Mosaic can be addictive!

June 21, 2012

” Thunder clouds rolling away to a new blue sky with plans for feta & broccoli salad and Greek roast lamb after walking on a Wexford beach on Blooms Day ………..and later I will start to read Ulysses, one more time, in the hope that I will get beyond page 237! One of those life challenges that I have set for myself. By stating it here I will be encouraged to make progress.”

That was my blog post this time last year. So; how am I doing with Ulysses? Much the same I’m afraid. Haven’t managed to make any progress. And so I renew my pledge. Yet again.

This year I spent Blooms Day morning in the garden. I cut the grass for the first time with the new lawnmower we bought two years ago! Not my forte – Brendan usually does it. But it does look lovely now and that gave me the urge to do battle with the weeds. I kept going even when it started to rain. Amazingly enough the rain was gentle and warm which is very unusual here. I finally came in when it began to pour and turned cooler!

I went to Bloom Ireland’s largest garden festival a few weeks ago and came home brimming with ideas for outdoor art. Watch this space as I roll out my new plans. I particulerly loved some mosaic pieces I saw which were especially made for outdoors. Yesterday I made a damselfly ( some of you – and me – might call them dragonflies! ). Last night I took a chance that it would not rain and stuck it on the wall outside my back door. I have to say it looks very pretty and I am very pleased with myself. Not ready to take a photo yet as I still have to grout it. Maybe I’ll take a sequence of photos to record the process and post them here.


I have tried to photograph these amazing creatures which I often see hovering and darting around by the Carrig River which flows through my garden - but without success.
So photo credit :Umberto Salvagnin.

The Greek roast lamb with feta & broccoli salad was delicious last year. Change of menu this time to Greek roast pork ….

29 March, 2014

Ok; hands up. That last post was a bit of a cheat. But honestly I had to do it....So that I could properly set the scene for my first outdoor mosaic on my home. I was thinking about this earlier and wondering could mosaic be like tattoo? Once you have one it's really hard not to have another?? To the drawing board... Colours on the wall... then a few little finishing touches.