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 →


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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