Angry at Christmas 😣🎄

​It has been a while since I was here for the simplest or rather very complicated reason of my severed telephone cable. It happened at the end of September and sadly I am still waiting for Eir to come by and repair it. You should think that 3 no 4 months are more than plenty for those guys to organise themselves and get some work done so people can talk to their relatives abroad on Christmas 😩

Unfortunately, Eir people don’t feel so generous to their customers. 

So I have been suffering in silence for 4 months together with my family, including 2 teenagers (can you imagine 2 teenagers without internet at home all this time?!?!)

So, thankfully, we all have mobile phones and can still connect to the world this way. But for me nothing beats a good work out on the computer. 

So  Eir people, please get your stuff together and give us our internet back, we have been paying for it for the last 4 months without getting any, I say that is a bit of a rip off 😣

Oh yah, Merry Christmas to you too

🎄🎁   Eir   🎄🎁  


Autumn wonders

Sometimes it is necessary to grab the camera and escape in the garden.

You never know what you can find 😍🍁🍃🐕🐈

The cat at the thatched cottage, Fairybridge

Fairybridge cottage, Oughterard, Ireland

Garden details

Cat in the garden at Fairybridge

Lilies in the twilight

I was pottering about in the garden the other day and I was amazed how pretty the lilies looked in the fading light, right after the late afternoon rain.

Obviously, I had to share!!

lilies in the garden
Garden lilies
garden lilies
After the rain
garden lilies
Sitting pretty
garden lilies
Lilies in detail
garden lilies
A portrait of a lily

Photographer’s worst nightmare

Do you know what is photographer’s worst nightmare?

Well, not being able to take photographs of course. Today the weather was really bad and stormy when I went out to walk the dogs and I decided to leave my camera and even my phone at home.

Bad, bad decision. I regretted it all the time I was out.

I had the most amazing walk!! Yes, the weather was stormy and wet, I got showered twice and I dried out after that but it was absolutely amazing!! I walked on the High road,  just out of Oughterard. The name justifies the view that accompanied my walk till its end and back. You have no idea what Connemara had in store for me today, it was the most amazing of days!!

The dark clouds were flying so low over my head I felt as if I could touch them if I just stretch hard enough. Right above them, there were patches of brilliant blue sky smiling at me while I was getting showered right under. Because make no mistake, the wind was really strong and in a hurry, it really had some urgent business somewhere over the lake.

Still, the air was warm, crisp and shiny, the colours all around me vivid and bright – perfect conditions for nature photography, well, if we forget the constant drizzle flying in all directions at the same time…

I took a lot of photos this morning in my head, yes I can do that, I just wish I can show them to you now. I can see in photos and if I don’t have a camera at hand to do it in reality,  it can drive me crazy …

All I can do now is show you a picture of the dogs sleeping content next to the fireplace because they had a grand time and they were not bothered about photos, on the contrary probably they were happy I had no camera with me – they did not have to wait for me while I stop to take photos every few meters, I am sure it is such a drag for them…

boxers hugging sleeping

Anniversary post

Apparently it’s been 3 years since I started my WordPress blog, so we have ourselves a little anniversary here on WordPress and they keep score(I got a message :roll:)!!! 

So to celebrate, here is a little something from Fairybridge cottage 🌸🐹🏡

Thatched cottage in Ireland

Thatched cottage surrounded by flowers

Thatched cottage in Connemara, Ireland

Happy Anniversary to me!! 🌸😍😝:)

That summer feeling

Just have a look what you are missing if you don’t wake up early one day and hit the countryside!!

summer landscape from Connemara

Ireland is amazing at this time of the year. The lush green is outstanding, no wonder everyone is raving about the Irish Green. 

Once you have a look at my latest shots you will see why


And then there is the light of the early morning, there is nothing more amazing thasn that!! Taking photos at this time of the day is my most favourite occupation in the world

thanks for being here with me!!!

summer grasses