Adams Family

The fabulous school musical at Belvedere College with unbelievable talented children. It was absolutely not less good as any other musical in London and I was so happy that I got this opportunity to go to see it. Just wish that once I can go and see the one where Little Sean is playing as well. Actually, I would like to see them all, I just like such kind of school performances so much – just ask me or give me the tickets 😀

Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them

I had been waiting for that for such a long time and now I was even lucky enough to go to see it in Dublin. This time again with chose the big cinema near Pennies and altogether it was my fifth time to go to the cinema in Dublin. The movie was as good as I expected and of course, I would have wanted to have more of it – much more background of the characters and answers to all my why questions.

I really like that J K Rowling has gone back in the history and started to dig up all the secrets that were in this wizarding world long before Harry Potter Times. And as there are still 4 movies coming I hope that she has enough time to show the background and all the answers to my why questions. But anyway, I can’t hide that I would have wanted a book as well, not a script, but a real book with real descriptions and surveys of the past, hidden thoughts, dreams and hints of the main characters. Now I can only wait and see.

Irish night out

The Irish night out that was organized by our nice hosts from Léargas took us to the oldest pub in Dublin – to Brazen Head. I visited it first two years ago but then we just had a drink there and looked around and I took some photos.

This time we were offered a big dinner with a story-teller and Irish music. The story-teller was fabulous and he entertained us with different Irish legends about fairies and leprechauns and what happens to those who don’t take it seriously. So if you want to survive in Ireland you must definitely get on well with fairies and never cut down their trees or steal their pots of gold which usually are hidden somewhere at the end of the rainbow. I have tried to accept these rules so far and I hope that the fairies are on my side. And all that story-telling gave an idea to write a project about different stories and legends of different countries – let’s see if that plan works out but if it does it could be something that I would like to do. The evening ended with our hosts singing us Molly Mallone and everyone who knew the words sang together with them. It was a short Irish night out but it was grand and after that Sean came to meet me and we walked back home.

I must say that the seminar in Dublin was the best of all the contact seminars I have visited and hopefully, I also got some useful contacts to go on with.

Some memories from my first visit to Brazen Head in 2014 summer.

VET connected … GET connected

8-file_005-1Wow – a seminar in a castle and not just in a castle but in a castle in Dublin, in Clontarf Castle. I have been trying to connect my work and my life, more of course in my dreams, a little bit less in a reality but for the first time I managed to do it properly – I applied for a grant for a contact seminar in Dublin and I got it. It was probably the one and the only Erasmus+ VET seminars that they have held in Dublin and I was lucky to find it at the right time. When I found it in September, it wasn’t such a right time because at the same time there were lots of different things going on and I kind of wrote this application standing behind my desk, with my left hand and talking on the phone or something very similar. But anyway, it worked.

And it was worth it because it was one of the best contact seminars that I have attended –  it was so well organized, the premises were perfect, the people were nice and friendly and hopefully, I got lots of new contacts, especially from Ireland. And I cannot leave out that it’s always good to meet people who are doing the same job and hear them talking about things that you have gone through. Even when you feel that you have lost all your energy to do that job any more, it somehow bumps you up and shows some things from a different angle.

Yellow leaves and Christmas lights

It’s always so nice to be back and feel that nothing hasn’t changed, only some things have appeared or disappeared and this time the Christmas lights had been lit just a few days ago. The lights in Grafton Street were turned on earlier but the lights on Henry Street had been turned on just at the weekend before I came. This time they had changed the lights and there was again something new and Dublin had got a bit different face for these Christmas. When I am coming back for the real Christmas I will definitely look around a bit more – do some window shopping and some real shopping, check the Tayto Crisps Sandwich display at Arnotts and visit the Christmas Markets all around the town, go to listen to the Christmas Carols, see the Luminosity Festival , the New Year Parade on the last day of the year and enjoy every single day of these weeks.

But despite the Christmas lights on the streets, the trees in front of our home were still yellow and it felt like in October. That’s OK for me – I will get snow in Estonia anyway if I want it or not 🙂