Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Cliffs of Moher

We had some friends visiting last week and ended up doing a few day trips with them.

I think the Cliffs of Moher/Burren Trip was my favourite so I thought I'd share some photos here. :)

Cliffs of Moher - Liscannor, Ireland
We really lucked out and got a beautiful (if a bit windy) day.

Dunguaire Castle - Kinvara, Ireland
Dunguaire Castle

We actually visited this place twice to see how much the tides change. It was much prettier during low tide, but I don't have any good photos that show the castle....

I have lots of other photos, but most of them have people in them, so I don't think I'll post them, but here's some from Trim instead. This was a separate trip to the Hill of Tara and Trim (and a bunch of other places) but I don't really think it needs a separate post.

Trim Castle - Trim, Ireland
Trim Castle
I think this was a dining hall of sorts?

Supposedly part of Braveheart was shot here?

I think Trim Castle was the most interesting castle I've visited so far, but I'm told Blarney is better, so maybe we'll have to trek up there to see for ourselves.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Wake up! Time for School!

Classes have finally started!

Well, technically they started two weeks ago... but I'm going to pretend those last weeks never happened and that Trinity got timetables out to students before the third week of classes, that I didn't miss two Monday classes and have to redo my schedule three times because the general lecture timetables were easily available and correct, that I have access to the reading lists and online components for all of my classes instead of just 2 and that I was able to get my super important form signed and mailed on time because I totally wasn't running around trying to correct all these issues.


That's what I'll pretend. -_________________-;


Needless to say, all of this crazy has severely cut into my sewing time, but I have been slowly picking away at shirts...

I've also been working on a few new things for Tobi because she's been spending most of her time recently dressed in SM clothes or Mali's things and I was really wishing she had some things of her own.

Tobi - Unoa Lusis hybrid
They're actually a paler yellow than they look here.
I commissioned some printed T-Shirts for her in August, but I'm doubting they'll get here any time soon, so she's commandeered a shirt Mali never wears, Mali's long socks that she also never wears and the almost-finished dragon/dinosaur hoodie. Then I made her some cute yellow shorts to match since the failury pink skirt prototype from years ago just wasn't cutting it.

Now she just needs some shoes of her own and she'll finally have her own full outfit!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway is Northern Ireland's National Heritage site. It's a lovely hillside (cliffside?) filled with all sorts of volcanic formations, the most famous of which are the hexagonal pillars found all over the area.

Giant's Causeway - Portrush, Northern Ireland

I was amazed at how big they were. The main pillars were so tall that the people walking on the top just looked like tiny ants.

In addition to the pillars, there were also volcanic boulders (that were surprisingly spherical). I think they were my favourite part.

Giant's Causeway - Portrush, Northern Ireland

There was an art installation on the hillside by some English(?) artist whose name I forget. Everyone I was with was complaining about it and saying it was horrible, but I kind of like it.

Giant's Causeway - Portrush, Northern Ireland
Not the best picture for showing them, but the best one I have.

It was a bunch of red and yellow flags positioned so that the whole thing looked different depending on where you were standing.

We spent most of the day wandering around The Causeway and I think it was my favourite part of the trip to Northern Ireland. It's really amazing natural area.