Well it's been a while since I last posted on here - but I have been reliably informed that I have at least 2 faithful followers (thanks mum, nana) wanting to read more about my life. So in the little free time I have I thought i'd have a crack at catching this up to where I am right now.
So what have I been up to?
Well I can't quite believe it's been nearly 9 months since leaving Sherkin, and almost a year since finishing my undergrad degree! In that time I have had 3 jobs, been on a small Eurotrip, visited America twice, graduated, moved house, and begun planning what's next for me - I've been fairly busy!
I'm going to post a quick series of catch-up posts, beginning with..
Eurotrip (August 2014)
Almost immediately after leaving Sherkin I flew off to Croatia to meet my friends (Caz, Rach, Bimms, and Clara). We travelled around through Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Venice and Amsterdam. We only spent a few days in each place, and although I think I would prefer to have stayed much longer, we got a nice snapshot of each different area, and it was great to see my friends after 3 months of being away in Ireland.
There was much exploring and many shenanigans (and many pictures were taken)..
|This is Hodor, our irritating gnome mascot,|
with our carton wine in Venice. Classy Hodor.
|Lovely weather for exploring in Amsterdam|
|Rach feeling at home in miniature Holland|
|Hodor again at Lake Bled in Slovenia|
|Pit-stop in Austria!|
|Our home just outside of Venice!|
|Exploring camera modes|
|Feeling like explorers after clambering mountains (small hills) in|
Caz kept a tiny diary of the happenings of the trip (re-reading it now is very amusing) - some samples:
At the hostel in Slovenia we had a small (alcohol fuelled) panic about what careers we were going to end up with (classic post-uni panic). We apparently decided to make a table listing our best and worst traits in order to think of ideal professions for ourselves..
Best traits: Willing to do anything to help animals. Scientific writing ability.
Worst traits: Animals dislike her. Poor spelling.
Best traits: English. Weather hardy.
Worst traits: Incorrect use of semi-colons. Sock thief. Denies friendship with Caz.
Best traits: Compact. Linguistics.
Worst traits: Sharing. Pronouncing things.
Best traits: Maths. Good hair products.
Worst traits: Terrible at directions. Addicted to internet.
Best traits: Big eyes. Good at finding things.
Worst traits: Things stick in eyes easily. Steals things.
|I don't even know what is happening in this picture.|
|Dinosaur Caz emerges from her cave after hibernation|
|After a long day's hard work visiting EVERY glass shop in|
A lovely time was had by all - minus the 18 hour bus from Amsterdam back to London (that was not pleasant). I would love to go again, take less stuff, and stay for longer in each place - and definitely visit a bit more of Eastern Europe! A foundation has been built for Eurotrip 2 (dates to be confirmed..)!