Wednesday, June 24, 2009

WORDLESS WEDENSDAY :) =^,,^=

BLOGGERS CHOICE :)


FRENCHLIQUE



FRENCHLIQUE



FRENCHLIQUE



FRENCHLIQUE



A.Andrew Gonzales



A.Andrew Gonzales



ARTIST...


A.ANDREW GONZALES .... http://sublimatrix.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

JUNE IN WICKLOW :)


STROLLING THROUGH THE WOODS WITH MY SON <3>

DOWN OUR LANE :) MY PET HARE LIVES HERE ;)


BEAUTIFUL FERNS :)


SCENES FROM MY WOODS TODAY :)

THE HONEYSUCKLE IS IN BLOOM :)

THE AIR WAS FRAGRANT WITH SMELLS OF SUMMER !



BEAUTIFUL FOX GLOVES WITH FERNS :)

RETURN TO PLANET EARTH ! FOR SOUP ^^ ;)


I LOVE ROSE PETALS ^^ <3


TODAY I PICKED SOME ROSES FROM MY GARDEN :)
AND MADE SOUP ;)




I'm back I think he he !
what a weekend ! lol

so I'm making SOUP @@ !

This is my own recipe !

self thought and proud !

Carrot
and Veg Soup !

You can see from the bowl that carrot is your main ingredient !

although I have also added some of what I have in my fridge today !


The trick is to have at least 5 times more carrot ! than anything else ...and just use what you have ! soup should be simple ! hot and tasty ;)


Added today , one leek , one celery stick, bunch broccoli, slice of turnip, shake of chili flakes !




and for garnish , asparagus !

The method is simple ^^
saute veg for a couple mins with some olive oil ! add some chili flakes at this point ;)
Next add one pint of chicken stock , then one pint of veg stock !





bring all to boil !
simmer untill veg is tender..
blend all and transfer to bowl ...




wash your soup pot and return blended soup and bring back to the boil !
this soup does not need any more seasoning !





garnish option , !
saute asparagus chopped up !
sprinkle on top of veg soup before serving ;)
enjoy !
PS: great booster when your hungover ! or have been ill x



SWEET PEAS ON MY KITCHEN WINDOW :)

VIEW OUTSIDE MY LOUNGE :)

MY MOTHERS DAY ORCHID IS BLOOMING AGAIN YAAAY !
ALSO NEW PARROT PLANT GIFT ^,,^

Friday, June 19, 2009

FREE WEEKEND ! WOOT HE HE

My lil boy is away for the weekend ! my darling has arrived with the merlot ^^ and is in the shower as
I type...
my sister arrives with friend in tow for party tomorrow !" and its solstice ^^ im excited yay, I made a wonderful new friend today from texas x hugz dixie :)...
yet cade is only gone an hour and I miss him aww :/ such is the way when they are still only 9 ! its easing a lil although untill his journey is over i remain alert ! I realised when I first set eyes on him that i had created a new worry hormone , followed up quickly by the feed him hormone ! and then the clothes baking hormone ha ha ha ...
I must in some minutes give my undivided attention to my beloved ... he had a cheeky grin walking towards the bathroom tee hee even though between all he has driven around the country and back today sighs <3>
I already know sunday I will be hung over lol , i havent seen my sister since mum passed ! we need to sit and talk and laugh together :)<3>
sooo it may be monday before im back ... with all the news of it all ... son returns sunday nite , my teeth washing hormone hopes he gives two whole mins twice a day ^^ namaste all ,, have a wonderful weekend :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

WHO IS KITTIBEE ? @@ =^,,^=



KITTI AND VIOLET DANCING AT THE TOWER , FRIDAY 20TH JUNE :)



Such inspiration last days ^^ I love being a blogger @@ ! its official :)

when I started I used my avatar name Kittibee ! you see for the last two years approx I have been living in and creating a virtual space in Secondlife ... !!!!
I am no longer in virtual worlds , Im happily back in the real world !!! phewww he he ...
A wonderful journey and a learning experience ! writing scripts , using applied maths, and physics ^^ yeash I love numbers and codes I have them for breakfast GMT, PDT time , or any time zone for that matter yikes .... Now days I have a much different clock , Im in bed by 11 and up at 6 or 7 ! Depending on my partners work ^^ I like to make his lunch yay ! <3
Son is up at 7.15 ! and on school bus at 8 .... mum free till 3 :))
Kitti was a mermaid in secondlife living underwater mostly ;)
Now I scuba dive with my partner John ! who has for the last 6 years been a firefighter <3>
In January he left the fireservice, to enable us a life together and we moved in april to the mountains :) of course he is still a rescue diver this is a voluntary service and thankfully not a constant demand on him ... and now we dive together for fun :) Truk lagoon next year wooot !
Day to day he has his own company , Heating and plumbing ! and he is good at it all ! including loving me ! I feel blessed to be with this wonderful person , who still carries a rescue kit in his jeep in case he meets an RTA (road traffic accident) , for all those who drink and drive , someone has to cut them out ! Please dont drink and drive x....
Okie he has just come through the dooor ... grubs up <3>
Just placed a picture of kitti in Secondlife .. to show you the wonderful possibilities for an artist to explore :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

