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This is supposed to be full of things that make me smile – given how often I post here you would be forgiven for thinking I never smile!  Sadly I’m going to shift the blame to facebook and it’s got nothing to do with my lack of effort :) – honest!

We all know how it goes – you’re scrolling down your feed and you see something that you think is worth sharing for a number of reasons, so it’s easy enough – press share and the jobs oxo!  Well from now on I’m going to try and cross post a few of the more “Aww! cute” things over here – I might do an all in one post rather than each time…

So having said that I’m going to do an all in one post here’s an individual post ’cause rules were made to be broken!

SNOW!

If you know me, then you know I have a thing about snow.  I love it.  Actually, I love what is generally considered bad weather.

I also like to take photos.  There are a great many photographers out there that I wish I had but a fraction of their talent, but there is one photographer who takes the photos I’d love to take!

Meet Christophe Jacrot:  Facebook, Twitter, Website

On his site he has them all grouped – How about:

Blizzard

Melting Greenland (a sad thought for such beautiful photographs)

Winter In Town

and most recently White Iceland the photo on this page that I love is The Orange Tunnel!

this is a sample of his fantastic work:

SantaClaus – not going to make it too big – click on the links behind them holds such beautiful visions!

This is the one thing that isn’t making me smile – he had an exhibition in Paris November-ish time and we just couldn’t get over.  Hohum – I’ll just have to keep checking back just in case there’s another one.

Not Exactly A Resolution

Body Confidence

Body Confidence, or lack thereof.  We all have something about ourselves that we’d change, that we want to cover up – me, I’m on a diet and I’m happy with my weight but believe me google maps couldn’t find an ankle and the legs will be permanently undercover.  SO!  it was with great glee when I saw Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) post her #TenTweets featuring Hilda (a girl that does not live in Ireland I can tell you – the lack of wellies & brolly are the give away!)

So are you smiling?

Snow covered Champs-Elysées Avenue by Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

 

Snow & Paris – what more could you ask for in May?

A Lovely Picture

There’s something really nice and simple about this – one more photo you wish you’d taken yourself.

Photo taken by Laura Malucchi

Izabel

Yesterday we were invited to the Christening of a friends little girl.  We haven’t been to many Christenings so weren’t too sure what to expect.  After having one panic over some very random sign-postage and a wrong turn when we were so close to our destination we arrived just before it all started – phew.  I have to say the priest was lovely and it all seemed rather informal – which is nice, brings you into it.

Anyway afterwards we went back to their house and OMG – every time I think of that gorgeous house I’m tinged with a lot of jealousy!  The price you pay to live in the capital is a hefty one (and one I’m not entirely sure is worth it).  Anyway this is supposed to be about things that make me smile so let me tell you a bit about the proud Mammy – She is one of my dearest friends but in the last 3 yrs she has been through the ringer!  She married the man of her dreams but sadly within almost a year both of her beloved parents passed away.  They had been trying for a baby and when it finally happened A. became ill, but baby Izabel came through her mammys surgery and was finally born in October.  I have to say she is an absolute button!  I’m not prone to broody but I have to say this little moppet would do it to you with her gorgeous big eyes and jet black hair.

Please meet a little girl that is much loved.   Here it is the picture to make me smile:

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