Friday, 25 March 2016

Dublin in a Day

My breakfast at the airport was way to good not to take a photo of!

With flight prices being so cheap, me and and my house mate decided to take a spontaneous trip to Dublin. We would fly from Newcastle in the morning and be back by lunch time the next day. By the time we landed, in what was one very large airport, in Ireland, it was around 11.00; it didn't take us long to find our hostel, after taking the shuttle bus into town and already we'd fallen in love numerous times with anyone who spoke because how lush is the Dublin accent?!

After a little walk into and around town we found the tourist office and decided to get on a tour bus as it would be the best way to see everything in the short amount of time we were there; this stopped at all the main touristy attractions including the Guinness factory and the zoo!

In town, we popped into the Disney shop to look at the Irish range and Mickey Mouse Leprechauns. I want it all!

That night after tea, we sat in a few pubs at temple bar, and witnessed exactly what we thought Dublin would be like. A pint in hand and singing along to a fella with a guitar. Whiskey in the jar, The Irish Rover. Brown eyed girl. We sang to the early hours of the morning and then walked home to the hostel as we had a very early flight to catch in the morning.

It was a very short trip but a very good one! and i would love to go back and see more of this beautiful country!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Living by the Lakes: Keswick

I live on the outskirts of the Lake District in Cumbria. It's just a small drive until you get right into the mountains and spot your first lake. As you drive in the scenery is just like a painting, so beautiful and I feel privileged to live so close to such a beautiful place.

One of the popular towns to visit in the north of the county is 'Keswick', so when one of my friends came up to visit, that is were we decided to go. All the small shops and cafes and pubs are so quaint and friendly, I love how most also welcome dogs in too. I've been to Keswick many a time so I tried to get in as much touristy things for my friend as I could. First stop 'The Puzzling Place'. A little museum full of illusions and tricks. I love things like that.I won't tell you everything that's in their and ruin it but here's one we tried out...

The lakes Ice-cream is delicious but their flavour 'Thunder and Lightning' tops everything. To describe it, I would say... Vanilla ice-cream with chocolate and honeycomb swirls. A Must Try!! ...So we did! and then headed down to the Lake that sits at the edge of Keswick; Derwent Water. On a summers day its nice to get a rowing boat out or have trip on the passenger boats to the other side and walk back round taking in the scenery.

These views will never cease to amaze me.