As the smell of freshly brewed coffee wafts through Yard Gallery we, in the command centre, are musing at what’s going on around us – it’s brainstorming BLOG TIME.
Hands up if you were taken by surprise at the perfect, hot sunny weather at Donegal or if you soaked up the sun along our tropical north coast this Easter? Well what a change it’s been this week, don’t put away you winter coats just yet!  ‘Can’t be fabulous all of the time!’ says Ronan (although.. on second thoughts, he could be referring to himself.)

Holywood may be basking in our glorious cloud cover, but Game-Of-Thrones-House-Of-Stark-Winter-Is-Comingbe prepared, winter may be coming back to Westeros; Oh yes, the eagerly anticipated new season of Game of Thrones has begun and we are all desperately hoping for our favourite characters to remain healthy and more importantly alive throughout the whole of this series – don’t be tempted to read ahead in your book!
We are debating whether we should send a basket of muffins to Kit Harrington, to cheer him up. Has no one ever thought to bring him to Coffee Yard for a Yard Fry and a coffee? Come on PR people!

In the Aladdin’s Cave that is Yard Gallery we have a GOT collection of quality inspired prints, one of which is entitled House Stark Winter Is Coming. The print features a very dark and moody Jon Snow with a menacing white winter wolf – just a little too big to be a fur throw that Vivienne Westwood might be proud of.
The Game of Thrones has inspired the BBC news blogs, which are trending the ‘art of political photoshopping’. The Liberal Democrats have edited pictures of party leaders onto images from Game of Thrones, making us smile this morning. This leads us nicely into mentioning the Election frenzy building up all over the country. What a ride that will be, buckle up and keep your arms and legs in the car at all times. While pictures of our local politicians adorn every lamppost and as they talk the talk (or not!) David Cameron, the ladies choice, is promising us all a ‘good life’. Is that possible, we ponder?

We leave you with this Blair Baillie print: ‘Hyena With Shakespeare Quote.’ Spoken by Autolycus in ‘The Winter’s Tale’, ‘Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance'