Sunday, May 19, 2013
Flowers are everywhere these days. And I am forever enamored with them-the colours, the smell, the hint of sweetness they bring to any room or space. So after seeing Emily's gorgeous post , I knew it wouldn't be too long before I went to see the small luscious patch of rhododendron trees in Howth.
It may not have been the most organised day out but sometimes aimless walks are a really good thing.
Especially when you are in the sweetest company, surrounded by nothing but greenery for miles on end. It beats those city walks any day.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tevin is one of those guys who just has it together. Need a place to stay, restaurant advice, something to do and he will undoubtedly sort you out. His correspondence and company are alike-straight to the point, kind and always dependable. And we adore the bits off him for it.
Thirty never looked better, friend.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Yesterday afternoon, the sun came out to welcome a street feast on the urban farm rooftop. Complete with colourful bunting, a band, party hats and gorgeous food from Living Dinners.
I think the season of small gatherings has officially begun.
Say hello: Street Feast | Living Dinners | Urban Farm | Centra
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
We tucked in to duck sandwiches, fish paella, chorizo flavours I cannot even name and fruits and veg of the sweetest variety. Things I would normally say no to are easily swayed to yes. And it just keeps getting better.
We are such happy campers there.
Gozo is a small island a short ferry ride* away from the mainland of Malta. We visited one late afternoon where we saw the Azure window, salt pans, waters all shades of blue and met the sweetest man named Mike who charmed us all into scuba diving. To say it was an adventure is a serious understatement.
*Cause and place of my poor little shattered camera lens during our trip.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Before we landed in Malta, one of my girlfriends wrote a sweet list of things to see and do while we were there. When she said Fontanella was well known for its chocolate cake and stunning views of the island- it was a pretty easy sell.
Tucked in behind little red gates and the sand-colored walls of Mdina this place is just all things lovely. And even the gray clouds around us couldn't ruin our experience that afternoon.
I've always been a more sweet than savoury type person and have tried to venture out (unsuccesfully) towards the latter but after the Fontanella experience, I am happy to say I am proudly keeping to the sweeter side of things.
Days are just that bit better with chocolate in it.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The last five days have been interesting. I have never fallen to as much misadventure in one trip as this one. A hopeful sun holiday to Malta turned into one filled with clouds, wind and rain. I missed my departure flight, paid an expensive re-booking (cried a little), burnt my skin during the few hours of sun one day, shattered my camera lens on a ferry and the little mayhem list goes on and on.
But I am thankful for the opportunity and even more grateful to have shared that experience with two wonderful ladies who were nothing but thoughtful, understanding and fun.
I'm tired, still overwhelmed and there is so much to share. Yesterday, as we sat side-by-side on our flight home giggling through videos of our travels I realised that I still would have kept the experience just the way it was: a little rough around the edges, embarrassingly imperfect and every bit as memorable.