All work and no play makes this blog a dull one :-)
Sorry it has been so long since I wrote in here ... life is hectic!
Hmm ... since I last wrote I caught up with Emma (Australian girl that has been living in Dublin for over 2 years whom I met in Austria). We went drinking at the Temple Bar, in Temple Bar (?) a strange American fellow came down with us, I had been made to move rooms for the night and had to share with boys. This particular guy was very strange! He told me that if I came in to the room and woke him up at a late hour that I would have to give him cuddles as an apology ... needless to say Emma and I wanted to get rid of him, we called up her gay mates and arranged to meet them at the Dragon, a very gay niteclub. Padraig was off when we told him, thank god! We had a great night out with the fellas drinking and dancing. I snuck back into the hostel room super quietly and managed to get into my bed without waking anyone up. In the morning I woke with a note beside my bed, it was from Padraig telling me that he had left Dublin but would be back in late January to collect his cuddles ... well nothing had motivated me to find a flat more than that very moment!
Another week passed and I was busy working away at both the bar and the firm. The firm job is great, I don't like the fact that I am moving around everyday but everyone is just so nice that I do make friends with them even if I am only there for a day. The bar job has grown on me to ... the weekends are madness, good fun but very tiring!
The following weekend I jetted off to London to spend Australia Day (favourite day of the year ... well on par with Riverfire anyway) with my Aussie mates. Friday night we just sat in the flat and had a few quiet drinks between us ... was good just sitting around the lounge room again, there were 2 new additions to the flat, an English fellow and a South-African guy (who has since done a runner) so it was strange without Faz but good to get to know the other 2. Saturday morning it was up early and onto the tube with our Fosters and Aussie flags in tow, we really should have got up earlier Mel and I were thinking as we approached the 200 m long line to get into the Temple Walkabout (the biggest and best Walkabout in London). We thought we would kill some time by having a few beers in the line while we waited to get in, Hayley went to the offy for us but called 5 mins later to say that they had sold out of beer ... obviously we were not the only ones who thought it would be fun to drink in the line. We got some drinks anyway and 4 hours later were let into the pub, 4 HOURS! Worth it though, the crowd was amazing, the music fabulous and even though it was a little chilly, one would have thought we were back in Australia. We partied on until around 10 when Mel went home and I went to the Puzzle in Fulham to meet up with AT, Mois and the rest of the crew. The puzzle was great as well, a little less packed and certainly no line to get it but good fun! I think it was close to 2 or 3 when I got home so not too big a night.
It was up early again to get my flight back to Dublin, palms sweating and heart thumping I sat through the 1 hr 20 min flight dehydrated and very hung over!! Back to the hostel to sleep until work the next day.
Monday came round quickly and after work I went to check out a flat at Yellow Road, Dublin 9. Loved it. The 2 guys was kind and funny and room was cute. Told them I was keen, they told me to move in.
I moved in on Wednesday and was glad to see the back of the hostel! I worked at the pub Thursday night, Friday night and did a double shift (13hrs) on Saturday. There was a rugby match on, Ireland v Italy and the pub was packed out!! Very very hectic! I was so stuffed after a huge day but was rewarded afterwards with a few too many pints. I got home around 6 in the morning (we close at 12.30). Needless to say that Sunday was spent lying around the house! Such an exhausting weekend but on the Friday and Saturday I made €80 in tips alone!!
I have told the pub that I only want to do 2 days a week and no Saturdays, they are ok with that but as Reggie, the fella that started the same time as me got the sack on Saturday I am working Wed, Thurs and Fri this week ... urgh! Nah, good times. I certainly do meet some interesting characters there and everyone is interested in talking to me because I am from Australia, I always get the same question though "What on earth are you doing here" I don't know what they are talking about Dublin is fantastic! It was also voted the friendlist city in Europe last year, I can definitely see why!!
Gotta go guys, getting rather sleepy!!
I will put my pics up before I go to bed so you have a looksy at my Australia Day shenanigans.
Take care, love to you all xoxoxo