video

IVE ALWAYS BEENA DIARY GAL ^^ BUT IM BEGIN TO THINK THIS IS A MUCH COOLER FORM OF DIARY KEEPING :) ....

THE TABLE :)
THE KIDS :)


ITS COOL TO BE 9 :)


COOLIN DOWN IN THE WOODS :)




THE CAKE :)
ITS 8 PM AND THE PARTY IS OVER :)
IM HAVING A GLASS OF WINE NOW WHICH IVE BEEN LOOK FRWARD TO ALL DAY :)
THE KIDS HAD A BLAST AND TOLD ME I WAS A COOL MUM !
SUCCESS :)
AND ALL DONE UNTILL NEXT YEAR :)
ONE POINT THAT MUST BE NOTED , 9 YEAR OLDS DONT MAKE HALF AS MUCH MESS , ITS A SOPHISTICATED AGE HE HE ...
ALTHOUGH HAD TO CHASE CADE TO GET HIM TO WEAR SHOES A FEW TIMES..
IM EXHAUSTED AND HAPPY <3
I LOVE BEING A MUM ;)




Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WILDFLOWERS, JAVA, COOKIES and BIRTHDAY CAKE...!



OK ! COUNTDOWN BEGINS :)
MY BABY !
IS 9 TOMORROW YAY !!!

I OVER SLEPT AGAIN THIS MORNING LOL :)

SO WE WALKED INTO SCHOOL TOGETHER IN THE SUNSHINE ! :)

HE COMPLAINED OF COURSE BUT I SOON DISTRACTED HIM WITH THE PROMISE OF COOKIE BAKING AND BIRTHDAY CAKES :)

I COULD NOT GET ANY BALLOONS :/ BUT THE LOCAL ORGANIC SHOP ORGANISED ONE OF THEIR STAFF TO GET SOME AND DROP THEM TO ME YAY !
AND ON OUR OAK TREE WHICH I WILL CLIMB TOMORROW I WILL HANG SOME TO GUIDE OUR GUESTS :))



EGGS BEAUTIFUL EGGS :)
I HAVE DUCK, HEN AND BANTHAM EGGS :)
STRAWBERRIES , CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND CREAM !
BROWN AND WHITE SUGAR AND NO SELF RAISING FLOWER YIKES @@
COOKIE DOUGH IS COOLING IN FRIDGE , FEED MUM .... ONE MORE JAVA AND PANIC STARTS TO ARRIVE HA HA ....
I ENJOYED MY WALK TODAY ALL 6 KM ! I DID ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS I PICKED SOME WILDFLOWERS :)
MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO BE IS WITH MY HEAD STUCK N A HEDGE HE HE .. ALTHOUGH I WONDER WHAT MY NEIGHBOURS MAY THINK ^^ I HAVE JUST GOTTEN A NEW TATTOO ON MY BACK ! AND THEY MAY THINK ITS ALL A BIT STRANGE ! HEHHE
ON LEFT IS CADES NAME IN JAPANESE AND ON HIGH RIGHT IS JOHNS :)
OK BACK TO BAKING ^^
JENNY GAVE ME THE COOKIE RECIPE AND IT LOOKS SMASHING !
SHE GAVE ME THE EGGS ALSO , FROM HER WONDERFUL HENS AND DUCKS ...
ALTHOUGH I SEEM TO HAVE GET OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT WITH HER GOOSE HA HA ANOTHER DAYS STORY ;)

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES :)
18 OZ FLOUR
1 TSP BREAD SODA
1/2 POUND OF BUTTER
6 OZ CASTER SUGAR
6 OZ BROWN SUGAR
1 TSP VANILLA
2 EGGS ( I USED DUCK )
CHOCOLATE CHIPS !

