Dublin Up

A year in the life of an Australian writer in Ireland.
This blog is now closed.
If you'd like to read more, please visit my other blog, Ivy is here.
Thank you for reading Dublin Up.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

A wonderful weekend
Lazing about in bed, then wandering around the neighbourhood, doing the week's shopping... this is just about the best thing about Sundays.

I can't say much better than that. I hope one day to live a well-earnt month of Sundays.

Last drinks.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

The end is nigh
It's almost been a year since I arrived in Dublin.

When first I came here, I was confused, overwhelmed and not a little scared at the thought of fending for myself for the first two weeks in a strange country. I found work and, eventually, friends and have gotten to know a little bit about Dublin.

Life here has been as if it were life anywhere else, all the quotidian details of working and living your life outside of work. In Ireland, there have been more opportunities to see more of the world, with an accessibility that makes me envious, when seen in the light of Australia's remoteness to other countries. Travelling has been a good thing, and I'm so thankful for that.

I'll be concluding the Dublin Up blog on the 15th, and reminiscing in a rather saccharine fashion about everything that catches my eye. Readers of this soon-to-be-ex-blog can keep their own eyes on my other writing blog, Ivy is here, which won't be all that sweet, and may even be tart on occasion.

Almost time to bid you adieu, my dears. Almost time for last drinks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

What Video Game Character are You? I am Mr Do.
I am Mr Do.
I am sedentary by nature, enjoying passive entertainment, eating when the mood takes me, and playing with my food. I try to avoid conflict, but when I'm angered, I can be a devil - if you force me to fight, I will crush you. With apples.
What Video Game Character are You?