Today I decided to have a day out. It’s been a busy couple of weeks at work even with the Christmas breaks in between. I was thinking of going to Oxford today anyway and then my guitar teacher mentioned that there was a Japanese exhibition on at the Ashmolean and so my plan was set in motion.
I went straight to Oxford this morning and had breakfast there and then went to the museum. There was another exhibition on about Edward Lear who did “The Owl and the Pussycat” poem so I bought the ticket for both.
I did like the nonsense work that Lear did but some of his landscape works were very interesting. Like this one of Jerusalem. (Linked from http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/lear/paintings/3.html).
The textiles exhibition was also very interesting with all of the intricate thread work and attention to detail.
I had a nice lunch at Byron ( http://www.byronhamburgers.com/news/the-chilli-burger-is-back/) and then did some shopping.
Tonight I watched Source Code (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/)
I had heard good things about it and I was hooked from minute one. All of the actors put in a great performance and especially Jake Gyllenhaal who I don’t always enjoy.
It seems that I’ve not been paying attention to this blog and it’s been over 2 years since my last entry.
I like to write little bits and pieces and wil try to keep this updated a bit more frequently.
What have I been up to recently? Well I went home to Ireland for a week in July. My mother was over visiting in England so I travelled home with her
and then travelled down to my brothers house for a couple of days. Then I went up to Dublin and stayed with my friend Paddy.
It was nice to see him and we went out for a nice dinner with another friend Donal and some Italian visitors who were visiting Dublin for a couple of days.
I was wearing my “I am the Empire” T-Shirt from www.microspotting.com and this was very popular.
I also visited my cousin Aine as I hadn’t seen her for a while and it was nice to catch up.
Then I came back home for 4 days and returned to Dublin for the U2 Concert on Saturday the 25th of June 2009.
Myself, Paddy, my sister Anne-Marie and her husband Dave went and my brother was also there but in a different part of Croke Park.
We had a brilliant time and I was on my feet dancing around for 2 hours straight.
I travelled home on the Sunday and since then it’s been work, gym and sleep.
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I though it would be a good idea to link to some of my friends blogs.
Darryll Rogers ( http://spaces.msn.com/australstar )
Steve Nabseth ( http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/stevefn/rtw2004/tpod.html )
Jeff Cable ( http://spaces.msn.com/apathyusa )
Darryll and Steve have travelled a lot in the last couple of years and have a lot to say about it.
Jeff is a good friend who I met in England but now he’s living in the US with his lovely wife Erin.
I will leave you with a picture of my sister from our trip last year to Rome.
Well this is cool. I have just downloaded Flock and Set up my blog all in 5 minutes.