Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Hello 2013. And hello blogworld.

So, yeah, it's 2013.

2012 was a bad year.   Bad year for me blogging, and just a bad year in general.  I wasn't very happy last year, and I didn't blog much.  Last time I blogged was in August!  I didn't really have that much to write or talk about, I still don't really.  

But...I'm going to make that all change.  I'm going to try and blog more regularly, even if I manage once a month that would be good!  

So there's not much for me to tell you, I really don't want to look backwards on last year.  

Looking forwards, I hope that this will be a really good year.  I hope that I will meet someone special, someone who I am attracted to, who is kind, honest and normal.  

I really hope that I will be happy, and healthy, and I hope to make more of an effort to be healthier.  I want to lose some weight and feel better and more confident of myself.  

Finally, my parents have applied for planning permission to build a new house.  I really hope that this permission will be granted, as our house is so old, and damp and cold, that it's really not a comfortable house for anyone to live in, let alone my elderly parents, who both suffer from arthritis.

So what are you hoping for 2013?

Last of all I'll leave you with this picture of me and an Aussie soap star that I met on New Years Eve.  His name is Stephen Peacocke and keep an eye on him, he could be the next Chris Hemsworth for all we know :) I'm taking the fact that I met him on New Years Eve as a sign of good things to come for the next year.


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Galway Girls

Back in July, I went to Galway city for a weekend break with two of my friends.

We were doing some homework for one of the girls, who was organising her sister's hen party (bachelorette?) in Galway.  She had a list of restaurants that she wanted to try out, a list of pubs that were meant to be good, and a couple of nightclubs that we had to investigate.  Tough work, but someone has to do it, and we sacrificed ourselves for a weekend.

So the three of us ate and drank ourselves around Galway that weekend.  Although, in the spirit of total honesty, we did a lot more eating than drinking!  Of the three of us, we're not that heavy drinkers, or partiers.  We're happier in nice pubs, where we can have good chats, and a bit of dance, rather than dancing the night away in some random nightclub.  

We also did some sight seeing. We went to an aquarium, played mini-golf, went on a boat trip and went on some fairground rides (or as we call them in Ireland - we went on the merries). 

Here's a few pictures from that weekend: 

Salthill, just outside of Galway City:
 Yummy Ice-Cream cone:
 The merries :)

Mini-golf:

 Me trying my hand on a bull!
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 We found Nemo :)

 And fed some fish:
 The boat trip up the River Corrib:


 Irish Coffees:

 And Cocktails:

Sunday, 26 August 2012

This is what happens when...

...I go shopping with my sister.

I go from having long hair:


To having a trendy new hairstyle:



I only asked her to help me pick out a dress for my graduation in October - which we managed to find.  But then she convinced me to go the whole hog and get a totally new hairstyle. 

And I have to say - she was dead right.  The old hairstyle was doing nothing for me, not compared to my new, fab, trendy hairstyle that I love!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Sometimes and Always



I'm linking up again today with Megan for Sometimes & Always.

Sometimes: I think that being born a boy would have been so much easier.
Always: I remember that I love being a girl (except for a couple days out of the month).

Sometimes: I think that I should try and watch 'intelligent' indie films/TV shows.
Always: I go for the trashy, Hollywood, big budget, comedy versions.  It's called Escapism.

Sometimes: I wish I was more fearless.
Always: I remember that fear keeps me from getting hurt/falling off a horse!

So that's it for today.  You should go over to Megan's blog & link up!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Moving on.

I'm really fighting a dark mood at the moment.  But I believe that the fact that I'm talking about it, and sharing, means that I'm ready to fight it, and come back out the other side. 

Last night, I shared some things with my friends, things that I haven't been able to share before. 

I also closed the door on someone, who for the past few years, I had hoped & wished, that someday we would have a future together.  I've finally realised that we don't, and that he has no place in my hopes and wishes anymore.  In fact, he's been holding me back. 

I finally feel ready to move on, in a lot of ways, and I'm working on becoming more active in my life, instead of being passive.  If I want to meet someone, I have to get on out there and talk to people, meet new people, it's hard, but it can be done.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A little catch up.

I've been a pretty bad blogger.  Honestly, I kind of find it hard to write, because I don't really have all that much to write about. 

I can't really write about work, because working with children means that I have to maintain confidentiality, and I'm afraid to write about little funny stories just in case I breach that confidentiality by accident. 

I'm nearly 3 months in the job now, and I have to say, that I'm really enjoying working there.  I've really settled in there, and I've gotten to know the girls I work with fairly well also.  This summer, the baby room (which is the room I'm normally in) has been quiet, so I've been moved around to different rooms to cover holiday leave.  It can be frustrating at times, I miss the babies, because that's the room that I've always loved.  But I'm finding that the other age groups are pretty cool as well, although lets not talk about the 1-2 year olds - that is definitely the toughest age.  But the moving between rooms has been good also, it meant that I got the chance to get to know the other girls in work a lot better, and I think that I've built up pretty good working relationships with nearly everyone in the place. 

Oh, and I passed all my uni exams, so I now have a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies.  Apparently I'm an expert in my field (ha!), more like an expert in nappy (diaper) changing!  I kid, I kid.  That is kind of selling the degree short.  And the degree was definitely worth going back to do.  I had contemplated applying for a Masters, however getting the job so quickly meant that I put that on the backburner until there is a Masters programme that I really really want to do.

So that's work. What else is happening?

Not all that much.  I'm still single.  And I know that I should probably stop looking for it and it would find me, but I've never been much good at being patient and waiting for something that I really, really, really want.  And I think that that is beginning to get me down.  I know that I should try and change my priorities, but having a family and loving husband has always been my biggest priority.  So it's a lot easier said than done unfortunately. 

So that's kind of about it for now.  I really want to keep blogging and updating more regularly, and hopefully it might help me to get out of this funk of mine. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Sometimes and always...

I'm linking up with Megan @ Mackey Madness for 'Sometimes and Always'


Sometimes: I think I can watch an episode of The Walking Dead without covering my eyes
Always: I end up covering my eyes at some point of an episode

Sometimes: I get annoyed with my friends when they cancel on plans that I was looking forward to.  
Always: I remember that I love my friends.

Sometimes: I don't mind work at the beginning of the week
Always: I can't wait for the weekend!

Sometimes: I have favourites of the children I work with every day
Always: I love all of them