Sunday, 20 March 2011

A Week Of Pictures.

This last month has felt like a marathon of some kind. One of those crazybusy times when you feel as though your feet don't touch the ground, and you have no purchase on your thoughts. When the quiet moments are fleeting and gone before they are grasped.

But this weekend feels as though the work is done and we can now hopefully drift on the momentum we gathered, towards the summer, towards a time of ease. Not realistic, I know, but this evening as I sit in the quiet house, the clock ticking and the sea booming in the distance, after this most lovely day we have had, I look through my photos of this week to see which ones I want to share with you, (and for these few moments I allow myself this most unrealistic of thoughts!).

So here is a glimpse into our week. And a busy, fun-filled week it was. The best kind of week in fact, with family and friends and good times shared.

The funfair came to town...

....and there was a ball to be had!

And the sun came out. And stayed.

There were quiet moments too....

....and moments when little hands got busy.

There was a parade to attend on St. Patrick's Day....

....and presents to open, a heart's desire fulfilled.

For today we celebrated a Very Important Fourth Birthday!
The Smallest is now a whole lot bigger.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY B!
Although I feel tired, it's a very satisfied and fulfilled kind of tired, and even though it's Monday tomorrow and we are back to school after an extra long weekend, we are already counting down the days until the Easter holidays and sure before we know it it'll be summer, won't it!!

So, warmest blessings to you all on this magical, supermoon-filled Equinox. I have no doubt that this is why my heart is overflowing tonight.
And may your week to come be gilded by magic. 

23 comments:

Tracey said...

Busy with blessings, it seems. A joyous amble toward summer for you all.

Dorit said...

Yes it will. Before we know it :) Great pictures! And congratulations.

Mimi said...

Happy, busy, celebratory week.
They're the best kind. I like the look of that chocolate cake of his!
Must be something in the air tonight, I have that "i can hang in there till Easter and then it'll be summer soon" kind of feeling. Not that you'd want to wish your life away, just that, with respite round the corner, the businesss will be bearable!
have a lovely week, Ciara.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A fun fair of a week to be sure.
And by the way, you do have the cutest kids!!!

Gigi said...

It looks like it was a glorious week filled with all the best things--especially parades and the fair and cake and . . . well, all of it! I love these photos. You capture all the best bits with that camera of yours, Ciara. xoxo

swedishouse said...

hEJ Ciara

What a lovely post.
What a lovely family you have...
Happy 1st day of Spring for yesterday! :D
Roll on those lazy hazy days of Summer...
Have a wonderful week ahead
LOVE PEACE enJOY always
Julie
x

Martin H. said...

This post has set me up for the day. Lovely words and pictures, as ever. Happy birthday Billy? The cake looks delicious.

Paddy said...

Great selection.
Ah, nostalgia for the chair-o-planes at the funfair.

Joshua said...

As always, tremendous images.

marta said...

happy bday!
ican NOT wait to be there in may

jaboopee said...

your funfair looks so much better than the dublin one, happy birthday to billy too , looks like great fun ciara,

O'Daly John said...

Nice pictures !
And a very "Happy Birthday" to you Billy !

ramona said...

Wonderful photos. I love the one of the sweet small hands lifting a cracker.:)

Anonymous said...

Ciara, I'm planning on travelling to Ireland soon and I was wondering if you had any recommendations. I don't know if you have teenagers but I have four and I don't want them to be bored on the trip.

Love, Lexi

Ciara said...

Thank you all for your lovely, as ever, comments!

Lexi, please email me! ciarabrehony@gmail.com
:-)

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Such happy days, thank you so much for posting them...I had so many heartfelt smiles!

karmajustfar said...

Oh God I miss being a child! x

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Isn't spring grand?! The picture of the little 'green' ones anticipating what's coming next in the parade stole my heart...It's those fine, simple things in life which keep our hearts happy. Cheers...

GourmetGirlfriend said...

How lucky I feel to have met you in the blogosphere- to find the commonalities & joys we share- along with the difficulties & hardships of raising a large family.
Your images tell so much about what you see- what you find important, what you love & how you love.
I look forward to each and every post & hope that one day despite being on the other side of this fine globe we get to meet- FOR REAL Ciara!. xxx

Australia said...

I really missed being a child again. When all I can do is play, play and laugh. I missed going to places that were everywhere is fun. I want to go to a place where I can really be enjoy like this pictures.

Crosby Kenyon said...

I discovered your blog today. I've just started adding pictures to my own and find yours dazzling. Since you last posted on my birthday, this is like a belated present. Thank you.

Amanda said...

I want a giant hampster ball so I can walk on water, too! That just looks like incredible fun.

Ivy said...

hi Ciara,
I'm a big fan of your writings and your pictures. they are beautiful and very inspiring.
it has been a long time i didn't read your blog, i tried hard to remember your blog's name, because all i can remember is your name. Until i visited Jabopee's blog (i'm also a big fan of her art work) and found you there :)

it's always hard for me to express my feelings with words, your blog, somehow has helped me to get through it.

thanks Ciara.
xoxo