The first signs of summer – people heading to the beach in shorts and dogs sunbathing… This summers going to be a busy one, and the last one with just John and I; we have a little one on the way either late August or early September, we are thrilled – it’s so exciting! Over these next few months we are getting things in place ready for our son or daughters arrival. I’ll still be taking on projects up the the knuckle and hopefully weaving in projects after too.
Since our visit to Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery in Glasgow, I’d love to study more sculptures (this time with my SLR). These images were processed on an iPhone using Visual Supply Co. The sculptures themselves are so emotive, the museums downlighting really does them justice through the lens, although not so much by eye.
…we are now cooking with gas and the Turkey is pretty damn good; everything is super fast! Can’t wait to share more photos and design work in progress.
After a weeks break in sunny Brighton (with some selfish design indulgence at Reasons To Be Creative) we took many photos. Travelling to the end of the country and forgetting my camera battery was nearly the end of the world—however my phone was at hand and seemed to capture some interesting shots that possibly (being too precious with my SLR) I wouldn’t of got. So here is the updated post as promised—I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them:
The beginning of my post about Dublin. I will update this post soon, but for now…
We stayed in Tallaght, just South of Dublin, with stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains and opposite the Shamrock Rovers Stadium.
Before booking the trip, we assumed Dublin would be full of quaint little Irish pubs with fairly traditional small towns. Surprisingly—Tallaght didn’t seem to have the quaint pubs we were hoping, however, the more central to Dublin you were the more obvious it became you were in Ireland! Staying only a few nights, we managed to soak up some atmosphere in Oliver St. John Gogarty, enjoying a bit of foot tapping and hand clapping to traditional Irish jigs as well as a bit of shopping on Grafton Street!
Always drawn to the coast; we also traveled North to Howth—a small fishing village. Enjoying the hillsides and walks along the piers to see Ireland’s Eye and the busy harbour:
On the drive back to my hometown, the sun shining bright and the scent of freshly cut grass—it surely did feel like the start of summer (shame it’s now Autumn). The temperature saying otherwise, with heaters on full, I decided to pulled over to capture this beautiful dream like scene in Culter, just outside Biggar in Scotland.
This weekend we’re off to Dublin. Traveling down to Holyhead in the early hours of the morning, we are hoping to have a few hours in Wales before catching the ferry over—must make a planned schedule to make sure we do all the touristy bits in Dublin. Of course, from various suggestions the Guinness Storehouse is at the top of the to do list!