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.

Clontarf Castle

It seems that I was lucky to get a financing for a contact seminar in Dublin. The seminar is going to take place in November in Clontarf Castle and as I was here for a weekend, we made a little trip there to be sure that I will find it. The venue looks gorgeous – the old and new are mixed well together and I think I will be pretty happy to even stay here for a night. I will wait for the real program and see if there’s an urgent need to stay there or is it possible to come back home and go again in the morning. Both variants will work for me now and somehow I really feel curious to stay there at least for the first night and take as much as I can out of this contact seminar.

file_004The seaside region looked really nice, even from the window of the bus and it’s again such kind of a posh place to live. I love Dublin because of all these differences you can find from different parts of the town. For me, of course, the seaside regions seem the most attractive but it has always been like that with every seaside place I have been. And in any case I caressed the lions, maybe it doesn’t only work at Trafalgar Square  but with any other lions as well. I really want to come back here and I can confirm it with whatever it needs, so caressing the lions is just one of these little cute beliefs that you can just do, when you want to send your wish somewhere out there 🙂