Let me tell you a Secret


After a month at home in my sleepy, wintry little town, I made a trip up to Dublin before I head away next week, (did you know that I’m going away on Erasmus? Don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet..!) I’m heading home today, but at the moment I’m in my favourite little coffee shop in the Liberties, waiting for my friends to finish their lecture (so strange that I won’t be in class with them this semester!) before we go for lunch. But while I’m here, I thought I’d tell you about a secret I learnt in January.


My Travel Plans for 2018

I plan on doing a fair bit of travelling this year. In T-minus 8 days I will be moving to the Netherlands for five months. Since there will be so many amazing countries surrounding me and it’s easy to travel with an Interail Pass, I plan on seizing the opportunity and exploring as many countries as I can

I want to be realistic and not include too many on the list, but if I manage to do all the places I’ve mentioned then I’d be more than happy!


Countries I want to visit:

Germany: I got an e-mail from my college in the Netherlands, saying that part of my course will involve going on a field trip to… BERLIN. A big step up from the school trips I took as kid! I’ve heard great things about the city, so I’m excited to see what this field trip has in store.


How to survive January

You’d have to feel sorry for January.

You’re at a party. You’ve just finished enthusiastically enjoying the company of December and up ahead, you can see February and Spring sipping on cocktails. You start making your way up to them, when you get stopped by January (or ‘January Blues’ as your friends have nicknamed him). You’re stuck now. You’ve no choice but to make awkward chit-chat, as he drawls on about the terrible weather, how quiet things are at work and how he feels like such a let down next to his neighbour, December. The conversation lasts for ETERNITY before you can eventually make your excuses and head over, to greet February and Spring with a warm hug.


That time I interviewed a Christmas Elf

A few days ago I moved out of my Dublin house, because next year (i.e. in 43 days) I will be moving to the Netherlands (ah).

And since it’s only six days until Christmas Day (I’m available to hire as a personal countdown all year round), I thought it wold be nice to do a festive themed post today.

If you’re a regular reader you may know I’m journalism student, and sometimes as a journalist you need to get creative when coming up with story ideas.

For college last year, I was writing for a children’s website and as it was coming up to Christmas, I thought it would be nice to do a Santa themed story. An idea I had was to interview an “elf” who worked for the man himself.