Summer in a Nutshell

Between starting a new job, getting used to a crazy schedule and trying to meet up with people I used to see everyday, taking photos and blogging has fallen down my priority list, unfortunately. I’ve been quite lucky that my random days off have been sunny so I’ve been making the most of the summer. Here’s a little catch up post.

My days off have consisted of enjoying city views and street festivals, walks by the sea and sorting out the garden. Hope you’re all having a lovely summer 🙂

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Sunny Shandon

On Saturday the Shandon Street Festival was on. They were lucky-the sun shone. So much so that the organisers had to find shade to bring into the park because people were hiding next to the walls to get out of the sun. I had a nice spot under a tree so I could enjoy my lunch and the music.

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One great thing about the festival was that we could go up to the top of Shandon Church and ring the bells. Now, you can always do this, but it closes at 3pm. The last time I tried to go, it was 3.30pm, so too late. Anyway, we got to fill the Cork air with a choppy version of Ode to Joy!

Summer in a Day

When you’re in a country where summer is a “blink and you’ll miss it” season, you have to take every opportunity you get to make the most of it. I had a day off on Monday and luckily the sun stayed for the day. So, in 24 hours I managed a bit of clear sky star gazing and planet spotting, coffee on the patio, a walk by the sea and ice cream! Pretty good all round 🙂

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My view to enjoy ice cream to.

Out to Sea

June has started with some nice weather, although you never know when it’s going to change so you need to be prepared when going for a walk! Yesterday, as the sky was blue we decided on a short walk to Blackrock Castle, maybe do a little wedding spying (we were in luck!)

As we were leaving, I wanted to take a shot of the castle with a nice blue sky. I was just about to take it when the shot when the bow of a ship appeared!

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I think this makes a change to my usual shots of Blackrock Castle and adds a bit of colour!