Phoneography Challenge: Architecture of Nature

Sally’s Challenge this week is Architecture of Nature. Click the link to see her lovely shots and to join in.

This shot was taken at the beach on Sunday. Usually this part of the beach is covered by water, but the tide was very far out on Sunday and we were able to walk on it.

This is the original shot taken on iPhone 5S.


And this is the edited version, edited on Snapseed.


Weekend Wishes

The busy week is over! As if it wasn’t going to be busy enough, I had a sinus infection too, cos you know, who needs to be able to breathe when they’re teaching!

Anyhow, I’m very glad it’s the weekend. I want to use the time just to get back on track. I have a pile of books waiting to be read.



My brother is home for the weekend, so a tasty lunch and catch up is in order. Zamora, a relatively new place in Cork, is really good. I highly recommend it.


I need to get a little exercise in this weekend. I’ve been doing this workout from the Tone It Up website recently and it’s really good for anyone who like kettle bells and yoga. Click the link to the video.


Finally, as it’s Oscar weekend, I want to get a movie or two in. Top of my list is Wild and then Birdman.



Then hopefully I’ll be ready to face Monday and another week again!

Have a lovely weekend :-)

Weekend Wishes

Well, for the weekend that’s in it, how could I not be wishing for love! While I do think Valentine’s Day is too much of a “Hallmark Holiday”, who doesn’t like hearing that they are loved?!



For us it’s a day of cooking our favourite meals. And these heart-shaped toasties would go very nicely with the soup we’re planning for lunch.



So besides eating nice food and watching rugby (hopefully Ireland beating France!), we’ll have to watch a movie. And what better one than one of my all-time favourite stories and movies, Romeo and Juliet. I think this might have started my obsession with candles and besides the suicide ending, this is how 15 year old me thought love should be. Plus this is a most stunningly beautiful film to watch and the soundtrack is great too!



And finally, just to show there’s no hard feelings, what could be prettier?



Have a lovely weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all :-)

All photos found on Pinterest. Click the source for links.

Weekend Wishes

This week it’s very simple… 5adb08c5103006857227160483933901


This time 7 weeks I’ll be on a plane to see my best friend for the first time in almost 2.5 years.


Ciara moved to London years ago to study, which was fine because basically getting to London is as fast as getting to Dublin.

Then there was the move to Canada, which put an 8 hour time difference in our days, but it was only going to be temporary, right? Of course not. I went to visit and there was a guy…. They tried London for a bit, but then we were back to -8 hours.

This Buzzfeed article sums things up perfectly. I can identify with almost all of these points. Our text conversations go on for much longer than they should. I was going to post a screen shot, but there isn’t enough space! This is something similar though.


Our texts usually consist of me saying goodnight as soon as I wake up and she sending me good morning when I’m eating dinner! We do usually check in with each other everyday though, even if it is just to say hi and nothing else.

Anyway, after a bit of moving around they’ve finally settled on Las Vegas. Then we started planning the trip and now that we’re down to single digit weeks, we’re planning the details. All I can say is that the people of Nevada and Utah had better watch out because two girls from Cork, who haven’t seen each other for a long time are going on a road trip. We may be speaking English, but you will not have a clue what we’re saying!



And we’ll probably act really maturely, like at least as mature as 10 year olds!



So for now I’m off to look at things to do in Utah! Have a lovely weekend :-)

Phoneography and Non-SLR Challenge: Nature

Sally’s Challenge this week is Nature. Click the link to see her lovely shots and to join in.

It’s been a very cold week here and nature seems to have been fighting with itself. In the same day we had snow and the daffodils came out!

Both photos taken with iPhone 5S and edited with Instagram.