Sunday, September 28, 2014

Brighton again!

I went to Brighton at the end of August to spend some time with my sisters on what turned out to be quite a girly weekend! One of the many highlights of the weekend was a trip to a dress shop, in which I tried on my first few wedding dresses!! It. Was. Awesome. I'm sure I'll be doing that a lot more.

We also had coffee and cake, strolled through the Lanes, had down time at Emer's house, went to playgrounds, had Sunday roasts...
I had such a great weekend!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

London again!

Another trip to London!

Laura and I spent the day doing some very touristy things, at my request. We cycled through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park and meandered around some very popular London sights!

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Although, Buckingham Palace was such a disappointment!
Look at that big hunk of grey...

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Later, we went to the Barbican theatre for a show with Neil Gaiman and the FourPlay String Quartet
Along with some solo readings and musical pieces, they performed The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains. It was incredible!

I love Neil Gaiman and am slowly working through all of his books, but he keeps adding new ones! If you haven't checked him out before, do it now! Also, now I have a new string quartet to listen to while editing at work, yay!


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The next day, we wandered around Hampstead Heath. We had pretty perfect weather for it! I thought we were crazy to go so far out of the city to sit in a park, but this place is so nice. It's more rugged than any of the city centre parks and feels like the sort of place you could easily get lost in!


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And just this weekend, I was in London again for the Open House weekend! I was volunteering at the RSC's home at Burlington House, showing people where to go in this spectacular place and giving information. It was tiring but also really enjoyable! And I loved being able to visit Burlington House again

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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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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!

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