Tuesday, June 18, 2013

a little update of sorts

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I just spent a week or so at my friend's (she has a yummy food blog, check it out!). She needed someone to baby-sit her two little kittens while she was away on holidays and being the animal-obsessive I am (I'm the mad person who points out at e-ver-y dogs on the street and then squeal), I was super happy to oblige.
It actually felt a bit like holidays for me too, it was dead nice to enjoy her balcony during the short-lived Irish Summer. Also, she lives in a very different area from where I reside and it was very refreshing to see and experience Dublin from another angle.
I jumped on the opportunity to explore my new surroundings and upon Magda's recommendations my first port of call was the Merchants Market, the biggest indoor market in Dublin. I was pleasantly surprised, it is actually brilliant. Loads and loads of second-hand furniture, bric-à-brac, clothes and cheap fruits and vegs. I'll definitely come back! I got some lucky finds too (see picture below): a couple of books and the prettiest tray (remember my obsession for beauty trays?!) for a mere fiver... Bargain!

IMG_7145 IMG_7160 IMG_7164 IMG_7165 IMG_7201 I know things got a bit quiet around here, but my head was all over the place the past weeks (hell the past year) and after months of running in hopeless circles, I feel like I found the energy and faith to settle down on a project. I'm not going into specifics yet but I'll be sure to let you know when things are up and running. In the meantime, forgive me if I accidently disappear again but I need to focus on that other thing for a little while. I'm going to do my best to be more regular here though and buy a weekly planner because I do have many posts in my draft section, I think I need some structure and organisation.
Also, I'd like to remind all you Google Friends Connect followers that GFC is going to shut down in less than two weeks so if you still want to follow this blog, make sure to make the switch to a new reader (I can heartily recommend Bloglovin but you can find out about alternatives here)

18 comments:

Magda said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and company of two little devils. Once again thank you so much for taking care of them.
Your photos are great.
And you bought an exact tray as I bought. It's gorgeous.

moira said...

@Magda: thank you! it was my pleasure really :D yes! i saw it on your kitchen window edge, so so pretty, i was actually going to ask you where you found it. Was it in merchants market as well?! xx

Kelli / Fog and Forest said...

Sounds lovely! I've been a bit all over the place too, lately. Life is just... complicated. Anyway, I hope you enjoy One Hundred Years of Solitude! I looooved it.

Jane said...

It was nice of you to cat-sit! I've never really thought of it that way but it would be interesting to see my city from another perspective, since I've been living in this corner for basically my whole life. I love the pictures, that tray is super nice as well!

moira said...

@kelli: i'm sorry to hear you're struggling too, is it to do with your au pair job? if it is, hope you'll find a way to stay comfortably in paris very soon xx

@jane: it was surprising how different it seemed. I've always thought that living in the north of dublin was a bit grim but it's actually quite nice! thank you xx

Emma said...

Ooh, I'm intrigued about the other thing you are working on! Love the tray you bought, I'm on the look out for one too, they are so pretty! Glad you made the most of your house sitting and got to explore a bit!

Emma x

moira said...

hope you'll get lucky as well, you should check merchants market, it's definitely worth a try. Otherwise, zara home sells some pretty ones xx

Valerie Enríquez said...

What gorgeous pictures. Everything feels so serene. I can certainly relate to the feeling of being all over the place and how an internet space can suffer because of it! I think it is so important to take the time you need and everything else will follow at the proper time! x

moira said...

oh hi there! you're back :) hope you're enjoying summer and get to relax after your busy year xx

Ella said...

Nice to read you. Did you like Gabriel Garcia Marquez?

moira said...

I haven't read 'One hundred years of solitude' yet but i'll post a review as soon as i have. I did read a long time ago 'Memories of my melancholy whores' but i can't say I remember much of it. What about you? Is he an author you enjoy? x

Marlen said...

Haha i definitely wouldn't mind pet sitting- i'm the same way when it comes to adorable pets on the street ;) and i LOVE your pictures- so pretty

xo Marlen
Messages on a Napkin

moira said...

haha i'm glad i'm not the only one who scares people away with my squeals ;) thanks a lot! x

little henry lee said...

i love house sitting! it's like a little holiday cause you're staying somewhere different and it's not just your boring old bed you sleep in. and so much the better if cute pets are involved! i'm one of those people who tries to pat every dog that walks past me in the street, haha.

littlehenrylee

Barbara said...

Those pictures are fantastic! looks really different of what I have seen of dublin

moira said...

@little henry lee: totally agree with you, didnt think i would feel so refreshed after a few days in an another neighbourhood.
haha i think we should create a club 'dog stalkers anonymous' ;)
xx

@barbara: thank you! it's not a touristy part of dublin as far as i know, it's the area around the ferry port but it might change because there have been a lot of renovations lately. thanks for your visit x

Nancy Wilde said...

I'll certainly miss GFC...

Between routine at home and routine at work, it's better staying at home, really, and have some peace and tranquility.
Ahah, I squeal at dogs too, by the way, I guess they look very intrigued at my childish hysteric reaction...
Your friend's blog is mouthwatering, to say the least :)
Also... It's a shame I haven't read anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
xx

moira said...

@Nancy Wilde: welcome to the 'dog stalkers anonymous' club ;) we should get badges to recognize one another! x

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