Photography |The Twelfth Lock

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Hi Guys !!! A quick post today just to share with you one of my favourite shots of my local canal this year.  This is lock no.12 of The Royal Canal in Dublin hence why this spot is called The Twelfth Lock.  It is hard to make out with the sun but if you look at where the two rays are shining down there is a building underneath which is a hotel/pub and it is called The Twelfth Lock. It is a lovely place to hang out with a gorgeous view over the canal.
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February Book Haul

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Hi Guys !!! So I decided to do a bookish post today. I am officially out of my reading slump and have decided to prioritise reading as it makes me happy and we need to do what makes us happy, right?! So I am going to make some time to read every day even if it is only for 20 minutes.

The book I am currently reading is Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase which I received from Lovereading.co.uk.  I am a little overdue in getting a review back but luckily they are understanding at Lovereading and have given me an extension.
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Photography | In The Shadows

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Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.  I just want to start by apologising for my unexplained absence.  My wifi got disconnected by mistake and I had no internet for almost a week.  Thankfully it is all sorted now but it was a bit of a pain and I am relieved to have it back !!!                                                           Continue reading

Music | Falling Slowly with Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan

Hi everyone. I have decided to go with something a little different for todays post.  I love music and for obvious reasons have an affinity with Irish artists the most.  I just wanted to share this video with you.  Falling Slowly is one of my favourite tunes ever and I am guilty of listening to it a few times a day every day, I love it that much. 

The song was originally written and performed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova but this performance with Lisa Hannigan has always been my favourite. 

The song is featured in the 2007 film Once, which starred Hansard and Irglová, and for which it won the Academy Award for best original song at the the 80th Academy Awards.  I have also included the lyrics, hope you enjoy.
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Personal | I’m Back

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Hi guys, just a quick post to let you know I have not disappeared off the face of the Earth.  Truth be told, the digital detox probably went too well and I got a little too comfortable in my own little world. 

The time out did give me the opportunity to evaluate my online presence though and I have decided that while I do still want to blog, I will be cutting back just to make it that bit more sustainable.  So my plan going forward with the blog is to post 3 to 4 times a month.
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Self Prescribed Digital Detox

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Hi fellow bloggers and followers, I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to the weekend.  With the last few weeks being particularly chaotic, I have found myself falling behind with my posts, replying to people etc and I have decided that I am in serious need of a digital detox. 

Its going to be a challenge but I think I can do it.  I have become increasingly busy with both real life and online commitments and something just has to give.  Given that I can’t really switch off from real life, I have decided I am going to switch off from my online life in the hopes that it will all still be there when I come back.
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