Posts Tagged ‘Music’

A little hiatus

Posted: July 2, 2012 in Miscellaneous
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In less than 24 hours I will have some time of work. Away from work for 2.5 weeks. I look forward to seeing people I haven’t seen in some time, to just chill out and with a little help from the weather gods I hope to catch some sunny rays. Am hoping that there will be a few sunny days so that I can sit on my balcony with a glass of wine.

I will most likely not be able to post much during this time. I promise I will be back though and update the blog after my break.

I found this today. I like the Irish band the Coronas. This is their song “Heroes and Ghosts” but this is the Gaeilige version (Irish version) of the same song.

Enjoy and have a lovely July wherever you are!

It has been a very busy week, once again. The week has just flown and I am now using the weekend to catch up on some quality time with my two furballs and just having some naps. I will hopefully have some moments to sit and write some decent post but for now I will just grab a book (“Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt), get under my duvet, put on some music and just enjoy.

Not a new one but this one has made it onto my favorite playlist at the moment:


I should be in bed right now. I left the office really late and am pretty exhausted. This week has been… mentally draining for many reasons but the weekend will hopefully be better.

A long-time friend told me the other day that I am and always have been way too private when things are crap which made me smile a bit considering the amount of gall I spew in this blog at times. But I do not wish to spew today. So in preparation for the weekend, here is an old favorite:

Ground control… Good night!

The Dancer

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Miscellaneous, Music
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It has been very hectic lately. Work, some more work and more stress – then trying to be somewhat social and meet up with friends at the weekend even though I am sure I have not exactly been the life of the party… yawning my way through most weekends. I was going to write a post about work-life balance but the irony is that I am way too tired. So I will tackle that another day.

Instead I will leave you with this fabulous song by Ane Brun. I was introduced to her music by a friend and I am now totally addicted. It is perfect for winding down…


Rum hazed days

Posted: September 10, 2011 in Miscellaneous
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I’m sitting here feeling a little bit guilty that I have not posted anything for a whole week. My excuse is hazed in rum fumes. I had a few really busy days in the beginning of the week in work as all had to be done in time for our team’s kick-off event on Thursday.

Oh boy did we kick-off. After the obligatory meeting the activities started…. sailing, archery, climbing, canoeing and all was done in teams so the competition was fierce. After getting soaked, arms aching from paddling in a not very synchronized manner and with the mother of all bruises on my arm from archery (that string hits hard people) the BBQ and the drinking began. This is Ireland after all and the party was on.

Oh lord I had way, way too much cider, beer, rum&coke lemonade and even cigarettes… Jeez, no idea where I got that bright idea from, I have not smoked in years. A free bar is truly an evil thing. There was dancing, there was drunken ramblings deep discussions about extremely important topics (I’m sure they were), there was good-humored slagging between different nationalities, there was laughter and when the bar closed the party continued in one of the cottages we stayed in. It was a fabulous party day with great people.

At 3am I stumbled to bed, still fully intending to drive home later on that day. Yeah right.

Breakfast at 9 was… OK. At 10 I was supposed to drive myself and two friends back home. At this stage everyone was laughing at the state I was in. It was not happening. One of the girls ended up driving with me doing my best not to get sick in the car. There was no way in hell that I could drive anywhere, so I ended up sitting on her sofa for hours trying to recover. I had to sit very, very, very still for a long time. Oh my… it was one of the worst hangovers I have had in many years. Put it this way, I was ridiculously happy when I managed to drink a glass of water at about 5pm.

So the lesson is… avoid rum, cider and cigarettes too much lemonade. Or just don’t do it often… I still feel in a haze today which is insane. Still though… it was brilliant. I work with some awesome people!

This seems strangely apt:

Such a brilliant tune! “Jigsaw” by Ryan Sheridan – filmed in Dublin. I loooooove this song!

Sometimes music can make us laugh. Sometimes it can make us cry.

Sometimes it can make things a bit better. Sometimes it helps.

“Sigh no more”… for everyone out there. XO

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I am having my (very late) breakfast and am trying to plan my day.  If the sun was shining I would be on the balcony… plans or no plans. Instead I have enough little things to keep me busy. My cats are thrilled I am home so that they can show me all the new spots they have found in the apartment. The chasing game has ended and we are now in pro-longed cat nap time.

I have spent 3 days putting together IKEA furniture with a friend. It has been fun but also frustrating, especially when it didn’t want to work out the way we had planned. Lots of coffee, swearing and insane laughter later… it is done. Even managed to get out-of-town for a few hours. Drove to the Wicklow Mountains with no particular destination in mind… probably explains the VERY bumpy roads we ended up on. It was really nice getting out and a good laugh. Next time though… I will bring proper footwear. I love my sandals but they are not great for longer walks.

Right now though, I will close my eyes and listen to one of my absolute favorite songs by Adele.

Am in work which normally means that I am (mentally) running from one thing to the next but today… I am not. I am smiling. I am on the edge of a laugh. I enjoy the banter. I bob my head to the music in my headphones. I blog (shhhhh don’t tell).

It is Friday just like it was last week… but for some reason it feels better this Friday. It has been a pretty good week even though it is the month-end. Busy in work but, considering all, it has gone smoother than the last few months. Yes, it has been mad for a few days but you know what… I truly believe I rather laugh than cry and laughed is what I have done no matter what this week. (… slightly hysterical at times but ehhhh who cares!).

A long-awaited book was released which has given me much enjoyment this week. I have managed to combine a work trip to Norway in March with a visit to a friend in Stockholm and her 30th birthday party, a party I thought I couldn’t make it to. This evening I am off to another friends birthday bash and it is the perfect way to end the work week.

The music in my headphones are old songs from the 90’s which remind me of happy summer days and evenings with friends when we were carefree students. That is what I feel like today: carefree.

Happy and carefree on a Friday. Damn it feels good! Happy Friday people!

I love this song. It is in Swedish, called “Tro” (Faith, Belief) and is sung by Marie Fredriksson. One of my favorite songs for years.