Sunday 25 September 2016

Describing myself in three fictional characters

Link to my original post on Facebook =)

I kind of wanted a dark Sideshow Bob there as well, but..

Saturday 24 September 2016

My favourite garage ♥

Above, a screenshot of my Facebook post, so here's a list of the links;

I can't praise this garage enough ♥ They fixed my Esmeralda, after the crash, last year (when the insurance company wanted to write her off), and today I got new front tyres, and a few other fixes (after having a puncture on the mountains, the other day).. Really good service, they know what they're doing, and very decent prices as well. No wonder they're always busy! 
The link goes to Google Street View, showing the place, it's just across the road from SuperValu Dunshaughlin (and if you leave your car with them for a while, I can also recommend The Snug Kitchen, which is a nice little coffee shop on the same road, on your left if you walk towards Main Street..)

Wednesday 21 September 2016

On leaving North Korea

(No, not the country..)

When you find that your work place is like a North Korean creche, and it's not getting better, it's time to go.

Yesterday was that point for me.

I decided, I will no longer be treated unfairly and humiliated.

I got up, I collected my things, I posted a brief goodbye to my team, I shut off my computer, I left my desk key on the drawer lock, and handed out my badge at the reception.

Then I walked out.

I will never go back to North Korea.

And now I can be myself again =)

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Tinahely Show 2016 - some of my pics..

I'd missed a few years, so it was nice to go to Tinahely Show again =)

The weather could have been better.. It was constant drizzle / rain.. =/

Tiny people on tiny bikes - really cute =)

I've always loved these farm toys..

I'm still a cow bum fetishist, LOL.. (See this as well)

Sheepos!! (a sheepo, pl. sheepos) =P


Pony kids..

They looked like big deer.. It's the colour, and the eyes..


Vintage cars..

I'd love a t-shirt like this!

Mmmm.. Food..

The Best Hotdog, ever!!!

Craft stuff..

I want that loom..


Sultan =D

Mini horse, and a goat.. 

Piggie nap ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Didn't stay for the sheaf tossing as the weather was so shyte..

Had to wait for ages, to get out of the parking lot..

I took pics of my shopping, back in Bray.. New rain coat, €18.

Man of Aran fudge..

Really good, but also really, really sweet..

Emoticon cushions.. I had to!

I never thought, I'd take pics of my poop, and share them online, even..

Hugging my poop, and being winked at.. (Family portrait)

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Pizza evening

I've been making a lot of pizza, lately.. It's quick and easy, it suits my shopping schedule (=once a week), it's quite cheap, and it's goooooood.. =D

My favourite pizza base recipe is on a fridge magnet - and I pimp it a little bit.. 200ml water, one sachet of dry yeast, 1tsp salt, 2 tbsp olive oil, about a pint of plain flour (I use a similar size jug to measure them, so no idea how much that would be in grams!), and I'll usually add a bit of garlic powder, and 1tbsp oregano.. I just switch the oven on (200C/fan), and prep everything while waiting for the oven to heat up.

My favourite sauce is like "cheat BBQ" - I mix about 3/5 ketchup, 2/5 sweet chilli sauce, and a few drops of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, plus some mild chilli powder, and ground black pepper..

Today, I went OTT with two kinds of pepperoni.. Cheese was mild white cheddar, and I put most of it on the sauce, leaving only some for the top layer..

The dough went a bit crazy, this time, but it was Oh - So - Good...

I left some for tomorrow, which was difficult.. LOL

Sunday 29 May 2016

So, I finally started using Snapchat - st.stello


Stello's Snapchat Stories - Around Wicklow.. May 2016

I had been avoiding Snapchat as the idea didn't really appeal to me, and I felt like I might be about 30 years too old for it..

However, I sort of forced myself to install it, the other day, and actually try it, before deciding whether to keep it, or not..

It's actually fun - especially the face filters.. (I have a history of having face filter fun with various webcams, but the Snapchat filters are much, much better..)

Most of my friends do not use Snapchat, so I'll share some of my Snapchat stuff with them in other ways - like on this YouTube video, above.. All these pics and videos are from yesterday.

If anyone wants to add me on Snapchat, my username there is st.stello

I was googling to find some interesting snapchatters to follow, but unfortunately, all the "top people to follow" type lists, were full of vacuum-head celebrities, and such.. I'd rather follow some real people, whether I know them personally or not, and see snippets of random real life stuff, maybe some cats, funny stuff, travel, etc..

Sunday 22 May 2016

Wonderfully weird

Purple Rain Prince AVI

I went on youtube, to upload a little evening video, but came across this Purple Rain video and had to watch..

What a shame that Prince had to die so young.. =(

2016 has been terrible, taking so many extremely talented people, way too young..

Sunday 8 May 2016

Summery Sunday!

It's been gorgeous, today! Really sunny and summery.. =)

I fixed the cat run roof netting, so the kitties had their first outing, this year, and meanwhile, I could have the patio door open..