Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New York

             New York.
I just love New York.

Sadly, I have never been there. I know people say they love New York and you might think, how can you love a place you've never been to?
I understand. Because, well, I am one of those people.


"I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it." - Breakfast in Tiffany's

I dream of visiting that Wonderland someday.. To buy a hot coffee tea and a croissant and get lost in Central Park. To drop any plans I may have had and spend the day browsing in a quaint boutique I just spotted. Then it's off to the library, where upon hundreds of shelves lie volumes upon volumes of pages to be flicked through. Then an evening dinner, tickets to the theatre..


Lately I have become to doubt its existence at all. Maybe it's just a place people made up to aspire to and then you get there and realise it's not a place at all, but just some street corner that holds a petrol station and a small housing estate at its peak.

No, I don't really believe that. I have watched so many programmes set in New York (Gossip Girl, HIMYM, Friends..) that I think I could quite easily find my way around the place.


No, I don't really believe that either. What I do believe is that someday I will visit New York and when I do it will be all I have imagined and more.

I live in hope.


Monday, 25 March 2013

Easter Egg Hunt

I know Easter isn't for another week (eek!) but today I went on an Easter Egg Hunt at my local pet farm. This is an Annual event and involves spending about an hour embracing your inner child as you race around the farm, stopping only to write down all the numbers you see and taking pictures of the cute baby animals. Yes, I am 16 years old - certainly the oldest playing by 10 years, besides adults - however, my sister's boyfriend owns the business now and asked me to drag some friends along for the day. I was delighted at how quickly they agreed to come! We used to attend the Egg Hunt every year when we were younger, so it was a great day reminiscing about our childhood memories..

 We spent the whole day in the freezing cold looking for these number placards and writing them down.. What fun!

 Gareth, the guy who runs the place, named this little dude after me when I wrote an article about the farm for a magazine. Meet Laura the Lamb! (the one that's not blurred).

This dude was very very loud, but look how cute he looks in a picture! Aww

Braving the freezing temperatures and biting wind was all worth it in the end though, look how many sweets the four of us got! They tasted of VICTORY (delicious). And of course we had to get a cup of tea at the end, to warm up our cold cold tummies.

Overall it was a truly great day, nice to get out of the house and have a run around the place - stretch the ole legs you know! Here's the four of us looking our best (I'm the sheep, of course!)

Sheep rock


Sunday, 24 March 2013

All Salute the Biker Jacket

This is not a fashion blog. This will probably never be a fashion blog. But for the love of God will you LOOK at these jackets! Scientists have proved they have the ability to make you look 100% cooler than you actually are. FACT.

I love you

So amazing

Will you marry me?
Ok I know they are awfully expensive, I was going to put the price tags in the caption but it hurt me too much to do so. Maybe some day we can all pool our resources together and buy me a biker jacket. Doesn't that sound nice?

Vila Leather Look Biker Jacket
Look how cool she looks
Bolongaro Trevor Tougher Leather Biker Jacket
Look how hot he looks
I bet they feel awesome wearing them too. Lucky bitches bikers.

And it's Emma Watson!! Ok I don't need to tell you their names..

It's Taylor Swift!!
Looks good enough to eat.
I hear they wear these in heaven, no seriously, check the Bible! It's.. near the back..ahem..

Alright so if you haven't already noticed I am a little obsessed with these beauties at the minute. I tried on a friend's the other day (she's rich enough to afford one, lucky bitch buttercup) and it fit me so nicely and I felt so happy in it. Money can't buy you happiness? Lies, money can buy you a biker jacket, which is basically the same thing as happiness anyway.


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Restaurant

This week I've been doing work experience at a restaurant, and during my short period of time working there I've come to realise there are certain types of people who eat out regularly. Let me explain.

Type 1:

The Old Man who comes every day

This old guy comes in every single day at 12:30 to about 3 o 'clock. He orders a glass of red wine, his dinner and a pint of Guinness. He's actually very nice, he always asks me how I'm doing and mumbles some things to me but I can't hear him so I just laugh and hope it wasn't a question. He sits in the exact same place every day - by the counter so he can see everything that's going on. It's obvious that the highlight of his day is coming in and chatting to the same people, so I always give him a big smile when I catch his eye.I can't help but feel sorry for him though, and wonder where his family is..

Type 2:

The Dieter


Usually a woman, usually with her boyfriend. She's one of those really picky eaters who can't seem to make their mind up about how thin of a slice she wants to cut her carrots so she ends up just teasing them for about 20 minutes with her knife. Or if I go over to collect her plate, with two crumbs of potato still left on it, she'll be the one to say "oh sorry, I'm not finished with that yet." Ok seriously, there's not even enough to finish with.Oh and while I'm on a roll, put a break on the unreasonable requests.The chef will swap your roast parsnips for greens, but he can't magically extract the cream from the pre-made alfredo sauce.

