Monday, 6 June 2011

Did I Miss Anything?

I'm still here, chasing sun and waves and music and time out.
We were not finished with sickness in this house. It's been the worst year ever, but hopefully we have turned the corner now, and everyone is determined to enjoy themselves as the sun comes out, the school year winds down, and thoughts turn to frivolity and fun.
I am having problems with uploading photos, hence the dodgey iPhone shots on this post, which I hope lend a certain nostalgic dreaminess to it.
I have been out, as I said, finding thrills in all kinds of places, such as spectacular live shows like this one.
Sufjan Stevens in the Olympia, Dublin.

I travelled north west, to the wild, wild sea for a weekend of surfing, (yes, you did read that right!), incredible seafood, and the best company. A weekend of switching off and winding down and getting away from it all. Something I haven't done in years and years and years.
I liked it....a lot.
Bundoran.

The important things: great company, great food.

And with Jay finally home, we have managed to escape a little too, off into the city, in the sun, for more live music.
Summer in the city.

Phosphorescent, The Workman's Club, Dublin.
And yes, the sun is making a gradual comeback, and we have seized it and run with it, run to the beach.

Silver Strand.
So hopefully normal blogging will resume in the next day or so. In the meantime, in about five minutes I will be off out the door to walk (let's be realistic!) the Dublin Women's Mini-Marathon. And if any of you fancy sponsoring me, it's for a very good cause. Here is the link to my donation page, as well as information about the charity of my choice, CARI (Children At Risk in Ireland)

The sun is shining here, I do hope it is shining wherever you are too!

12 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Nice to see you back. I always love your photos no matter what you shoot them with. Our sun has just begun to shine after weeks and weeks of rain. What an adventure the surfing must have been!

Martin H. said...

I actually love the photos. And, great to know that life is good for you, just now.

I hope my small contribution to your efforts, will help.

Karen said...

Surfing (or body boarding, as there is no way I can stand up )is such fun isn't it! Looks as if you have been enjoying your days. Great to see and lovely photos as always. x

Siofra said...

Amazing photos as always.. how you catch the light, and fleeting moments... thanks again blog mentor! x

jaboopee said...

surfing ,marathons??? what have you done with ciara?

well done.

mise said...

It looks like you've been having a wonderful time, and putting us to shame with your energetic out and abouting. The photos are all the better for being such fleeting shots.

Lifetime Passions said...

Beautiful Blog as always Ciara, Surfing and Marathons is all so much fun?!... Hmmmm what should we conquer next....

GourmetGirlfriend said...

great company, great food, great music, escaping with your loved one & beach times with both your friends and separately with your little ones.
a touch of well deserved bliss after the hard work of dealing with the sickness round-a-bout.
Glad you've been able to hop off it a while and play in other parts of life's playground.
xx

Sadhbh said...

I tried surfing a couple of weeks ago too! It's bloody hard!

Glad you've been enjoying your out and abouting:)

P.S. I don't think you can take a bad picture. 'Real' camera or not!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Oh! Sorry that you've all been poorly too.

Rebecca S. said...

Dreamy photos :) We've had some sickness too and are longing for some sun to burn off the flu bugs that are floating about.
Your times away are well-deserved, I'm sure, which makes them even more satisfyingly enjoyable, right?
By the way, your photo arrived in the mail this week, which was lucky as we are now embroiled in a postal strike! I will find a frame and hang it in a place of honour :) Thanks so much!!!! xo

Best wishes on the mini-marathon, too.

Lola X said...

Love it!

Lola x
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