Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday's Moments - 28/05

Morning all, wasn't that a scorcher of a weekend? Hope you had glorious sun shine wherever you are too and were rocking the SPF, I've little doubt that there'll be lobsters aplenty in Irish offices up and down the country today.

First and foremost the best news? This is your last Monday for a fortnight. Bank Holiday next weekend, yo! And now on with the task at hand...

1. How Do You Know it's Time? 

Some of us, that use home highlights or dyes tend to do so on a schedule, every 6 - 8 weeks for me as my hair is naturally light enough. The Sis is exactly the same, though she has a fool proof alarm to let her know it's time. His name is Séamus. I didn't believe this until I witnessed it last week.

Séamus has just turned four and has taken to examining her fringe to tell her 'That's an awful lot of old hair, Mam' or, post dye job. 'MAM! What happened all your old hair?!'. I almost choked when I saw him eyeing her suspiciously last week and exclaiming the latter. Out of the mouths of Babes, right?

2. No Caption Needed. 

Just as the title reads, this doesn't even need a caption. I saw this pic last week of BoD bringing the Heineken Cup into Temple St and almost welled up with happy tears immediately, then spent the entire day smiling at the memory. They say a picture tells a thousand words, this one has a thousand emotions. I absolutely adore it. 

3. Smells Like Holidays! 

Following the Snow White & the Huntsman premiere on Wednesday (review up Fri) the Sis and I decided that it was too early to call it a night. In we trotted (trat?) to the Gibson Hotel right beside the cinema in Point Village. It was as gorgeous an evening as we've had all year so we decided to try out the internal garden of the Hemi Bar. It was and is fabulous. 

They have lighting through the trees and running fountains with the smell of the open kitchen, cooking up tasty treats, wafting through the air. Closing my eyes for just a minute and catching the last of the evening sun, we could have been anywhere in the world. Glorious. 

4. Ice, Ice, Baby!!

I'm still pinching myself about Moment number 4. On Friday we (Karen & Joanne from and Lorraine from headed along to the 98fm Listener Summer party in the new Rouge nightclub in Swords. Aside from the inhalation of helium balloons and subsequent chipmunk rapping AND the two for one cocktails, 98fm were giving away one or two prizes on the night. 

Not being hugely interested in the movie passes or Peppa Pig tickets, we waited for the big one. A luxury weekend, all expenses paid to The Ice House Hotel in Ballina. I've heard nothing but rave reviews for this place so when the only entry condition was to tag yourself and comment, I was on it! I tagged us in and added a little rhyme (I never win the free stuff, it really is a crime, but send us to the Ice House and we'll love you dudes long time (no licky licky)) and Voilà ! WE WON!! The only thing better than a holiday is a free holiday (I say that like I know). So excited to get our tushes down there for some pampering and lolz in the coming weeks! Pack yo' mála, @Lovelygirlybits!

5. The Daily Double

I mentioned in last weeks Monday's Moments that I'd be starting to post twice a day. I was a little apprehensive at first that I wouldn't find the time to get the posts prepared and scheduled but I got there and the response has been phenomenal. Everything I'm writing about excites me (& hopefully you), so it really doesn't feel like a chore to be done.

Traffic has almost doubled and I'm right back on top of reviews, sneak peeks and tutorials for you lovely lot. One of my favourite things about established and respected Blogs is their fresh and up to date content, that and that I can check back a couple of times a day for new, exciting posts. I've had several companies (Beauty & Movies) approach me this week for PR and reviews and, while that was happening anyway, to be honest I think it's a result of the double posting and means only good things for this little blog and you, it's readers. 

It's taken me a while to get to grips with enough organisational skillz to have a hectic career, two big & bauld teens and a burgeoning social calendar to take the blog to the next level but I've gotten here eventually. I'd say if you're considering making the leap. Do it! I'm thrilled I did but even more thrilled that you're here and reading about it! Thanks, yo. 

Tell me this and tell me no more - what's going down in your world this week?


Celeste said...

Number 2 is tooo feckin' cute!


Lovely Girlie Bits said...

bwhahaaha I'd forgotten about the helium and who could forget Lola with her bosoms ;) Am vah excired about our weekend away and am currently working on the play list for travelling ;) Am really glad you're posting twice a day too, I mean, what's better than great content on a brill site? More great content! Loving your work and keep it up flossy!

Tinks_1983 said...

Just wanted to drob by and say HI! Stumbled on to you blog via Nails Adored and I have enjoyed back reading. Congrats on your hotel win.

Unknown said...

Awh my world is so small compared to yours :P I just started reviewing stuff other than polish so hopefully I can spend the next few weeks getting to grips with that!

I've never heard of the internal garden but that looks stunning :O Jeez you're two very fancy ladies altogether :P

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Husband to be and I stayed in the ice house recently- it is indeed amazing!! The spa is fab- outdoor jacuzzi!! Restaurant is really great too, ye'll have a ball! Congrats on the win!xx

Unknown said...

Oh Em Gee - what an amazing prize! Hope you two have an absolute ball. It's brilliant you and Karen are posting twice a day now - I've been thinking about it for ages and just can't seem to get myself organised, so fair play to you Sue, double posts = twice as nice!


Sue Jordan said...

Isn't it FAB? :D x

Sue Jordan said...

Aw Thank'um compadre, that really means a lot. The blogging community is so feckin' supportive!!

Sue Jordan said...

Thanks so much, Tink, delighted you found me! :)

Sue Jordan said...

Look forward to seeing you branching out too, Cuti, I love your writing style. As for us being fancy?! I spent the time trying to sit up straight and remembering to keep my pinky out! Hahaha

Sue Jordan said...

Ah, I'm thrilled to hear that Cee-Cee, thanks a mill. Your wedding must be coming up soon?

Sue Jordan said...

Ah Thanks, CeeCee, I'm delighted to hear it. Your wedding must be coming up soon? x

Sue Jordan said...

Thanks, Em!! Eh, you're a contributor to AND She Said Beauty AND your own cornucopia of beauty! - I'm uhmazed at your organisation already!
Your support is hugely appreciated, means oodles xx

Anonymous said...

Once a day is good for me so I'd say don't bust a gut (do you have that saying in Ireland?)

As for my Monday - unusually good! I had a nice peaceful day in the office getting some long overdue bits done. Had a nice lunch out and went to the library (I love the library). Food shopping and made tasty Mexican for dinner. A good day.


boredmum said...

I absolutely love that picture of Bod, the little girl just looks so happy, i was in Temple St on Friday when i saw this pic on FB, soooo cute,

Well done on your cool (pun intended) prize, :)

Unknown said...

Have a ball on the weekend away, make sure you post loads of photos of you two living the lavish life :). Well done on the posting, im still in the once-three times a week stage...real life keeps interfering :))xxx