I have a special bond with animals as most animals make me feel warm at heart and make me excitedly squeal in a cutesy voice, almost as if to announce the presence of the cute creature, in case others hadn't noticed. I guess this high pitched compulsive habit of mine falls under the querky cathegory of small things that makes people like me as they find it endearing.
At least I hope so, I can see how those "Looooooooooooooooooooooook, a kittttttiieeeeeee"s could get rather annoying.
I took these images in a petshop in Drogheda over the weekend. Sadly there weren't that many animals in the shop, and unfortunately they were closing down just as I walked in with John. I could only have a very brief squeal as I had a quick look around the room and didn't have time to snap any pictures of the fish before they turned off the lights.
Do not worry my beloved animal friends. I shall find Ye again and be with Ye soon!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
It felt like the week would never end. I've been struggling with a flue for most of the week but instead of showing signs of recovery it seems to only have gotten worse. I was too weak to go into work on Friday and instead I dressed in warm clothes and met up with John at the bus stop. He was working Thursday night, so he was getting off his shift Friday morning. We went up to his place in Drogheda and he has been taking care of me. While apparently I have been trying to break some sort of world record in how many times it is humanly possible to need to blow your nose, John has been handing me cups of hot tea. There has been a lot of cuddling up in the couch watching a lot of of sitcoms and movies. What you can see paused on the TV here is C.S.I. Las Vegas.
Monday, January 9, 2012
It's already the 9th of December. Where did the Christmas go and the beginning of the new year? I've been up to lots of things but I'm still behind with posting, as always. I'm too keen on taking pictures and end up with a large number of pictures that I have to edit before I'm able to blog. I'll try to get busy, I like sharing! It's always the same excuses from me, I guess I should try and make more of an effort to change this year.
The other week when I met John's mother, we went on a spontaneous trip to the National Irish Museum in Dublin. The façade is very impressing and I was fascinated by how large the estate was. It is built in the form of a square with a large yard in the middle. I tried to estimate how many rooms the place had, and tried to imagine what it would be like to live in a place that has 200 rooms.
There were dark corridors running all along the long walls of the building. With the way that the ceiling was cut and with the lamps placed where they were, there were interesting shadows cast all along the ceiling.
We arrived rather late, and the museum was almost closing. We did however get a good bit of time to walk around but we left a lot of the museum unexplored. As the museum was closing, we were gently yet sternly directed to the exit by the staff. The place looked even lovelier in the dark! I love the contrast of the mysterious architecture, dark blue sky and the lights above the windows.