Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Auguri!

Earlier this month, Damien and Fiona (my sister) got married in Taormina, Sicily.  It was the most beautiful day.  I’m going to share some pictures on here soon, but every time I look back through all the photos (which is often), there is one that always makes me smile:

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After the wedding ceremony, we drove around to a few picturesque locations in the town for photos.  The wedding car was a teeny Fiat 500 that could barely fit the newlyweds, me and the driver so my brother, Richie (who was also the photographer) had to jog alongside the car to each place.  As we motored through the narrow streets, all we could hear were shouts of Auguri! Auguri! from friendly passers-by.  It’s one of my warmest memories of the day.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Thing #87: Have a ‘Staycation’

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This is Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi.  It is also my home, for the next eight weeks at least.  And the last eighty nine.  Ugh.  Really, what was I thinking? 

It’s been a whole year since my Dad, Mam and my sister Fiona came to visit and I showed them around this strange little country that I’ve come to know so well. 

Staycations have some major advantages.  There’s no time wasted getting your bearings, dealing with jet-lag, adjusting to the heat or the culture shock… you already know the bakery for the best early-morning croissants and the barman who will mix the best late-night Tom Collins. 

If you remember, I also had a plan.

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Dubai Marina at night

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Dubai Fountain and a (surprise) fireworks show

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Afternoon tea and birthday celebrations at the 7-star Burj Al Arab

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Views of city and desert from the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world)

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Shopping at Dubai Mall, the biggest mall in the world.

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Dune bashing in the desert

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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See my full guide to Holidaying in the Emirates here.

€5 has been donated to UNICEF Ireland for the completion of this ‘thing’.  Click here if you too would like to donate online.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fun Pix Fridays #35

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

On Writing

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While planning another weekend of ‘figuring my life out’,  I found myself enchanted by this.  I just wanna write shit.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Best of… March 2o13

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Things I would tell my younger self…

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I keep remembering I’m twenty seven and thinking woah…when did that happen?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Daughter–Youth

This song breaks my heart and fills it up, all at the same time.