Type 3:

The Over-Eager Waitress

Usually the new girl to a restaurant, she's the annoying waitress who constantly asks you if you're ok, do you need something, how about a refill on that coffee at least 12 times until you leave. She's the girl who spends most of her time wringing her hands, looking for something to do, begging you with her eyes to make a mess so she can waste time clearing it up. She's the girl who's eyes light up when she sees a table in need of clearing - something for her to focus her mind on, instead of ambling around the place making awkward eye contact with customers. 
Alright, you got me. I am ashamed to say the over-eager waitress is me.

Type 4:

The cute old couple

By far my favourite of all the types. I just love old people! They're so cute and funny and I actually like most of their stories. The cute old couple is those couples that sit down for a few hours and relax, gazing out the window in content. They don't talk much, they don't need to. The silences between aren't awkward, they've been around each other for so long that they don't have much to say, but it's comfortable. I don't know, I guess I'm a sucker for that kind of everlasting love! Ahh what can I say?

Those are the type of people I have come across so far during my experience as a waitress. Have I missed any? Comment below if I have customers yet to meet!


Monday, 18 March 2013

St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope you all had a great day filled with green and chocolate (but not at the same time). I like Patrick's Day because it's the one day in Ireland gets celebrated all over the world, it's probably celebrated more in America than it is here, actually. In Chicago they die the river green.

Pretty cool, right?


The river Liffey was green too, but for a different reason...

Anyway, my two friends and I headed up on the train to Dublin, as this is where the best parade in Ireland takes place. There was actually meant to be six of us going, but three of my friends made other plans at the last minute..

"Really Sorry but Im going hav to give tomorrow a miss because something came u"

"Guys i cant come tomorrow anymore i was meant to be doing something and the guy i got to fill in for me is in hospital so i cant come for definite :,("

"An unforeseen event has led to me being stuck in Westmeath tommorow )="

Yeah ok guys, whatever.

The three of us had a great day. It was raining (of course) but I snuggled up in my green jumper I bought in Lidl. The Parade was exciting, there were the traditional bands of course, then the army went by (my favourtie part always) and many different floats. Here are some of the days events!

When it got so cold that we couldn't move our toes anymore, we decided it was time for lunch and headed for Insomnia. Here, we ordered a Hot Chocolate and a Muffin and it was the most delicious thing I ever tasted (that's right, even nicer than macaroons!).

It's St Paddy's Day.. Lent doesn't count, alright?
We hung around for a bit more, I bought sunglasses in Penneys in preparation for my holiday to Italy. The shops started closing early and I was craving a cup of tea so badly that we went to the train station an hour before our train to get tea and a snack!

This is my friend Ali and I discussing our plans to open an all night tea shop in America. Details will be out shortly.

Have a great day!


We never did find out what this was...

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Macaroons and Other Things Sweet

Today was a good day.
I got up at 8:15am which is unusual for me to do on a Saturday. It was my friends Róisín's 16th birthday and I made her a collage of her Favourite Things. I also bought her a foundation brush and a DVD of my favourite book, The Princess Bride. She was very happy with it.We went for lunch in a cute little coffee shop in my town.

 Then we bought a Macaroon each from a bakery shop. I'm putting Macaroon in capital letters, because it was the most delicious thing I've ever tasted! Apart from tea, of course. I've never had a Macaroon before. If you haven't either, you should try one. I bought one for €1.20. It was white and pink and crumbly.

 Then we walked to the park. A busker who I thought was pretty cute was playing 'Hey Ho' by The Lumineers. I should have written my number on a fiver and given it to him, damn.

My sister went to Winston's and bought this incense thing for €1. You light the stick on fire and it starts smoking and leaves a lovely smell in the room. A nice gift for someone, I thought!

So that was my Saturday. It was very cold for March yet the sun was shining.. That's Ireland, I guess! How was your day?


The Beginning

I recently acquired a job at a magazine and my boss thought it would be a good idea to start a blog to.. enhance my writing skills, I guess.

So this is exciting! A lot of new things have been happening this week; new job, new blog and I tried peppermint tea for the first time. It was ok, quite refreshing actually. I tried the Bewley's peppermint tea but my sister said Twining's is better. According to the packet it aids digestion and is good for metabolism. I drank it out of a Moses mug.

In regards to my job, I am not getting paid for it. Not that I care, I can now officially call myself a journalist, which was pretty much my dream all along. I'm writing for my local magazine about 'topical' issues. Since I'm a teenager, she said I should write about the things that concern me as I would have more experience being a teen then she would. But the things that concern me are tea and books which sadly are not too common among teens today. I do also like fashion and movies and my friends so I guess my columns will be based around those topics.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my blog. I'm going to be posting different articles about things that I find interesting and I will upload something new once a week.

I want to end my posts in a cool and memorable way every time, like a signature, but nothings coming to me right now.