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…
After a day filled with Christmas music, shopping and putting up the tree it was time to get the taste of Christmas… And obviously have some fun!
Our gingerbread men were pretty simple to make and only took about 15 minutes to cook, so if you have some spare time definitely make some.
They tasted amazing and we managed to make loads more than what the recipe originally stated, which is always a bonus.
If you would like to try them out here is the recipe.
Last weekend it was finally time … Finally time to blast the Christmas songs, eat some pigs in blankets and put the tree up. I was so excited!
After looking for a few weeks we bought a brand new 7ft tree, gold LED lights and gold and red decorations. Due to this taking place in October/ November I had too put them in to storage and wait for the first weekend in December before they were allowed to make an appearance.
We started by following the instructions and clipping each section of the tree together (which took longer than expected), this was followed by placing all 1000 led lights around each layer of the tree. It was then time for the main event – putting the decorations on. Due to my hate for anything being uneven we had to make sure all decorations were in pairs and symmetrical.
After about three hours this was finally achieved!