Just a madman with a box

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“I am, and always will be, the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” -Doctor Who   I was halfway through preparing a blog-post about why Doctor Who is one of my favourite TV shows, when I stumbled upon this post by the amazing Halley, who got there before I did. You should ...

On fighting for your dreams

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When the fantastic Sarah from Yes and Yes asked on Twitter what we'd wished we'd known at 22, my answer was almost instant: Nobody will fight for your dreams if you don't. Twenty-two was not too long ago. Barely three years ago. And this lesson is something that's taking me a long time to understand; it's ...

Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough

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It's amazing how quickly, when you have a routine to adhere to, you settle into a new country. You pick your haunts: your local pub, your favourite restaurants, the cafe you go to when you'd like to spend the day reading, the bars you frequent... and unless you're invited you'll find you rarely stray away ...

How to Pack for a Christmas Trip Home

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If you live away from home and you're thinking about heading back for the holidays, it can be tricky to decide what to pack to cover all the bases - from Christmas parties to catching up with old friends over coffee. Especially if, like me, you're limited by Ryanair's luggage restrictions. So I've been thinking about ...

How to Pack: Hot Weather

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So you've booked your holiday and you're jetting off to a warm country for a week. Perhaps you're off to explore Greece, or you're visiting the pyramids in Egypt. Maybe you've booked yourself a trip to Dubai or you're going sightseeing in Spain. You're all set:  you've got your tickets and your passport. You've planned out ...

It’s all about you this time. Really.

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This post was written by the lovely Claire, who blogs about travel, design and style, and whose blog you should go check out now. Go on! In December, it all comes to an end. My comfort zone, that is. In just a little over three months, I will say goodbye to my college years, my safe suburban job, ...

Getting sentimental about panties

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Source: ffffound.com via ingridf on Pinterest   I've been pretty good about packing so far. Especially with clothes - I've made it a point to only keep items I wear and love, and which absolutely fit me. Anything I used to wear and love but which no longer fit I have thrown away or put in bags ...

Boxes, suitcases and goodbyes

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My life right now is a flurry of boxes, suitcases and goodbyes. My life is in the process of being packed into boxes and sorted into two categories: stuff I can't live without and stuff I can leave behind. Let me tell you, it's not easy. There's so much sentimental value attached to some of my ...