Monday, 19 January 2009

A Week Of Pictures. And More.

Early in the week, the last of the blue sky.


And then the freezing rain begins, we move inside reluctant to venture out. Interior days.


With lots of making and baking of one kind and another.


There was a double birthday to celebrate. A wonderful costume party hosted by our oldest friend's. Happiest Birthday blessings to John and Caroline. The birthday girl, seen below, stole the show. Most wonderfully. It was a night of many memories of similar gatherings before we all had children, and truly knew how to let our hair down.



Believe it or not but this picture below is me and Jay aka Bonnie and Clyde! It is the most bizarre thing to see a photo that you know is you but you don't recognise yourself in!  It was taken (and cleverly enhanced, no we didn't have the car!) by our marvelous babysitter/costumier/make-up artist and general enthusiast Lisa.
Thank you so much again!


There was music and singing and old friend's and new. And amazing effort, in the costume department, made by everyone.


Sunday then. A relaxing family day to recover, visiting my brother Chris and his  girlfriend Cliona in their lovely home. 
The food....! Oh my...






And now I'm ready to rest awhile...

13 comments:

Fine Little Day said...

Bonnie and Clyde, you look really cool.

affectioknit said...

What fun - Costume Parties are the best - your costumes ROCK!

acornmoon said...

What a fun time you have, how do you say it, "great craic"

Lisa said...

Woooo! I can't see that picture enough!

marta said...

so brillianT!! Jay looks weird - i can imagine the fun at the party - Happy Bday Caroline!

Esti said...

You look so funny in the Bonnie and Clyde costume!

Ciara said...

Thanks for the lovely comments folks!

Valerie, the craic was mighty!

Marta, Jay shaved off his lovely beard for it. It looked great (mad!) and perfect for the part, but I regretted it the next morning! :-)

Fiona said...

The Bonnie and Clyde picture is fantastic. You both look so different. Sounds like a fantastic party. That cake looks gorgeous.

Andrew said...

Looks like you had a great party. Costumes look brilliant

Emma said...

All the costumes look great. You and Jay look fantastic--I love your outfit! I always thought Bonnie had great style. I noticed your shoes in another photo...very nice. I was looking at something similar recently in purple suede.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Don't you just love costume parties!! The best kind!

Annah said...

Amazing Ciara, you both look incredible, and Caroline, Wow.

I'd love to have a costume party one day.

docwitch said...

I love that Bonnie and Clyde get-up!

Looks like some wonderful times you've been having there, and those cakes look very scoff-able.