Blue Butterfly

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Hello all you wonderful Bloginistas out there.
We have been enjoying an Indian Summer here in The Burgh, however, yesterday the rains came in to the area and stayed all day;  then last night the high winds were whipping through the trees - I prayed we didn't get a repeat performance of a few weeks ago 'cause one of our trees fell over and knocked down some electrical lines and, of course, the local transformer exploded and we were all without electricity for a few days - generators are a wonderful thing... .
Now that the Goblins are behind us, we are all getting ready for the start of the countdown to Christmas, so here are a few lines to wish one and all a very Happy Thanksgiving - make sure you eat loads of Turkey and all the trimmings.  Be happy for what we have in our lives because sometimes we are too busy with everyday things that we don't realise just how truly fortunate we are.  Remember to love lots and especially tell everyone in our lives that "WE LOVE YOU".  Cheerio,  Toodle Pips, Gobble, Gobble, and all that jazz -- and as we say here in The Burgh,  Luv to yins all.  "Liz"   

Monday, November 1, 2010

Survived the Goblins!!!

Good Morning all you Seasoned Bloginistas!!!  Well, did you all survive the wee Ghouls and Goblins who came a-knocking at your door last night.  I always enjoy this Holiday seeing the faces of the children and how they keep an eye on how much candy you are dropping into their bags.  I noticed when I let them help themselves they only pick one piece, so I like to dole out lots of sweeties,  less for my husband Bob to guzzle on, although he does enjoy his fair share.

How do you like the new sides to my Blog - called Aqua Butterfly.   Sandie at  sent me a freebie website - I think she is testing me to see if I can follow instructions without jumping to my own conclusions... .   She knows me well. 

Today I need to take Bob's laptop computer for repair - so far he's had the cords etc., held in place with electrical tape, well that's not as bad as Duct Tape, or is it Duck Tape.   My Wee dog, MacTavish, a Llasa Apso (his sister Nessie went to Doggie Heaven on the 9th of August) they/he was 14 on the 1st of October and is blind (sees shadows) deaf and incontinent, is in his Den alongside me in the basement, he's enjoying his 40-winks and snoring away. Here is a picture of them, the loves of my life.  (Nessie is the Blonde, like her Mother, moi).

Well, time to get my London-derriere in gear and get on with the day.  Luv to all, talk with you soon.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en

Hello to all you seasoned Bloginistas out there --  I guess you can see I have changed the header on my page - no matter how I am feeling, these wee lads and lassies always put a smile on my face, so I want to share them with you too.  
I'm still "groping" my way around the postings etc., however, on the whole, not bad for being blonde... .
I took a picture of a few of my ceramic Hallowe'en decorations that I made a few years ago, can't seem to find any ceramic studios like there used to be. 
Sandie, of Crisman Creations, you've created a monster, but thanks anyway - you always see the best in me... .
Ta ta for now, toodle pip and all that jazz... .

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My First Attempt at Solo-Blogging... .

Hello to all you Blogginistas - I hope this will be successful.  We've had a glorious day here in Pittsburgh, weather was in the high 60's with loads of sunshine.  Got me to thinking on the holiday I had back in 2007 when I re-visited Ireland and all the places I enjoyed as a child when my parents and I would go there for our Summer, Winter and Easter Hols;  it is a place called Fanad in the most northern tip of County Donegal.  Picture above is one of the Bays in Portsalon and the one below is looking out over the Atlantic Ocean from Ballylar and the waters in the fore-ground are Tri-a-Lough.  The grass is still 40 Shades of Green and there are more houses, but not too many. Let's see if I can add a couple of my pictures for you all to see.   Until next time, Toodle Pip, Cheerio and all that jazz etc., 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Heritage Items

1.     Guinness As Usual Smiley Face - For all you Guinness Lovers out there, what could be better than wearing a Guinness T-shirt - buy it from A British Accent and save yourself a ticket on Aer Lingus - these fine t-shirts are made here in the USA of top quality machine washable cotton. 
Size:  Large -  Price:  $28.00

2.     Irish Tweed Patch Caps -  You will find no finer quality than Hanna Hats of Donegal Town.  These caps are city friendly and can also be a grand accessorie when out enjoying your country walks.  Ladies, you too can sport one of these fine caps when running errands.  (To measure for your size - take a cloth measuring tape and measure around your head, just above your ears - e.g.  22" = Small; 22.25"/22.5" = Medium; 23.5"/24" = Large;  24.5" = XL; and 25.25 = XXL
PLEASE NOTE:  Measure carefully - hats are non-returnable. 
Manufactured in Donegal Town, Co. Donegal, Ireland.   Price:  $45.00
3.     Sterling Silver Hallmarked Brooch - "Keeper Hounds"  are Zoomorphic in design and are from the Ancient Book of Kells.  When the ancient Celtic artisans worked in imitating a living image, plant, animal or human, they would depict it as grotesque so that when the living specimen died, its soul would bypass the art and move on to the Netherworld. 
1.75" long.  Manufactured in Ireland.  Price:  $38.00

4.     Irish Fisherman's Sweater -   This fine Black Watch (Navy/Bottle Green mix) woolen sweater has been around for centuries - over 40 different breed of sheep in the UK and Ireland have provided us with a perfectly natural product - Wool... .  British and Irish wools are renowned for warmth and comfort, with natural properties of strength and resillience that help retain the shape of your garment and give you lasting value for your investment.  Various patterns depict the families who are responsible for recognotion of the many designs.  Dry Clean Only:   Manufactured in Dublin, Ireland.  Size:  Large and X-Large - Price:  $198.00 --
XX-Large - $206.00

5.     Tartan Travel Blankets - These beautiful Scottish Tartan blankets are a must for picnics, boating and all indoor and outdoor activities (especially tailgating at your favorite football game).  Handloomed of the finest Scottish wool with 3" hand-purled fringe - Dry Clean Only:  Manufactured in various Mills in Scotland.  Size:  54" x 72" (including fringe).   Price:  $98.00

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Hi there,  today is D-day when I am selecting the products to put in to my Blog, of course, with the primary direction  of my dear friend Sandie Crisman, you know her from Crisman Creations.  Hang in there and you will soon see what A British Accent is all about.  The Red Lion Rampant at the top of my home page is on one of our Scottish Flags. 
Brought in my house plants yesterday - glad I did 'cause the temperature dipped to 38 degrees far. last night. Look forward to meeting you all as you get to know me and A British Accent and my wee dog MacTavish, a fine Scottish name for a Llasa Apso... .

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A British Accent

Come browse and experience... .  A British Accent that has come to your hometown...

I have a virtual supply of British and Irish woolen sweaters, Irish Aran Fishermen sweaters, Scottish Tartan Wool  blankets, Irish Tweed Hats and Caps, toiletries from England and Europe, Celtic sterling silver, pewter  and hand beaded jewelry, Guinness and country flag T-shirts, miscellaneous gifts - all inventory is authentic Scottish, Irish, English, and Welsh. including gorgeous T-Cosies from the USA made right here in Pittsburgh.  I have a top-of-the-line inventory that is available here to you... photos and descriptions to follow

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