Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tip Top in Tipperary Town

A surprisingly sunny holiday in Southern Ireland, visiting the numerous relatives that abound in County Tipperary. My parents have purchased a plot of land and put cows on it while trying to get planning for their retirement home... Much drinking, eating, driving and sight-seeing to be had in the area...


Picnicing at the Vee


Playing sailor on the loch at Killaloe IMG_0777

And enjoying the wonders of the Irish sense of humour...






Highly recommend the area... though perhaps not my photography skills which were woefully absent this week, I'm afraid.

Friday, July 18, 2008

When VV Rouleaux Comes to Town

All is BRIGHT with the world...

The delectable Annabel Lewis (left) and her handmade fascinator...

Alongside the disgustingly talented Claudia (milliner extraordinaire) who joined in the ribbon making!

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Caravan installed in Silk Street entrance for the world to see until Sunday!



Thousands of metres of ribbon draped from antlers on the wall for all the world to fondle.

We learnt how to make roses out of ribbon wire and then pinned them on to my good self.






And then it all had to be packed away.

And that was sad.


But we'll get over it.

With another trip to Marylebone High Street.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pausing for breath

The reams of events that have been going on here at Camp Beholden have finally caught up on me and my body is starting to slow down.

Which is rather a shame as my schedule will continue to be busy regardless, at least for the next five days.
We had an INCREDIBLY popular photography and makeup sesh in the gallery for the First Thursday of July
We celebrated OAKFEST 08 at Oaklands School in Bethnal Green

We crafted and coutured our way to stunning sample technique pieces with Ruth

I will be lying down in a darkened room shortly.
But sadly not quite yet...

Sunday, July 06, 2008

July Fourth... When You're Not American...


Good fun, particularly when your guests are only able to sing Bye Bye Miss American Pie instead of the Star Spangled Banner in celebration of the Big Day.

And your fireworks are reduced to one sparkler on top of a pile of cookies...


My ambitions never quite lives up to Martha Stewart's expectations...

Do they??

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

My Life's Work is Done...


There was a fayre...

There was a Produce Show...

There was a Lemon Cake category...

I came Third...

I'm ignoring the fact that only Three cakes were on Show.


Herewith my father-in-law (to be) successfully catching a long-range egg in the Egg Throwing competition.







What a weekend...