an instant of life captured for eternity

It feels like a lifetime since I’ve done an update of life posts, but with all the great things to see and all the great things I want you guys to see it hasn’t felt like I’ve had any time at all. ¬†Life here is just perfect, the weather, the houses, the people and all the different chip flavours that make you wonder “how will I ever choose?”! Being able to walk around everywhere and only have to worry about the new blisters forming on my feet, and being absolutely ravenous when we get back to our little home. ¬†Dublin is an incredible place, church bells constantly ringing and just a wonderful atmosphere that makes you believe anything is possible.

After searching for the perfect church for us we finally found one that felt right, when your soul gets touched you know you have the right church! The sense of belonging and truth really resonated with both of us. ¬†Carl kept saying it felt like people were speaking about him, like they’ve lived his life! ¬†Growing up in a Dutch reformed church (protestant), Carl and I both never felt like this was the right fit for us, but going to all the different churches, doing research and finding the one that had the same believes, values and that just felt right finally happened. ¬†It was like a like coming on that’s filled us both with extreme joy. ¬†Okay, okay. ¬†Enough about our spiritual enlightenment, lets get to photos!

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^^ Life is a walk in the park, or many parks if you are in Ireland.

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^^ Pretty bird.IMG_1080new

^^ I think Carl heard something?

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^^ Carl was really happy about his outfit.  You can see the joy in his eyes.

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^^ Cutest lion ever?

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^^ We never go anywhere without our umbrella backpack.

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^^ Another day another church.

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^^ making friends.

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^^ I sat on his hat, I guess we will never be friends now.

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^^ Seagull stalking.

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^^ Whose hands are these?

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^^ This place is so lovely, but try not to walk around here during lunch break.  All the office folk come out to have a cigarette break, its like fighting your way out of a smog.

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^^ The wind does wonderful things to his hair.

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^^ His album cover.

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^^ This car must have been standing here for a while, just look at the pretty leave prints!

How was your weekend?

Walking Travels – an Irish walking adventure

Walking travel is definitely the slowest means of transport, unless you count a 26 stop bus for 7 km! With everyone wanting to get somewhere fast and experience everything in record speed, just to get back home and relax, walking travel is definitely not for everyone, but its worth it! You get to experience a town and really get into all those little nooks and crannies. ¬†Its also the best way to walk off all the delicious food you’ve been eating.

We’ve been walking miles upon miles, forgetting to take food and trying to eat a tofu horse when we get home, but its been really fun and also really cheap. ¬†We like things cheap here, so if we are able to walk it , we will and we shall! ¬† So off we would set with google maps in Carl’s trusty hands and my who cares if we get lost attitude, ready for any adventure that might come our way. ¬†Trying to really tone down our tourist vibe, by speaking in super hushed voices, to a point that we would have to read lips, but adventures are always had and things are always seen. ¬†Trying to take everything in and really get swept up by the beauty of Ireland.

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^^ We don’t drink, but when you find the heineken factory, you have to take a photo. ¬†Walks in Cork City. ¬†I didn’t like Cork city much, but if we all liked all the same things the world would be a really boring place.

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^^ One day we decided we really wanted to walk to this bridge to just look at the river.

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^^ City walks, with our trusty backpack and a bottle of water.

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^^ staring at the water.

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^^ Artsy photos, because sometimes you just have to.

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^^ This thing.

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^^ Friendly swans being majestic.

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^^ Street performers everywhere.  This guy had the voice of an angel!

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^^ Christmas light magic.

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^^ Gloomy days.

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^^ How does this thing work?

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^^ Photo taking all the time.

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^^ Street art everywhere.