It’s hard for me to pinpoint a time in my life when anxiety hasn’t reared its head in some shape or form.
From primary school worries about being the smallest in the class to the torture of bullying for several years; through secondary education in an all girls school to career worries at university; and finally to post-natal depression and a diagnosis of generalised anxiety disorder almost 5 years ago.
“ The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied...strength and beauty must go together.”Louisa May AlcottFrom Fifty shades of grey ( Jamie, I’m sorry, as lovely as you are, these movies are terrible) to the more serious cases in and out of court around sexual harassment, women are at the centre.
Visual artist Aly Harte opens debut exhibition 27 May – 23 June - City Artist. Country Born. Sea Inspired Belfast visual artist Aly Harte exhibits a collection of her latest works inspired by the beautiful seascapes of Irish coastlines both north and south. City Artist. Country Born. Sea...
Healthy breakfasts.I have always been an advocate for breakfast, it may be my favourite meal in the day. Although saying that, I love a cold meats platter lunch, or a steak dinner or a pizza. Nonetheless, a good start to my day includes a decent breakfast. The further I get into eating whole foods and nourishing foods for my body, the more intrigued I am about the variety of good stuff out there which can be sourced locally and/or easily in our larger supermarkets. I asked my instagram followers to share their favourite healthy breakfasts and I have included their recipes amongst the other links.
We're knee deep in golf viewing with the Ryder cup tonight. 'Third Green' Irish Open special edition print above is available here.How was your weekend? We had a great one spending time as a family achieving very little. Myself and the three boys watched the movie 'Brave' yesterday after we walked and scooted to the local park. Four of the five of us then ventured to the local TK Maxx (!) and my eldest who knew it was a rarity for his Mum to clothes shop was quite vocal about the experience saying "This is pretty boring, who does this Mummy?". Shopping has always been viewed as more of a chore than a pleasure in my mind, and we were only in for trainers. So despite my rummaging through the rails ( that's what TK Maxx is there for, right?) I got a pair of Reeboks and a pair of yoga leggings (what a surprise!) then scampered out of there. Oh yeh and the baby got a coat for the colder mornings on the School run. A large food shop excites me more! In case you don't follow my various social media sites; twitter, Facebook and Instagram which is shown below and in your sidebar, you may have missed the excitement that my artwork features in this Season of The Fall. A BBC thriller which stars Jamie Dornan.
My special edition Golden gate bridge is now LIVE on the shop, click here.I am pretty behind on making this post for you as it is 5pm on Sunday evening but I had an AMAZING week and fun weekend that it is worth being a little off track for. I hope you have had a good one. Last week somehow I managed to be organised which for me (our family) is by no means the norm. Work and play were on high demand for every one of us (my kids have a better social life than me sometimes!) so I had no choice but to knuckle down and apply myself!
The champagne special edition print is now LIVE on my shop! Buy hereI know I say it a whole lot but a weekly post with a dates means that I have flash backs of sitting pregnant in March making them and then almost fall off my sofa when I see it's five months later. Time flies doesn't it!?
The set of three city break A6 prints can be bought here for just twenty pounds.Well hey there September! Happy Sunday to you and thanks as always for checking in on this weekly post of links and recipes from around the globe. Another one of our friends from Camp is visiting with us after a stint he had in Greece. From seeing his photos I am DYING to go some day. Have you been and if so did you love there?
Back to School this week! My Belfast Royal academy print + other School prints can be found here
Happy (UK) bank holiday weekend!
I start painting again tomorrow when my husband is off School and thankfully don't have any Sunday night blues because of the lovely four and a bit months with our "wee chicken".
The boys and I enjoyed our time at the North coast of Ireland with my Mum and came home on Thursday to start thinking about School, uniforms, routine etc!
I hope you're having a good one.
Wellbeing links below
The above print of Portstewart promenade can be bought here on my shopHello from the sunny North coast of Ireland! The boys and I have been with my Mum and despite the lack of roasting hot sun, we are still having a ball. Ice creams on the promenade, Barry’s big dipper and an endless amount of outdoor activity, mostly of the sand and water kind. Here are the two big boys with their buckets and spades- sure isn’t it what it is all about!?
The Special edition irish open print can be purchased here.