I know, you’re thinking to yourself.. um what Lizzie? Within a few hours, it went from 4 days left to 1 day left in Ireland. But there’s been a minor, er major, change of plans. I did a little calculating of the bank account and found out that it would actually cost me less to fly home than bounce around Ireland for the next couple of days. And so, that’s what I’m doing. I’m leaving my apartment tomorrow morning around 5am to get to Dublin in time for my 10am flight. and I should be in San Francisco by 7pm.
So it’s actually happening. My time here is ending. But ya know what? I’m not too sad anymore. I had an absolutely amazing time. I met amazing people. and I think I’m only going to continue to realize how lucky I am to have spent the past 5 months in this glorious country.
if you’re lucky enough to study abroad, you’re lucky enough
Well it’s official. All my lovely American friends are on their way back to the states. I’m staying in ireland a few more days because I was expecting to stay for the summer. So when I did change my flight, I was only able to fly to California on the 1st. Most of my irish friends are home and not in Galway, so it’s a little bit strange still being here.
I’m trying very hard not to be sad and emotional. It’s not really working. at. all. So, since I prefer to avoid the mushy and the gushy, i’m going to post a few of my favorite pictures of my favorite gals on some very fun nights. Sound fun to you? Well good.
Well golly gosh, we are a fun bunch o’ ladies. I miss you all already. Travel safely my loves.
if you’re lucky to have made great friends in ireland, you’re lucky enough
holy talito! only 6 days? don’t you remember when i just landed? it feels like yesterday. well not exactly yesterday, because i remember yesterday pretty perfectly. but it at least feels like last week. but darnit, i swear i’m going to enjoy these last days in ireland.
in fact, take a look at what kelly, lauren, and i did on tuesday. pretty easy to enjoy this country….
if you’re lucky enough to go horseback riding in ireland, you’re lucky enough
there are two major chain stores that i do my grocery shopping at: tesco and dunnes. however, there is a tiny little shop without a lot of product around the corner from my apartment called mullans.
today it was pouring rain. and hailing. and darn it i was hungry but without groceries. so instead of a 15 min walk to either dunnes or tesco, i ran through the rain across the street to mullans.
i love ireland because the lady that works there is just the sweetest. while checking out she managed to find the time to call me 4 precious names.
- “how are you today love?”
- “oh thanks pet.”
- “do you need a bag sweetie?”
- “2 euros change, thanks a million honey bunch.”
um wow. if that doesn’t just make your day brighter i don’t know what would. california cashiers, please treat me like this when i return.
if you’re lucky enough to go grocery shopping in ireland, you’re lucky enough
how crazy is this photo? it was raining a few yards away from us but not where we were standing.
homemade sugar cubes. and a gorgeous orange table.
handcrafted and painted puzzles. don’t tell my nephews… but i got em one!
the prettiest dog i’ve seen in ireland. isn’t his face just perfect? we all ooed and awwed at his preciousness for a bit too long…
gorgeous dishes at the farmers market today. i want each and every one of them.
the cutest patchwork owl i’ve ever seen. i want a whole house full of ‘em!
a little girl’s dream. or… maybe my dream?
what a fun and successful saturday spent at the farmers market. i love saturdays in galway. the city just buzzes with life.
if you’re lucky enough to be in galway on a saturday, you’re lucky enough