Spring is somewhere near Dublin

I was happy to get some warm days in France but that was exactly what I was expecting. But I wasn’t expecting to feel such a spring feeling in Dublin and that’s why it made me really very happy, especially that I knew that in Estonia I would be facing quite a winter when I get back again. So one day before I had to go we went to the St Stephens Green and to Iveagh Gardens, one of my favourite places, and enjoyed a real sunny spring day and tried to get everything out of it.

Maybe because my first day in Dublin was a long walk through all these parks or maybe that I just like to walk in the parks but every time when I go to some of the parks in Dublin I feel so happy and worry less and eager to start to put all my dreams into practice. Maybe I just have to spend some more time in the parks or in Dublin.

And here are some nice moments from Iveagh Gardens, the hidden gem among Dublin parks. One day I would like to come to listen to some concert here.

We ended the day in an Indian restaurant and enjoyed some delicious food and celebrated our birthdays again. Two years ago we did it in the same restaurant.

From sunny France to not so sunny Dublin

This time I mixed my work trip to France with a little extra and treated myself to the small gift that I missed because of that storm Doris which stuck me to Amsterdam airport in February. I had to attend a seminar in La Roche sur Yon and before planning my trip I just in case checked the possible flights from Nantes to Dublin. I was lucky to find that exactly on my departure day there were also straight flights to Dublin – wow that was a sign, so I booked a flight, took a week off and here I am – just on St Partick’s Day.

As I didn’t come so early to see the St Partick’s Day parade, I just left that for some other better time and didn’t think about it. Of course, one day I would like to be here at the right time to see the parade but I would prefer to get a sunny day for that. This year’s St Partick’s Day was rainy, grey and didn’t feel like a day that you would like to spend outdoors, so I was happy to get a bus and get straight to home where for my big surprise I found exactly the same St Valentine’s Days decorations waiting for me with 2 cards for both Days 🙂

What about France? France was really wonderful – sunny, warm, and full of nice friendly people, delicious dinners, picturesque sights and of course the seminar that was the main reason for my trip. We spent 3 days with nice colleagues from different countries of Europe and enjoyed the kindly welcome of our French partner school. Our 4 students started to work at their placement restaurants, our cooking teacher started her practice at the school restaurant and I signed the contract for future partnership with the other schools. But the best part was the feeling that my trip to Dublin was ahead and you were waiting for me there and we can celebrate our birthdays together.

All the roads from London take you to Dublin

Again I have a work trip to London and of course, I make up a plan, that I will escape to Dublin for the weekend. The flight companies are on my side and they offer especially cheap tickets for these days, so there’s nothing to hold me back.

The main topic for this visit is Eurovision, which is not too happy to the both of us because both, Estonia and Ireland, didn’t make it to the finals, but we don’t let it spoil our mood and we keep watching all the semifinals and the final concert on Saturday. And even the victory of Ukraine doesn’t ruin it, in spite that we are supporting Australia because we just want to know what will happen if Australia will win. Ok, the song and the singer were good too. But this year we are not going to get to know it and we don’t care, the best thing is that we could spend some days together.

We also went to see the exhibition of 10 drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, which is a choice from the Royal Collection and was shown in Dublin Art Museum. So after all these museums in London, and there were actually three of them – the Natural History Museum, the London Museum, and the Portrait Museum, I have also seen the original drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Well done 🙂

And London was blooming 🙂 in Dublin it was much colder.

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