|Credit S: Brodie in her element!|
|Credit S: And Reuben in his!|
So, that's our summer over. The clouds rolled in yesterday and the weather finally broke last night with the more typical liquid weather that we're used to in Ireland. Still, we had a whole week of sunny skies which is more than we had over the last few years so mustn't grumble.
|Credit S: Wild flowers|
|Credit S: Busy, busy.|
I'm not sure if the news is such a big deal in other parts of the world but over here (well in England) we have a Queen who's about to celebrate 60 years on the throne and it's reached saturation point here along with the Olympics and that damn torch. I'm not much of a royalist, truth to tell, but am contemplating taking part in a competition I've heard about to paint a portrait of the Queen as the winner gets hung in the National Gallery (the painting, not the painter). I'll keep you posted if I do. Anyway, in honour of the Queen's Jubilee we get an extra bank holiday meaning we're off Monday AND Tuesday (thanks very much ma'am!)
|Credit S: Poppy in my folks' garden|
We're celebrating in our own way by heading off to Enniskillen in County Fermanagh for the long weekend on our first caravan trip of the year - it's already June so we're a bit slow on it. I can't wait to get away and the dogs even had their hair professionally clipped today in anticipation of some more warm weather as they weren't too happy with all that fur during the hot spell.
|Credit S: peek a boo!|
|Credit S: The early bird gets the, er, caterpillar|
I didn't get near my art studio this week. We spent a wonderful weekend up at my folks' house in Derry last weekend and made the most of their fabulous south facing completely private back garden! I even managed to get some prickly heat (the bane of my rubbish, fair, Irish skin! - in my next life I'd like to be Eva Mendes please).
|Credit S: Brodie trying to cool down in the grass|
|Credit S: while Reuben just stays in the shade!|
Anyway, Monday evening I wasted pottering round the house, Tuesday was my animal care night class and a visit from a bearded dragon, Wednesday was spent packing as Thursday was taken up with trips to the beauticians and the hairdressers and here we are with no art to show.
So, I'm going to be really cheeky given that Paint Party Friday kinda has the clue in the title and link up anyway just so just because I wanted to show off some of the photos my husband has been taking recently. He's really gotten into photography and he has a real eye for a good picture. There's a competition coming up with a TV show called Countryfile for a photo inspired by wildlife in the UK and he's been snapping away to see if he can capture the perfect shot. So, instead of my art, this post is illustrated with some of my husband's instead!
|Credit S: An Irish country garden!|
Hope everyone in the UK enjoys the long weekend and that we get some more of that lovely weather!