Thursday, September 18, 2014

Visit from friends!

I've had a few friends visit me since moving to Cambridge, which has been so nice! I've shown them around the city, in and out of the colleges, up and down the church towers...

This place is amazing!

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Laura and I saw a performance of Othello in the Trinity College Gardens during the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival in August. It was such an experience!

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xx

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A trip to Wexford!

Both of my parents turned 60 this year, which seemed like a reason to celebrate. So we took the family down to Wexford for a long weekend in August and had an absolutely lovely time!

We visited Wells House and Gardens, an amazing 300 year old Victorian era house, which is still in use! We toured a few rooms downstairs in the house and they were so well preserved. I was impressed!

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There was a pet farm on site, where we got a chance to bottle feed some baby goats. And by we, I mean Laoisha. She didn't quite know what to think of it...

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but she loved the gerbil that she got to hold!

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And I adored the raccoons... Look how cute they are!

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Odhran was in awe of this giant pig...

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and a bunch of baby goats!

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The house we were staying in had a pool table, so Paul taught Laoisha a few basics and Odhran put the balls in the pockets a million times.

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We also visited the Dunbrody Famine Ship.

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My family are so sweet!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Visit from the parents!

Mum and Dad visited me in Cambridge back in... May, I think it was! My uncle Gorry also came up from London and as always, the weather was lovely!

The main highlight of our trip was our first punting experience. Punting is the best way to see the different colleges of Cambridge and it's so relaxing! You just sit in a boat and get pushed along...

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Dad and I walked to Grantchester through a very pretty meadow...

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And we saw a pheasant!

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Mum and Gorry met us in the village for Sunday lunch and a few sunny day pints in the Red Lion. It was super tasty!

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It was so nice having them down and spending a long weekend together. And I love that I live in a place interesting and close enough for people to visit me!
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