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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... .

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