OVEN 375
CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR
BEAT IN EGGS AND VANILLA
ADD DRY STUFF
CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN !
ON TRAY ....
9 /12 MINS
TAAA DAAAA !KEEP IT SIMPLE ;)
I WILL WALK AGAIN TO THE SHOP IN THE MORNING .. TO GET FLOUR FOR THE CAKE ^^ IT WILL BE A STRAWBERRY SPONGE CAKE ! YUM ...

NEXT TO DO , MANADARINE JELLY WITH MANDARINES IN !

AND !

CHOCOLATE RICE CRISPY CAKES !

DONT FORGET TO MAKE DINNER AND FEED HUNGRY MAN WHEN HE ARRIVES HOME HE IS WORKING LONG HOURS NOW .. 6 AM HE LEAVES IT WAS 10 PM WHEN HE GOT HOME LAST NIGHT NEARLY TOO TIRED TO EAT :/
JOB IS JUST COMPLETED ..!
TONIGHT , HAM , CABBAGE AND SPUDS ! IRISH STYLE ;)
MORE TO FOLLOW :)
HURRAY THE COOKIES ARE MADE AND ALSO THE RICE CRISPY CAKES !
IM OFF TO A GOOD START :)
YUMMMMIE :)
ITS OFFICIAL . I MAKE GREAT COOKIES HEHE THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE SMELL OF COOKIES BAKING ^^

Monday, June 15, 2009

MY SUMMER COTTAGE GARDEN :)

MY PRIDE AND JOY BABY OAK TREE GROWN FROM AN ACORN :)

OUTSIDE MY BEDROOM WINDOW :)

A CLOSER LOOK AT THESE OLD STYLE ROSES :)

SWEET PEAS :)

YELLOW IRIS'S :)

SOME FLOWERS FROM MY GARDEN :)


ROSES FROM MY GARDEN TODAY :)
MANY SHADES OF PINK AND PURPLE :)

I thought today i would begin a small blog of pics from my lil garden !
This is an old garden its taken many years for these rambling roses to grow to their
places in my hedge ... It started to rain so I had to stop but, roses and raindrops are very beautiful also :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My two guys :)


Meet my wonderful partner John and my beautiful son cade :) they are my life :) and I love them more than I can place into words... I walked alone for many years waiting to find my soul mate when he finally arrived I was suprised he he kind of like my son I was 37 when he was born :) I am blessed to ahve them both xx

Welcome to our home :)

This is my garden , or at least some of it :) we are surrounded by forests and woods ;) and a wonderful family of creatures who are very shy and easily frightened ... I hope you enjoy the pictures I have manage to make of some of them, although we have deers all around us they are very hard to catch on camera they run so very fast , but i see them daily and the eveidence they leave on their way :)
This is our cottage :) it has a painted tin roof , once it was thatched and we hope to rethatch it, it is our wish to buy this property! It belongs to an elderly lady who is being cared for now she is 85 ! all her linens and table cloths and beddings are still here and it feels it is only right.

J+K <3 message left for me in the forest ..x


Its saturday morning and I am slowly finding my way around this new space :) i slept late today 840 am ^^ normally im awake at 6 am ... Living in the mountains I try get as much light as possible becaue the winter here will be long , dark and snowy :).... We moved here just two months ago and its been the most exciting new adventure and the hardest time of my life too , two weeks after my move my mother died ... I felt very high above the procedings that followed watching from aboe somewhere , just an observer ... slowly I am float back to earth , i felt i travelled a lil of the way with my Mum on her big journey away from us... you are never quite the same afterwards and it feels hard to explain exactly what has happen but I am a different woman now, now I really am a parent myself. the strange and wonderful thing is it feels as if my Mum waited untill i was safely settled in my new life before leaving to finally be with my Dad who she shared all her life with untill he died when my son was 6 months old ! the old saying comes in to play very much here in my story , when one door closes another one opens... Its been two months now approx although i dont count the days , I am blessed to be in one of the most beautiful places in the world The Garden of Ireland :) Loved and respected very much by my partner John and my lil boy Cade x :) I hope you will enjoy my new journey into my 40,s he he ! Ive had a wonderful life , which ahs lead me down many roads some not so wonderful ha ha but always colourful , looking through the eyes of an artist and a free spirit. Namaste to you all , it is a good day to be alive x Karen x

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hello everyone :) this is my first blog and my first line he he welcome to my corner of the universe grab a cushion and sit beside my fire crosslegged on the floor as we wander through life togther and mentally hold hands across the world .. from my mountain home in Ireland to your little spot whereever it may be .. Kittibee <3