london part i

Hello hello! Very exciting things to tell! So.┬áMy first real departure from the island was a whirlwind weekend in London. And let me tell you, it was an absolutely phenomenal weekend, 6 am flights and all. Us in all of our woke-up-at-3am sleepy splendor. We woke up and departed wayyy too early Saturday morning. I... Continue Reading →

soft and chewy molasses cookies

One of the things I love about Dublin is the weather. No, I'm not referring to the incessant rain...I'm talking about how the temperature hovers around 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit pretty much all year round (God knows what that is in Celsius). Speaking of conversion confusion: Laundry cycle at 40 degrees? Speed limit of 100 km/hr?... Continue Reading →

belfast

If you ever want to raise the ire of the Irish people, just mistakenly categorize them either 1) with the British, 2) from the United Kingdom, or 3) from Northern Ireland. I definitely knew the details about the Irish conflict at some point in my life, but it had all become very murky in my... Continue Reading →

snickerdoodle cookie cupcakes

"Make something crazy because even if it doesn't turn out perfect, you know I'll still love it." Now just try to tell me that I don't have the greatest friends in the universe. I dare ya. These cupcakes were born from that quote by a snickerdoodle-loving friend. And even though crazy impulsiveness isn't really my... Continue Reading →

merry ploughboys

UCD is pretty great at organizing fun (and free!) little excursions for us American international students, the first of which was a night of traditional Irish music and dance at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. I was, and still am, a bit confused about the namesake. This four-man band seemed to also be called "The Merry... Continue Reading →

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