Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Long over due update!

Alright, its been a while, but i am back in a wireless zone! I am back in Milan and have found a cafe that serves excellent coffee and fast wireless! hurrah!
So i left you guys in Paris...since then I have been to Ireland, and England. Ire land was a lot of fun, i spent the week with my cousins and we went to a weekend long concert/festival called Electric Picnic. It was so much fun! minus the lack of sleep and a deflating air mattress. We saw so many bands, and i do have a list of the ones we saw but not on me so i will post that tomorrow. The concerts started at about 12 in the afternoon and carried on till about 2 am, and then there were raves and different parties that went on till about 6 in the morning, but i didnt get to go to any of them...not that i would of lasted any way, i was exhausted by  the time i got to Ireland. The final band that closed the weekend was The Killers, who were amazing, i didnt expect to like them as much as i did, but they were so brilliant live! All in all it was a great weekend.  The monday we came home, we spent recovering and catching up on some sleep. Tuesday my cousin Hannah and I spent the day in Dublin city, we bought tickets for the hop on hop off bus tour, so basically its a bus that when your on it it tells you about all the city and the history but you can get on and off it when ever you want and not pay again for a ticket. It worked out great! we saw all the major Dublin attractions, and then finished our tour with a tour of the Guinness Brew house. Well it wasnt where they actually made the Guinness, but its where they tell you about how it is brewed. You go up to the different levels and it explains how it started and how they make it etc, and then once you are at the top you get a free pint of Guinness! I have to admit it isnt my favourite drink., but i finished it any way, just so i could say ive had a pint of guinness! Plus at the top of the tower it over looks all of Dublin, and it was beautiful!
I did something stupid, and forgot my camera when we went to Dublin, so i have no photos to post from there until Hannah emails me some from her phone. But here are a few from the concert:
This is Lorcan, Hannah and I at the beginning of the concert.

I wore knee high socks and wellies/riding boots the whole weekend, and secretly loved it. Everyone was wearing wellies! 

The Killers, we were right at the front!

Hannah and I!
Next i went to England and stayed with my Best friend from Secondary school, Amy. It was a nice relaxing week, I had a couple trips to Bluewater, went out to dinner, went to Thorpe Park, and saw some old friends! one of which i hadn't seen in about 4 years. So it was a really nice break before i got back to Italy and started to work.

I am now in Milan and started work yesterday, and so far its great! There isn't alot to do during the day, well thats a lie, i guess there is, but its very expensive over here so i am limited to what i can do! lol When i arrived on the Friday, they picked me up from the Train station and we headed in to the country side where their family owns a 16th century mansion, it has been in the family for about 600 years! it was beautiful and hige. The split the mansion in to smaller apartments (but still very big) for the entire family, brothers sisters cousins etc. There isnt any thing to do up there except relax, so i read a few books, and got to know the family. 

That is pretty much all to report right now! Milan is great, and my job is fab!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


A wee little summary about our four days in Paris!
First off the weather was a lot more bearable, it was still warm but it had a breeze, one morning I even wore pants! I know...crazy.
Okay so what did we do...
We got there and headed straight to our apartment that we rented for the duration of our stay, which i might add was about 7 flights of stairs up...small, spiral stairs, with our huge bags...the apartment it self was really cute though, nice and bright and had its own washer/dryer (which was much needed!)..
We set our selves up and then headed out for some lunch, and then walked down to Notre Dame!

I am waiting for Malinda to send me the names of evey where we visited while in Paris - i know, its lame that i cant remember for my self...but i will upload some photos so you can SEE where we went :
This is us in front of the Canal, we did try to take a night canal trip to the Eiffel tower, but it didnt work out for us.

The Louve!

An Arch, not to be confused with the Arch de Triumph. The Arch above is much smaller, but still pretty.

In the Gardens we walked through on the way down to the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower was a really fun day out, we went there during the day and climbed up stairs to the middle of the tower.
"hanging out" at the tower...hahah...get it?.... ps thats alot harder then it looks.

Beautiful view, with some beautiful ladies!

After we climbed the tower we went down to the lawn to have a photo shoot and a picnic! it was such a fun afternoon, one of my favorite days in Paris. 
When we were sitting having our picnic, sitting in front of us was a group of four people, and they were almost robbed! A group of kids came up to them and put papers and maps in their face and then on the ground, and when they picked the papers back up they grabbed on of the guys phones, luckily his friend was laying down and saw what happened. Pickpockets and "robbers" are very popular in Italy/France, you get warned about them everywhere you go. It almost happened to me in a train station, but Jodi came to my rescue and we ran away, plus i didnt have my purse on me so i dont know what he was planning on stealing....
Below are some pictures from our Eiffel tower photo shoot!
touching the top of the Tower,  no big deal.

Bringing a little busker to Paris

Our delish picnic!

The tower at night, it was so pretty!