Mega excitement here in White O'Morn Cottage. I have just heard that my bestest blog friend, Kimme, of Irish Cottage Dreams is coming to visit!
Kimme and I have never met but are firm friends since meeting on the blogs two whole years ago! We have never actually met even though she has stayed in my cottage twice and we send pressies back and forth. I feel like I've known her for years.
Not only that but we will be meeting up with two more Irish based bloggers and having a HOOLEY in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim! (Party capital of
The craic will be ninety. We will be joined by Zinda (lives in Dublin, but has a house in Leitrim) and Katy (from England, lives in Leitrim but has a house in France she get's around that one)
OOOhhh, maybe we should have a Red Hatter themed night? Yes, red hats and purple clothes. Get organised girls.
Angie and I live in Dublin, Kimme is American but lives in Germany and Liz is Australian but lives in Leitrim. It'll be like the United Nations!
If we get the chance we will do a thrifting trawl in Dublin before departing for the idyllic countryside of county Leitrim. Thrift shopping with them? That should be good (four red hatted bargain hunters in the same charity shop?) Ah sufferin' heart....Skin and hair will be flyin'!
Above: left to right: Kimme, Pam, Angie and Liz.
Now - Kimme, be warned...look below to see what can happen to visitors (foreigners) who dare to come visit (invade) us. ...You have been warned.
Line Dancing Fun in Carlow
Below is a photo of my German friend, Angelika. She is a fellow linedancer who travels to other countries for a good night's dancing. She is known to travel from her home in Hamburg to Sweden and drive home again same night! She went to Amsterdam for a line dance Christmas party and drove back again...and she came to Carlow, Ireland a couple of weeks ago for The Memphis Swingers megaweekend...our club's bi-annual weekend away.
Photo shows our teacher, Joan O'Gorman as she ceremoniously stripped Angelika of her German citizenship and adopted her as one of our own...her new name is ....Molly Eileen O'Fishcher. That'll teach her! Kimme, you will have to get an Irish name too. I'll work on it.
See those tricolour boxers? Well on the back they have a large pair of buttocks inscribed with the immortal words "Póg mo hón" (Irish for Kiss my arse) and in her right hand she is holding a small frying pan that cooks your fried eggs in the shape of a shamrock while in her left is a huge inflatable hammer. Cool.
She is making a speech in Gaelic that I wrote and coached her on and that's me, close by, to prompt her if she goes wrong (she didn't) Cailín maith, Molly! Is tusa go híonntach (Good girl, Molly! You are terrific) See? I'm bi-lingual, just one of my many talents :-)
Pompom Magic from The Stitch End
I just have to share with you my latest fab find. It is an easy pompom maker and it really is....It makes 'em nice and round and fluffy too and can do them in four sizes. I bought this on Etsy.com from The Stitch End and she does gorgeous ribbon too and is very friendly. I can't remember what the price was but it was very little and well worth it. Here is a pic of it. Treat yourself to one of these...tell her Pam sent you.