Build castles in the air

a day spend in Dalkey in the south of Dublin, is like building castle in the air, but daydreaming and reality go hand in hand in this little seaside town, with 7 castles all around and only one you can go into.  A little place where a school, old age home and a building completely locked are all castles, making you wonder ” what wonderland did I just stumble across?” or ” what nightmare is this?, why can’t I go into them?”  Dalkey, is a wonderful little town with panoramic sea views everywhere you look, and but just when you think this is so magical,  you see a man walking around in a nude coloured thong, making all the magic disappear in a record speed, but if you really want to get a good view of all the strange thong men, then the best view in town is definitely at the James Joyce tower, its free and you get to see everything James Joyce.  He seemed liked a typical troubled artist, seeing panthers and just being a horrible house guest, but all the best characters are a little bit strange.

Strolling around this little seaside town so close to Dublin, makes you feel like you’re in the cheesiest rom com in the whole world, but its worth it.

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^^ Really blue water and perfectly clean pathways that makes me want to start up running again, but then I come to my senses and just say no.

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^^ Those rocks look really slippery.

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^^ Always smiling and happy.

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^^ South African soil in Ireland.

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^^ A great place to splash around.

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^^ Pondering.

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^^ So macabre, this is one of the two moulds taken from James Joyce’s face when he died.

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^^ Inside the tower.

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^^ Narrow staircases and happy husbands.

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^^ Carl’s hair started swaying like the flag.

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^^ Kicking imaginary footballs.

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^^ Made it to the top swing.

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^^ Male bathing area.

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^^ Holding on for dear life and posing.  Like you do.

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^^ Casual.

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^^ James Joyce tower from the strand.

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^^ Castles everywhere.

Happy weekend everybody! Do you have any weekend plans? 

 

 

an instant of life captured for eternity

The weather has been BEAUTIFUL here in Youghal.  The blue skies just seems bluer when you haven’t seen it in a couple of days, and the crispness in the air just can’t be beaten on a clear cold day.  We’ve been getting into the holiday spirit and decorated our little home base with foraged décor.  When every bush turns out to be rosemary, you better believe its going to get added to the decorating fun.  Some dried orange slices, just because dried fruit always looks pretty, except prunes they never look pretty.

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^^ Rainy days gives you beautiful big rainbows.  Now where is my pot of gold.

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^^ Pretty rocks at the beach.

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^^ Sunny days.

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^^ This seagull was such a poser.

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^^ This was Carl’s I feel so violated face.  I told him to be a sexy tiger.

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^^ I’m in love with my Christmas Jersey.  The wind is doing some interesting things to my hair.  60’s hair twirl going on right there.

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^^ Elf on a break.

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^^ Harry Potter get back into your room.

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^^ Rosemary dangling off the fireplace.

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^^ Seaside treasures.

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^^ Scavenged decorations.  Nothing says Christmas like orange slices, right?

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^^ Selfie stick photos!

How was your weekend? Going anywhere for Christmas?