Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Shoes


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sweetie Pie


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ballintubbert Gardens


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tunisia: Part 2


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tunisia: Part 1

After completing my summer science internship and moving home, it was time for a much needed spur of the moment girly holiday to Tunisia. I had never actually been out of Europe so this was a proper adventure where I was delighted to obtain some stamps for the passport! It was an incredible holiday with temperatures hitting the 40s, I had to hide from the sun at that stage. We got to ride on camels, feed giraffes, watch traditional African dance, stay in the most beautiful hotel and of course sunbath and swim in the crystal blue ocean...Bliss!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ladies Day at the Galway Races


Monday, May 9, 2011

Hot Chocolate in Paris


Friday, April 22, 2011

Paris Photodiary


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DisneyLand Paris


Friday, April 8, 2011

Purple Rain


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Paris: Day 1

So here's one of the reasons I have been absent from the blogging world, my boyfriend and I celebrated our 21st birthdays by going on a little holiday to Paris. I had never been before and was naturally beyond excited. We tried to cram in just about everything; Eiffel Tower at night time, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Disneyland, Musée d'Orsay, Moulin Rouge, Les Invalides, Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe and Père-Lachaise Cemetry. In less than a week I got to tick so much of my bucketlist, Paris is jammed with the kind of attractions that grace countless films and I always dreamed of visiting, I felt so lucky to actually get to experience them first hand. So I shall share my Parisian experience in pictures, starting with day 1 and Père-Lachaise Cemetry, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame and a boat trip on the Seine at night.

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris, Today there are over 300,000 bodies buried there, and many more in the columbarium, which holds the remains of those who had requested cremation. I primarly went there to visit Oscar Wilde's and Jim Morrison's grave but I could have stayed there all day it was so vast and beautiful.

Les Invalides houses the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes. The most notable tomb at Les Invalides is that of Napoleon Bonaparte, the sheer size of it had me in complete awe.

I was so excited to visit Notre Dame cathedral having always loved The Hunchback of Notre Dame when I was little. I it was also very interesting to see having studied it in great detail in Art History in school. I always find it very surreal to see the works of art and architecture that I studied in real life.

A boat trip down the Seine at night time was so peaceful and absolutely magical watching the Eiffel tower glittering against the dark of the night.

What are your favourite spots in Paris? Enjoy the weekend everybody

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Being Little: Blogger spotlight


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Weekly Catch up


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Heart of gold


Friday, February 25, 2011

I didn't invent the rainy day

Almost Famous is my movie equivalent of tea and biscuits, it just makes me feel good!I honestly could not tell you the amount of times I have seen this film and who knows how many more times I'll watch it, not to mention the amount of people I recommend it to. Almost Famous is just one of those films that never loses it's appeal. And why would it, it's got amazing music and clothes, epic one liners like "I didn't invent the rainy day.. I just own the best umbrella", it's funny, honest, sweet and authentic. So authentic that it's hard to believe it was actually made in 2000. It manages to entertain from start to finish without needing horror and violence or constant action and mind blowing graphics. The story it tells accompanied by the absolutely perfect soundtrack of Led Zeppelin, Elton John and The Who to name but a few, is all it needs to make it my favourite film of all time. This is Kate Hudson at her best, it's awash with Post Its and Polaroids AND it's got Philip Seymour Hoffman (check out the alliteration right there, nice!). I know the film by heart and exactly when each song is played, what a party piece to have. I must admit to having high hopes of someday owning a wardrobe identical to Penny Lane's! Here's a little Almost Famous inspiration to start off the weekend and take you back to a very different time...

A.O. Scott sums up the film beautifully in his review for The New York Times; "It's the kind of picture that invites you to go back and savor your favorite moments like choice album cuts". What really surprises me though is that it made such a large loss only making $47,383,689 while it's budget was $60 million. As Ben Fong-Torres utters many times in the film, Crazy...
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Life is in session

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