There are no words to describe the speed at which that weekend whooshed by - if you have them, share 'em please! As such it's going to take some pretty special Moments to chase away these Blues - handy then that these are special Moments:
1. Sing It Kitty
Now I know it's unusual for me to include an advertisement in Monday's Moments but very little has brought me as much joy as this 1.16 minutes this week. Starship, kick ass kid, air grabs and a singing kitteh - Awe. Some. (do make your own at the end of the vid, we have cried tears of mirth in Casa Cherry looking at ours).
2. This Works. Mainly Because it's Witchcraft.
|This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray: €19.80 in Arnotts or €20.17 online here with Free Delivery|
My return to work last week after a six month absence meant that I was seeing 4 and 5 am on the clock before I could nod off. Torture. When This Works Deep Sleep Spray arrived in my door on the second day back in the office I barely had time to register the ingredients before I passed out for an epic 2 hour nap.
Waking up, groggy and just in time for another episode of House of Cards or three, I was convinced I wouldn't sleep so stayed up until midnight. Figuring I had nothing to lose I sprayed two sprays of the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray onto my memory foam pillit and lay down. Within 10 minutes I was snoring á lá Grandpa Simpson! WITCHCRAFT I TELL THEE. I've used This Works twice since and you know what? This Works.
3. LoveBox Wedding Fest
I was delighted to be invited along to the LoveBox Wedding Festival in The Clarence this weekend. Having missed out on Emma's BDay shenanigans the night before, it was exactly what I needed to get me out of the house.
Tropical Popical were there, gals friendly as ever, painting the talons and Duke Special provided the laid back vibe with his original gramophone and DJ kit. The room was filled with original Irish artists and designers ready to make your day special and should I ever feel the inclination (I don't) I'll certainly be calling on some of the peeps I met there yesterday.
4. Liquor? I Could've Kissed the Face of Her!
|Turkish Espresso #NectaroftheGODS|
Following the show, the Sis & I had been invited into the Liquor Rooms next door for some drinks and dins. Unfortunately she wasn't available: THE BIG ABANDONER: so I brought himself instead.
Putting my hands up right now, they serve the best cocktails in Dublin, bar none (unless you want to prove me wrong). The food is cooked fresh, stupidly affordable and enough to feed a small herd of hungry Shetland ponies. In a word. GO.
5. ULT Monday Moment
Finally the Moment that I've been waiting a very long time, well two long years for. Today is my last Monday in Full Time work. The Doc certainly forced my hand on this what with the bandiness of my back but it has been agreed and with the site and you lovely lot being as awesome as you are, I am cutting down to part time in work!
Nope, I never thought I'd hear myself say that either. The dream is to finish entirely, isn't everyone's? But for now, for us, this is the right decision and I want to thank every one of you for dropping by and making that a possibility - well, at the very least, I won't be losing sleep over it. Never mind Moments, Monday is my new favourite day of the week! (after Pay Day of course).
Tell us, what's your silver lining this week? What's that one Moment that's chasing away your blues?