Summer has come and gone and I’m feeling very much ready to settle into autumn. But as you might have seen from my last post, I didn’t keep this blog up to date during the summer months. So I thought it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t do a round up of my summer before we all start putting the love of June, July and August away for another year and begin to pull out our cosy coats and big scarves.
My summer, like it is every year, was filled with endless days of work but I did manage to make time for some other things.
In July my friends from college came down and all they wanted to do was visit my local Aquarian. I’ve never seen two people so fascinated by fish.
I also took a staycation in Killkenny with my friend. We took a tour of the castle and had the most amazing meal in a very snazzy Italian restaurant called Ristorante Rinuccini.
Some fails of the summer include me telling myself I’d go to the gym down the road from me once a week (in the end I only managed to do one spinning class in the three months I was home).
While some memorable moments include my friends 21st; where I ripped a hole in the bum of my jumpsuit and had to creatively play it off by wearing a scarf around my waist.
A Few Summer Favourites:
The Handmaids Tales- after much encouragement from my friend I started watching the first season of this TV series that is based on the book by Margaret Atwood. This show is incredible with such a haunting message based in a “dystopian” future that is scarily realistic.
Books Books Books- during the summer I read the final instalment to the trilogy of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Alongside that I read Truly Madly Guilty by the same author of Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty) which was very addictive.
Afterwards I struggled with a book by Colm Tóibín called Nora Webster; but once I got into it I found the world he created filled with very simple characters, became the place I found the most comfort. Finally before the summer ended I read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and this was unexpectedly by favourite read. I had the book finished within a week and the beauty of the story is still on my mind.
Next week you can expect to see a post on a holiday I took to Seville in June!