First trip to Ireland // Dublin 

 

Earlier in November I took my first ever trip to Dublin with a group of my friends. 

We decided to take the cheaper option and get the ferry over from Holyhead. This takes about three and a half hours and is a great laugh as long as you don’t get bad weather. Clearly mother nature wasn’t on our side as the sea was rough. But this was ok as we had all stocked up on antisickness tables. 

*warning* if the packet says take one, don’t take two because they are small and you think they “wont do much” as you will suffer the consequences. The result of taking two tablets was drowsiness and sleeping for about two and a half hours, meaning I missed some serious bar time… But in my defence I wasn’t sick, success!

Upon arrival we got the bus into the town centre and checked into the beautiful ‘Trinity hotel’. We only had the weekend therefore we decided to hit the Christmas markets and grab some food before heading back into the town centre.

It was then time to start tactically planning that nights antics which didn’t really take long as everyone had the same idea… Find the nearest bar! 

Shortly after we headed back to our hotel, got changed and went straight to temple bar. I can honestly say Dublin night life has an amazing atmosphere and such a buzz! I would definitely recommend it and would love to go back again.

Odd moment- The next morning while walking around the city centre we happened to pass the Mrs Browns Boys camera crew filming Rory in a pink tutu putting the star on top of the tree. Make of this what you will…

 

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Things I have learnt from Boating on the broads 

So, a group of us decided to rent a boat for a week and go around the Norfork Broads and we have ended up with this! I know right, cool! 

  

After driving around for the past two days we have already learnt a few important tips. 

  • When mooring (parking for an evening) make sure you do it between 4-5pm otherwise you won’t find a spot.
  • If you have a boat higher than seven meters make sure you read the hand book for tide times as you may not fit under certain bridges. 
  • Listen the the guy teaching you how to tie all the different types of knots, you will need to know them!
  • Even if the weather is good take jackets as you will be cold when on top of the boat. 
  • Open a window in each bedroom at night otherwise condensation will collect on the ceiling and fall on your face while you are sleeping! Trust me this happens. 
  • Follow the speed limits as there is a £1,000 fine (luckily we haven’t been fined, just something useful to know).
  • If your boyfriend is tall like mine make sure you have first dibs on bedrooms as beds aren’t that big. 
  • Stop and connect your water cable daily as you don’t want to run out of water.
  • Make sure someone has a general idea on how to read a map!

Most importantly, make sure you have enough alcohol! 

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Take me back to the big city / NYC

   
I love having the Timehop app on my phone, it brings up so many memories from over the past few years that you have either forgotten about or haven’t come across in a while. 

Today’s update has done exactly that, as this time last year I was finally visiting New York with one of my best friends. It was an amazing few days full of excitement; ranging from tourist attractions, eating at lots of different food and even getting lost along the way.

Take me back New York!