Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Here I am .....

....and it's Tuesday already! Had a lovely weekend at home with the folks and my little lady and we are settling back into normality at home now. She has just given up her daytime nap and to be honest I think I am not dealing with it as well as she is!!! Didn't realise how much stuff I was fitting into that time!! In other news I am the new blog co-ordinator for the Etsy Ireland Blog!!! I am excited about it I have been out of the workforce for a year or two now and while I am not missing the day job as such I am happy with my new 'title' now I just have to be good at it!!!!! The end!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rain, rain go away!

Hi here - it's a horrible day - really yuck. We are off to our mother & toddler group this morning and hopefully there will be a few kiddies there for the little lady to play with! Went spinning last night and even though I was very tired going in, and it felt really really hard, I still felt great coming out of it!!! Finished off a cream & brown neckwarmer yesterday and hope to get it up on Etsy later - here is a sneak preview -
I will really have to get into the photos and change all the ones in my shop and make them more consistent and brighter! Any advice would be gratefully accepted!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Monday

Just back from a long walk and feeling very refreshed!!!! I am quite amazed at how well exercise makes you feel, I must admit I am a recent convert and am enjoying all the different things I am doing. I am happier during the day and sleeping better at night. The not eating lots of crap is helping too!!! We had a lovely weekend, didn't do anything really just relaxed which was really nice. I finished off the jumper and hat set I am knitting for a friend so hopefully she likes it! Going to start a neckwarmer today and should have that done later on - might even get it up on Etsy! Little lady is gone for her nap now so I am off for a cuppa and to start on that neckwarmer!

Friday, January 20, 2012

MeetMums.ie - great website

Hi All Check out www.meetmums.ie - one of my favourite links - it is going to be a great place for information about all things kids and parents related. Great sections on playgroups (which has always been hard to find) and parent & toddler groups. I have our local one in Westport listed now! Give some support to Beatriz and check it out!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Went walking this morning with a friend and although it was pretty cold, feel so much better after it!! Nice to get out of the house - the little lady eventually got tired of staying in the buggy and wanted to walk herself. Have my spinning class tonight and am looking forward to the challenge!!! Am knitting up a Debbie Bliss Jumper for a friend and it is starting to look lovely - lots of fiddly bits on it but it will be worth it in the end! Hoping and aiming to have it finished, I would like to say tomorrow but most likely Wed or Thurs!!! Signing off

Friday, January 13, 2012


Gosh I need to think of jazzier titles for my posts! So Zumba Toning last night - wasn't great. I really thought I would go for it big time, but am afraid it might not be for me! Maybe it was just the instructors first night of classes or something but she seemed a bit lost. However I am feeling all my muscles today and so I will keep going to the classes, mainly because I have paid for them but also because it is all working towards a more toned, fit & healthy me! Happy weekend all Caroline

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hi there So tonight is Zumba Toning!! I am going to this blind as I don't have a clue what it will be like but am looking forward to it all the same! Wasn't sore at all after the Spinning class on Monday which I think is unbelievable!!! Trying to find time to knit is getting harder - little lady keeps saying 'bye bye mama's knitting' and that makes me feel crap. Even though that is after hours of endless time catering to her every whim and two minutes of knitting!!!! Anyway will let you know how Zumba goes!! Bye

Monday, January 9, 2012


So just completed my first day of the new regime! Went spinning this evening and yes it was as hard and as horrible as everyone had told me!!!!! But I feel that it will be worth it so am definitely going back next week! Legs are tired, bum is tired and my shoulders are going to feel it later! I am looking forward, however, to my Zumba Toning class on Thursday evening - not a clue what that will be like but am keen to give it a go. Till the next time Bye!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Night

So I have been very good all week avoiding butter and trying really hard to avoid saturated fat - in order to get my cholesterol down! Tonight I feel like a blowout - when I say this I mean a few drinks and some popcorn - not the most crazy I know but I am really looking forward to it. Although if you said poached eggs on butter toast to me - I would probably drool! Will post tomorrow about how the big blowout went!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I am running a competition on my Facebook page - caridesignwestport - for a free copy of Cath Kidston's Make! Book - check it out!


We had a big sleep in again this morning thanks to stormy weather last night. Little lady joined us somewhere in the wee hours. As a result completely slept through my other half getting up,showering and leaving for work! Anyway have had my granola again this morning and my seeds! Not feeling any different this year yet but am happy that I am not eating butter yet - really need to get my cholesterol down!!! Just going to have my cup of tea now, listen to Tom Dunne and that is my treat for the morning!!! talk later

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Smiley

Just put together a new treasury on Etsy this morning and found these cool earrings - how cute!!! http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTEyMTYyMjZ8MTY4ODUzNDYzNA/happy-new-year

And so it begins.....

Another new year begins again! After the storm last night keeping myself and hubbie and eventually little lady awake I don't feel very fresh, vibrant and ready for change today! Have lots and lots of wool ordered for some jumpers to be knitted for a friend - which will keep me busy for a while!! I have been trying to find the latest schedules for the local fitness centre and they aren't updated. Do you find that when you are all set to do something and then you can't find the information - it just puts you off! I know I shouldn't let it but gosh it's hard. So today I need to get the house tidied up before all my wool arrives so that I can go hell for leather into the knitting! Talk soon c