Tumblr Time

So, recently I haven’t been feeling this blog (as you can tell from the lack of posts!) I’m not a fan of some of the changes, especially for photos.

I’ve decided to take a bit of a break from here and I’ve started a tumblr blog.

If you want to follow me on there, it’s the same name, just click the link All Kindsa EverythingĀ  I’ll still be on here so read all your blog entries and I might come back to this blog if tumblr doesn’t work out!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!

And Winter Sunrises

After all the storms and rain from last week, I’m really enjoying the lovely sunrises and sunsets on the way to and from work this week.

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Busy at work in the port in the mornings.

Wednesday Workout

*****WARNING***** This post mentions the C- word and it’s only NovemberšŸ˜‰

With that out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about getting in shape for Christmas so that I can enjoy all the things without feeling too bad come January 1st!

I’ve done this for the last couple of years and it made the new year a little easier. Plus it’s always nice to feel good at Christmas time. Energy boosts ward off colds and flu as well. Bonus!

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This year I’m going to try this workout with a very handy printed version from the Tone It Up girls.

If you decide to join in, let me know how you’re getting on!

It’s Baltic!!!!

First off, a little language note. In Cork, (not sure about the rest of Ireland), saying that “It’s Baltic” means that it’s freezing cold. So, when we were in Riga we really wanted to go to the beach at Jurmala to literally and figuratively say that it was Baltic!

We took the train to Majori and walked along the main street to Dzintari. The main architecture in this area is very pretty. It’s all old wooden buildings. Very beachy. At this time of the year it was quiet and a lot of the shops were closed. There were also a lot of little huts that I imagine are market stalls in the high summer season.

It was a perfect autumn day when we went there and the colours of the trees against the colours of the buildings were lovely. It’s also full of cats, which I loved! We did see a stereotypical Bond villain sitting outside a cafe stroking a cat!

After checking out the main street, and deciding where we would have lunch later on in the day, we turned onto the beach. And it was cold. It was the wind that made it cold rather than the temperature. I was very glad of my hat and scarf.

The beach went on and on and it was lined with hotels (when they say beach front hotel, they really mean it), but after a while we decided to get back into the town and warm up a bit.

I would love to go back and visit when more shops are open, but not when it’s too crowded with tourists.

Beautiful Riga

For the moment here’s one shot to sum up our trip to Riga. I’ll be posting more when I go through all the shots.

This one was taken a week ago at the end of a really long walking day.

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It shows the Vansu bridge and the Swedbank building.