Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Go Nuts

Nardwuar is my new hero

Monday, December 27, 2010

Moony Moon

Wensleydale Gromit?

I think "A Grand Day Out" is still my favourite Wallace and Gromit animation.. I love cheese.. and the moon. So it's pretty much an inevitability that it would be a hit with me..

Shame I can't see the night sky as well here as I used to be at home. But the moon did make a nice appearance over the mountains.. and it looked so cheesey and yum.

Chas likes cheese too.. poor Morph

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pah Rum Pah Pum Pum

Don't tell ME what to do... stupid wall.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Don't you DARE leave me

Called in sick today, went to the chemist, came back home... 

Found this (Exhibit A):

and this (Exhibit B):

It is unclear whether the motive was good or bad... was she trying to: 

a. Save money on a Santa beard (note the dough drops in whiskers),
b. Mimic Oscar and make some bread (albeit carpet-bread),
c. Make me laugh (in an attempt to cheer me up),
d. All of the above, but really just being bad?

Jury is out.

Monday, December 13, 2010

This is not my picture

... but I think it is great and therefore I am posting it. I'm trying to get some Christmas spirit into me bones. I will be decorating a tree later.. that should help too. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Can't quite shake the funk...

Melancholy pre-Christmas Christmas card writin' kinda day...

Jack Frost

I love frost.. we don't see as much of it here as in Ireland. It makes such pretty pictures outlining the natural beauty of leaves and stuff. I took this picture on my new phone. The resolution doesn't seem to be as good as the old phone, but you get the idea.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have an urge to go ice skating... and to be Daisuke Takahashi... but a girl.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Big Sis!

Correct me if I'm wrong... but is there ONE Irish person who would be concerned with the calorific content of the black shtuff?

Oh.. that's right.. I live in North America now.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Frog Dog

I know, I know... gratuitous dog shot. But really, she is THE best dog in the world. So there.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let it Snow

It's beginning to look a little like Christmas. Lots of snow on the mountains, some on the streets, and a few National Lampoon's-esque houses beginning to spring up about the place. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Patriotic Pie

DumDeeDum... chopping veggies for dinner.. DumDeeDumm.. inadvertently creating Irish flag.

I will enjoy this pie even more now..

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Seasonal decorations are quite enjoyable in the context of their particular time of the year. It always makes me a little sad to see the pumpkins linger on after October 31st. They just wither and turn brown in the November rain. I was rather pleased to see this "Jacko" lantern though. Quite an artistic homage to the king of the Thriller, and also an amusing play on words.. I am unsure what I think of pumpkins guzzling beer though..

Snow is starting to fall on the mountains... won't be long til I try to once again become a boarder of the snow kind. Hopefully I'll stay up for longer than 5 seconds this time.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Flaaed White Knight

After playing an absolute BLINDER at the Alice in Wonderland festival, the poor White Knight fell down in a heap behind a bush..

The veins were all pulse(y) on the top of his head...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Dog and a Cat

Jus' loungin in the sun.. at first I thought maybe they were vampires crumbling in the daylight. But now I realise they were just working on the tan.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bringing it full circle

So all full of aspirations and great intentions I started this blog almost 12 months ago... I'm amazed I actually persevered with it as long as I did. But inevitably it reached the point where there was a sound of dread in my daily "I have to do my blog" exclamation. I was losing steam.. big time. But after a bit of a hiatus I think I may actually care again.. well at least enough to do somewhat regular posts to finish out the year.

I still can't quite believe it's November already.

Boob.. With love for all mankind. In a shop window akin to Mothercare.

I'm not sure why I took this.. I think there was a skunk but I didn't want to use the flash in case he sprayed me.. I wasn't in the mood for a bath of ketchup. 
Or whatever you're supposed to use.

Go for the eyes Leroy

Salmon.. running.. apparently. 
Courtesy of Oscar boxcar.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Things I saw in the last week

Bacon Donuts... yup that's right

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vans with eyelids...

Don't ya just love 'em. They look like real life Thomas the Tank Engine characters.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunny Days, keepin the clouds away...

So my camera's in the car.. the car is in Salmon Arm, and I am left with a phone camera... and a fancy camera that I'm scared I'll break.. so mainly a phone camera. I am also losing steam in the project.. as you may have guessed, but I WILL try harder. 

I promise

Til then, there's always drip-paint art on the path...

Thursday, September 16, 2010


At the Vancouver Aquarium.. this picture's a bit old, but I just came across it and loved the colours in it so I thought I'd share!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lil Stencil

I have eaten too much.. I feel ill. Note to self: Learn to control yourself at the Indian all-you-can-eat. 

I have been living at the current abode for almost 2 years, and I only just saw this stencil yesterday on our rooftop deck.. we live in a one bedroom apartment - not a sprawling country retreat.. I no longer pride myself on my observance.

On another note, this made me laugh. I am now hooked on Glee..

Monday, September 13, 2010

Smiley Happy Purple Rock Face Thingy


Your guess is as good as mine.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

How to be a Canadian

This was loaned to me by a colleague...

Apparently, I'm not very good at pretending...

Friday, September 10, 2010

She's my Witch

Thank the heavens for the Burlesque girls and their themed dances.. otherwise we would never be exposed to such treats as this lil ditty.

Don't worry Oscar, it's in the music folder and all!

P.s. For anybody who didn't know.. please click on any words highlighted in blue (pretty much anytime I say 'this', 'here' etc... just so's ya know!) 


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Asian Boy Hair

The boys put a lot lot lot of time and effort into their locks over here. This boy sat in front of me on the bus... The front was even more bouffant and spectacular.. but I was trying to be aloof.

His style reminded me of this ad I came across a long time ago.. I think it's the mustardee colour.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So wha happen' was..............

So, having been the hostess with the mostess for the past 2 weeks - I have SERIOUSLY neglected my blog addiction to the point where I am almost clean.. This cannot happpen. I am hereby fervently throwing myself back into the arms of the narcotic that is blogging, not to be stirred by anything.. well until I become distracted by something shiny.. or food.

Sometimes I find cool things at the clothes bin, sometimes I find disgusting things, and sometimes I have just been 5 minutes shy of meeting Mr. Bean.. or Penfold from Danger mouse.. this was one of those days..

Friday, September 3, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

More Wall Art

I really wish I was good at drawin and paintin and shtuff.. I'd cover my walls in stuff like this..

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Spherical Living - The Spheres

This is where we stayed for 2 nights and almost 2 days.. one of the best things I've ever seen/done in my life. It was made an all the more enriching experience by the wonderful couple who build and own these fantastic spheres. The building to the far left is a mushroom which houses a composting toilet. The sphere to the right of that is "Eve", that's where our buddies stayed. The one in the centre is "Eryn".. he was ours.

Thanks to Oscar, Claire, Tom, Rosey & Tom and Eve & Eryn for a special weekend.