Archive for November 2006

Deck the Halls

November 30, 2006


 I’m putting the tree up on Tuesday. It’s been the family tradition all my life, that the tree goes up on my birthday. I’m so looking forward to it. Little problem…..the girls want to help me. I know, I know, I should let them, but it takes forever when they help me. So, I’ll decorate it while they are at school and hope they are happy bunnies (elves) when they come home!

 So, contrary to tradition, I’ll decorate it on my own with Bing in the background singing ‘White Christmas’ and a little glass of  Amarula   blog-1.gif

Don’t tell the kids!

November 30, 2006


Another competition!

November 30, 2006


  No1 and No.3 both have an Irish dancing competition tomorrow night. The Christmas Féis  is more of a display/show of how the students are doing. The great thing is, all of them get medals or trophies however well they do. It’s a way of boosting their confidence, especially the little ones. The look on their faces when the results are read out is brilliant to watch!

Matchstalk Men

November 29, 2006

brian.jpg I was driving into Dublin last weekend, and on the radio was ‘Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs’. I was so excited, but No.1 thought I had gone completely off my rocker. “Don’t you think this is good?” I asked, singing and bouncing along….

 Well, she’s almost eleven, so you can guess what she said…….

The artist

A little ramble…

November 28, 2006

 trophy.gif Well she’s done it again. No.1 came second in the Under 12’s Credit Union Colouring Competition! Is there no end to my daughters talents? (swelling head)

 *Happy Birthday to TCP on Babybulls blog. He is ONE today!

 *I was ironing away this afternoon, I usually watch a foodie programme but decided to put on a Laurel & Hardy video. Well,  I  laughed so hard I almost cried. Remember the episode with the piano?

laurel.jpg It frustrates me so much to watch, yet it’s so funny. Anyway, whatever makes the tedious task of ironing pleasurable, suits me.

 *Winter colds have set in, in the Lionheart household. I’m sneezing so hard I regret not keeping up my pelvic floor exercises. I just hope we’ll all be well now for Christmas.


November 27, 2006


I’ve recently joined a bookcrossing group. Click  BOOK. What a good idea and an ideal way to pass your books on instead of having them collecting dust. I’ve dug up a few books to ‘leave in the wild’…

Irish Dancing Champ!

November 26, 2006


 My eldest daughter entered her most important Irish dancing competition yesterday and came home with two First Prize trophies and two Third Prize medals. 

 ‘The South Leinster Figure Dance Championships 2006’ was attended by 850 students, so we were thrilled to be placed at all, let alone do so well. Many of these children have been dancing since they were toddlers, my daughter has been dancing for three and a half years, she’s eleven next month.

 She has one more dance today, hope she wins again!  

Update: She got a Silver medal, her team came second!

November 26, 2006


Yodeling girl

November 24, 2006


This girl has talent!


November 24, 2006

  Well done Earthie for making it to number 15!