Chinese Zodiac Year of the Snake

Years of the Snake. 1929 – 1941 – 1953 – 1965 – 1977 – 1989 – 2001 – 2013 Snakes are romantic and charming. They are deep thinkers and always mysterious. Snakes are graceful and soft spoken. They love a good book and appreciate all of the arts. They lean towards all of the finer things in life. Snakes trust themselves above all others and are seldom wrong; but behind a sophisticated front, Snakes are very superstitious! Snakes are good with money and don’t have to worry about finances. Somehow,…

Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey

Years of the Monkey: 1932 – 1944 – 1956 – 1968 – 1980 – 1992 – 2004 – 2016 No task is too great for the clever Monkeys. They master most anything. They have extremely charming manners that draw others. Monkeys solve difficult problems with ease. They are quick-witted, innovative, and they have total and intense belief in themselves. No one delights in their own accomplishments like the Monkeys. Enjoying themselves immensely, they try anything at least once! Monkeys are intellectual and their memory is phenomenal. They recall the smallest details…


Roald Dahl said “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”

Roald Dahl Good Thoughts

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. From the Twits story which contains possibly Roald Dahl’s least lovely characters. I think it specifically relates to Mrs Twit, whose lack of good thoughts leads her to become uglier and uglier…

Doing what you love

Are you doing what you love or just what is expected of you is a question I sometimes ask when I feel others influence starting to overwhelm me. Sometimes we allow others too much influence over us and we act in ways that make us feel uncomfortable. This poster can help remind us to follow our own path and perhaps follow the advice of Confucius when he said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. There are many people including myself that…

Grandad’s Heart of Gold

This poster makes a beautiful gift for Grandads because it lets them know that you care. As we get older we need more reminders that we are loved and I hope this poster offers an opportunity to help you let your grandad know and feel your affections. Poster size: 12″ x 18″ or 30cm x 45cm Price: €7 plus postage

Quiet Mind

“Quiet Minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, lick a clock during a thunderstorm” is a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love this saying because it reminds me to quieten my mind daily especially as “life” seems to be getting more and more chaotic around us. When my mind is quiet, I’m better able to handle the daily pressures and turmoil, whether real or exaggerated.