Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Closest Thing I got to Feeling like a Princess in a Castle

I never posted any pictures of the new place I call a home after the move. As me and Karl have broken up we will shortly be moving out though. I have been thinking of moving closer to the city as I'm tired of living so far away from city center and getting in and back out can be quite a hassle. 

As the house I live in right now is actually very nice and will be missed by both me and Karl, I thought I would post some pictures of it. I never got around to taking any pictures from the inside, so I will have to make it a priority to do so sometime during the coming week and post them.

As for now I can only give a sneak peek of what the place looks like. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Letting Go is Always Difficult, Especially when it comes to Kittens

The kittens are now six weeks and they continue to melt my heart as they grow older and more mischievous. They're like little monkeys of joy! We have started looking for new homes for them but the idea of parting with them is killing me. The other day Buzzer cuddled up into a ball on my shoulder and I thought I was going to start crying.

It May not be Sunny but I am Warm at Heart

It's really nice weather today and I have the biggest urge to go swimming! The sun keeps peeking out now and then but it is very warm and there is just the slightest hint of a breeze. A drive down to a beach would be nice but me and Karl are a bit short on money in these last weeks before payday

Oh and by the way, the pictures were not taken today, thankfully it is not that dark even though the sun is hiding. I took these last week when I went for a jog. The sun was setting and the sky was very beautiful and on my way back I had to run inside the house and get my camera and I took a few shots of the nature around me as well. Don't ask me which kind of flowers they are because I don't know anything about flowers. All I know is that they were by the side of the road!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Slumber-Party-BBQ, Canoeing and Absinthe makes for a Deadly Weekend Part II

The next day we sat in the havoc that was the scene of yesterday's drunken mess of a party - most of the cans having had been cleared away by some early risers - and continued to enjoy the sun. 

We continued to stuff our faces with food, but less frantically due to now being hungover instead of drunk. Somebody decided it was a great day for canoeing and I was asked to join them. Two canoes were stuffed into a big white van and we drove to a nearby park.

I have never canoed before and gladly accepted the offer. I think I impressed Darren by actually wanting to get into the waters and continued to surprise myself by not capsizing once as I went down the quickly gushing river. 

I felt a bit stupid canoeing in pantyhose/sweatpants/borrowed over-sized male runners and I got completely soaked but I absolutely loved it! I can't believe how much I had!!

P.S. I tried absinthe for the first time as one of the girls at the party had a small bottle of the green liquid. Everybody else seemed to be of the impression that it burned going down their throats, but I don't know what they were talking about!

Slumber-Party-BBQ, Canoeing and Absinthe makes for a Deadly Weekend

I am sure that you have been able to see from a few of my recent postings that I am yearning for sun. As the Irish summer can be a bit of a let down, I have not been holding my breath for any fantastic summer weather.

All the moaning (not only from me but also by fellow country men and women) seems to have paid off as the last two weeks have been truly wonderful. The weekend before last was the first few days to feature a brightly burning sun and everybody went crazy buying lots of alcohol that the stores were churning out to the masses at discounted prices, and planning barbecues.

Darren is a friend I made at my last workplace and while we get on and gossip about things left, right and center, we have not seen each other for well over a year. Said friend decided that as I had broken up with my boyfriend and been stuck in a large remote house on my own with said ex, I was in serious need of getting out and having a lot of fun!

There were talks of a roadtrip and camping, but the final verdict was that I was going to get dragged to a barbecue at his friend's house. 

Along came Friday and Darren picked me up from work. We drove to his friend's house and settled down around the neon coloured paddling pool which had been purchased in honor of the lovely weather. We sat in the warm sun drinking cold drinks and reluctantly started putting on layers of clothing as the sun retired into the horizon. 

There were a few rounds of hamburgers and different types of meat, but I enjoyed the drunken batch the most, as it was past midnight and we were all crouching over the table, in the dark, clawing at the food and stuffing our faces like hamsters. 

We lit a fire as it got late and sat around the welcoming warmth as we continued talking. I think I was put under a sailor spell as I can't recall ever telling that many dirty jokes/stories in one evening. Most of us staid up until around four in the morning but people retired to bed one by one and eventually so did I. 

P.S. Deadly is Irish slang and means "cool".

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cotton Candy Coloured Clouds Make me Feel like a Child Inside


Here's for a fun and a bit random question:

If the world was made of candy and you could chose which kind of candy it was made of, which type would you go for? I think I would have to say chocolate!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Everybody Thought we would Last

I have been a bit absent from my blog as of late and I mentioned earlier that there has been a lot going on in my life. The main thing that has kept me distracted is the fact that unfortunately me and Karl broke up after over two years of dating.

I don't really know what to say about the whole thing other than this:

Splitting up with a person that has been a part of your life for such a long period of time is never an easy thing to do. Knowing it is the right decision does not make it any easier to deal with.

Friday, June 3, 2011

When I Buy a Home I want Roses Bushes growing in My Yard

I took these really nice pictures of my outfit that I wore earlier this week, but I haven't really had time to post them until now. The cardigan and bag are both new and are quickly turning into dear favourites!

All the pictures were taken in the same evening, but it was getting late so I ran out of sunlight in the matter of minutes!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Red, Green, Yellow, Blue...

I saw this beautiful church the other day when Karl was picking his son up for the weekend and he told me his parents had gotten married in it. I fell in love with the big, beautiful windows and returned a couple of days later in order to take pictures of the church. Unfortunately it had gotten a bit dark so the full effect of the colourful glass window was not seen, but I still got a few nice pictures.