (ok, thats a lame joke...)
Then it was time for the fun part! All the stuff that goes on the pizza :-)

 My pizza with lots of cheese                                             The mans pizza, mainly with meat

And the same thing after the oven:

It was really nice, but just way too  much :-) We spent a lovely evening eating pizza, drinking wine and watching glee! I dont know, somehow the new season kinda sucks...

Oh, and not to forget the most important thing!! I got breakfast in bed! Best man ever!

<3 <3 <3

Now i have to go back to my mirror to try make up for Halloween! You will get some pics on Sunday. And i still havent made my costume, which actually makes me panic a bit :-)

Monday 25 October 2010

Jazz, Zombieland and a roast chicken....

Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was lovely, just too short (as usual).

Friday night i was out with my lovely Swedish friend Johanna <3 And we decided to go out more often on Saturday instead of Friday! We went home at 12 cause we were both just soooo tired! Au Pair life can be quite exhausting :-D And i might be getting old, soon im 26! I won't be in my early to mid-twenties anymore but in my late-twenties! But then again people think i look like i am 18, so i think i will be fine ...
It was Jazz Festival in Cork, lots of bands were playing (we didn't saw any) and town was apparently packed the whole weekend!

Saturday and Sunday i stayed at the mans house and we were plain lazy :-)
We watched Zombieland, which was really funny, i liked it! But does someone else think that Jesse Eisenberg sounds a bit like Michael Cera in the beginning??
Oh, and Sunday i got a lovely roast chicken with potatoes and vegetables! Thanks Babe, it was YUM :-)

This picture was not taken this weekend, but its still a nice shot of Cork at night!

Hope you all had a weekend as nice as mine!

Thursday 21 October 2010

Wow, socks....

So, todays post is about socks! Boring you say??
How about very, very expensive socks?
Wait, it gets even better! 
Very, very expensive and UGLY socks made by Rodarte!

Picture via NY Post

These lovley stockings are made of alpaca wool and mohair yarn.They have a very loose knit, which means they consist of more holes than sock and the best part: you cant wash them, only spot clean!

So how much do you think theyre sold for??
If you guessed $500, well done! They really cost $500 a pair and apparently some were already sold....

Would you buy them??

Monday 18 October 2010

Vampires Suck (really)

I'm a bit embarrassed to post this but I've been to the cinema again. No, that is not the embarrassing part, i could live with that...but we went to see Vampires Suck! My brain is somehow broken right now, but i still try to write a post :-)

I tried to find something good about the whole experience, but the only thing that i can think of is that i liked the song in the IKEA commercial, you know the one with all the cats. The film was pretty stupid, the actors didn't even tried and most of the jokes were really really lame.
Over all it sucked, but to be fair i thought it would, so it actually met my expectations completely. Plus it was cheap and i had great company!

Now that was Monday! Roll on Tuesday, I'm not afraid of you!

Sunday 17 October 2010


I've been to the cinema twice this weekend, so here two tiny little reviews :-)


I went to the cinema with the girls so it was chick flick time! We saw "Life as we know it". I didn't had very high expectations, to be fair i didn't had any. And i wasn't too surprised... The film is OK, the end is kinda predictable and so are the jokes but hey, its a chick flick! What i do want to mention though is that i really liked the music!! <3


Saw "Social Network" with the man. Again, i wasn't really sure what to expect and i have to say i loved it! The story is good, the actors do a great job and the film kept my attention for the whole two hours. And it had of the probably funniest lines i heard in a film in ages:  "I'm 6'5", 220 pounds, and there are two of me." said by a furious twin :-) And Andrew Garfield is just too cute, cant wait to see him as Peter Parker!

After the film we went to the Woodford Bar and Cafe on  Paul Street for a drink. It re-opened a few weeks ago, i think. Its a lovely place, definitely gonna go there again :-) Absolutely looooove the lampshades! I had a yummy Bulmers Pear, i was waiting for that all week!

Saturday 16 October 2010

Lazy on a sunny afternoon...

Its a lovely sunny saturday in Cork and im gonna spend the afternoon with the man, yay!
And i like my make up today, so have a picture :-)

Friday 15 October 2010

I really tried!

So i was kinda bored and i wanted to clean the keypad of my laptop anyway cause some of the keys werent working properly (i never used the 7 that much, but B is kinda imporant) and i thought i could do it all by myself. I was soooooo wrong!
It started of quite well, i took a picture to remeber where the keys belong and then i took them off, so far so good!
nearly there :-)

I cleanded out all the rubbish, which was quite a bit after 3 years
Next thing i did was loosing one of these little rubber nipples under the keys, so i had to decide where to steal one! I hope i wont miss my Page Up button to much ;-) Then all the keys back on again, but sadly some of them werent too happy about that. They all still work, its just that some of them dont move at all anymore, for example my O looks like this now:
It is still working, i just cant push it down...
But to be fair i didnt really broke it, just a little :-)

So that was my first real post, very exciting i know! But im getting there :-)

Thursday 14 October 2010

I wanted a blog

and now that I actually got one im not quite sure what to do with it...
What will I blog about? My life as an AuPair in Ireland, the fact that im crazy about make-up and clothes and shoes and bags, all the thoughts in my head, all the pictures i take or maybe just lemonade. It will probably be a bit of everything, mainly lemonade though!