Sunday, 6 November 2011

MTV European Music Awards Belfast 2011

Well it's all over, the MTV EMA's from Belfast, Northern Ireland and we can't quite believe this all took place just 12 miles from our sofa!  

There has been so much hype this weekend and as a result, the most fantastic atmosphere in Belfast City Centre.

Outside The Merchant Hotel Belfast, Bieber Fans Gather.

Amazingly the sun shone all weekend over our beautiful city and with visitors including, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga, Belfast and Northern Ireland are now well and truly on the map.

Crowd Control at the Merchant Hotel Belfast.

We couldn't help but get involved and here are some of our photographs. 

Hannah Montanna Fans Come in All Ages!

We Were Entertained While We Waited.     


Me Pretending to be Famous.

Eldest Daughter Star Spotting

Youngest Daughter Getting a Vantage Post. Eldest Daughter Later Hung Off This Post for at Least an Hour.
The Stage in Front of The City Hall, Belfast where Snow Patrol Performed.  

 So what a fabulous night, just one mystery remains, who was this?

We Thought This Was Jay Z. It's Not But He Got A Great Cheer. Any Ideas?


              And in the Words of Selena Gomez, "Keep Her Lit."

Goodnight Belfast.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

With Love

Tomorrow my husband and I will be celebrating our 9th wedding Anniversary and I haven't bought a card so here I am quickly blogging and hoping that my husband, Richard didn't get me one either!
After all who needs an over priced piece of paper from Hallmark with some sickly anonymous verse inside to make the point, that my gorgeous husband already knows,
I Love You xx
(Despite the fact that in 9 years of marriage you've never cut the children's toenails.)

Richard and Lyn 28th October 2002

It makes me smile when you tell the girls that I was attacking you in this picture!

Here's to another lovely meal tomorrow night x 

P.S Can you start doing the toe nails soon?

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Forgotten Photographs.

In 2010 we attended the Belfast Chilli festival and one particular stall caught our attention. It was a vintage stall. The first item my husband fell in love with, was a 5ft replica of a gold Oscar. Nice piece but we just didn't have the room in our semi detached house!

Moving on, we came across a large box of black and white photographs and almost immediately one photograph caught my attention. 


I have very little information regarding this photograph. I am guessing it was taken in the 1940's, note the prefab homes in the background. I was told that it came from a house clearance in Belfast. I love the boy's Christmas style jumper, the wrinkles in his shorts. The dog's smile and eyebrows are delightful.

The second photograph to catch my attention is this one. Four children and a female on a beach on what looks like a cold and windy day. The children still have their socks rolled down though.

So where was this taken, who are these people in the pictures? Why are they not displayed in a family album for future generations to enjoy, who gave them away, was it a family member or the photographer?

Both photographs have Crown Copyright Reserved on the back with A and M on either side of a crown.

I would love to know who these people are and would, if required, reluctantly return the photographs to their rightful owners. Anyone with any suggestions,  please leave a comment below.
Until then, I will continue to enjoy appreciate the importance of my grandfather writing the date and place on the back of photographs.  

Lyn and Fiona, Ballintoy July 14th 1975