Apparently that means welcome in Irish, though I have no clue on how to pronounce it. It's been already a week since I arrived to Dublin and what a week! My top priority was to find a room as soon as possible and after seeing some of the tiniest rooms ever I luckily found something nice and moved last weekend. After moving my stuff from one room to another I spent a couple of days from one place to another trying to find some nice yet affordable bed linen and random home apparel. I also indulged in a bit of window shopping, as I needed to update my wardrobe workwear. On Sunday I finally had some time to rest and after a superb sleep I went for a relaxing walk in a park close to my new room (photos coming soon). And that was just what I needed before beginning with my new job today.
I would've liked to update you more often on my new life in Dublin but most days I was exhausted. And now that I'm kind of getting myself together internet fails me. The internet connection in this house is terrible. Not reliable at all. So I will try my best to keep in touch with all of my dear and supporting readers and I'll do as much as I can to post often, internet and work commitments permitting. Anyway, new city, new apartment, new job, it totally feels as if I had a new life to myself so I thought it might be nice to introduce myself again to you and tell you some random facts about me.
1.- I'm a secret britophile and love all things British. I had always dreamt of relocating to London but Australia and Ireland, as former countries of the British empire, got a well deserved attention as well. So moving to Dublin feels like a dream come true.
2.- I totally dislike the rain, which I've found to be a very inconvenient pet peeve when living in Dublin. And I'm sure that London wouldn't be any better. Maybe it wasn't made for me after all ...
3.- I don't drink any coffee at all. Or any Coke. But I do drink tea, a lot. Green tea with lemon or vanilla are probably my favorites but I'm quickly getting used to the dark Irish melange with a cloud of milk. Delicious!
4.- I went to a comprehensive school since I was three until I was seventeen and wore an uniform for fourteen years. And despite my love for fashion I still miss it - it was so easy to get dressed in the morning! Now that I'm in Dublin I really like seeing all schoolchildren wearing their uniforms.
5.- I think my English improved considerably when I started to read British magazines more than ten years ago; I don't think I would've gotten far with the boring grammar lessons we were taught at school. Cosmo UK and Glamour UK has always been favorites of mine and I'm happy I can now get them at their normal price in Dublin.
6.- In an ideal world I would've done something creative for a a living, like script writing or fashion designing. In the real world I've stuck to more practical matters and graduated in Mathematics and later got a master's degree in Econometrics. My job in Dublin is way too maths-related and I'm already fearing a quick burnout ... Anyway, I'm still young or so they say.
7.- When I'm not traveling or taking photos or reading or simply doing nothing in my free time, it is very likely that you will find me learning some foreign language. I think it is a very rewarding hobby and so far I've tried English, French, German, Russian, Dutch and Icelandic. Maybe I should take Irish next - though I've read this one is tough (not that the other ones were easy and in fact I only consider I've 'mastered' English and Dutch).
Well, that's all about me today. I would like to nominate Katrin of Land of Candycanes, Sarah of The Wanderblogger, Rosemary or Rosemary of Elephants, Nathalie of Snowflakes in California, Pilar of Petit Colibri and Kim of A Very Sweet Blog - no rules, just share some random facts about you. That's an easy one :)
See you next time and in the meantime here are some photos of the docklands in Dublin.
Have a lovely week!