Archives for July 2012

Visit to Ireland

As many of you know I recently visited Ireland to meet my friend Kevin O’Sullivan. Kevin and his girlfriend Sinead picked me up from my Ryanair flight to Knock airport which is the smallest and first airport where I had to walk up stairs to board the plane. The flight was short, only about an hour long. It was good minus the 3 kids behind me kicking and screaming.. Immigration was crazy, they asked me why I was visiting, where I was going, staying and when I was leaving. But once that was over they stamped my passport and I was on my way!

After stopping at Sinead’s parents house for supper our first stop was a decrepit castle called Roscommon Castle, the scenery was perfect. I took about 30 pictures with my iPad and they turned out great!

Made the long drive back to Waterford and got a late night snack. I don’t remember the name they used but it was a deep fried hotdog and some chips. Note: French fries in Ireland and London are called chips. Very tasty with a couple beers.

The next morning we visited the major tourist attractions. First up was House of Waterford Crystal, and then Reginald’s Tower. Had supper at Kevin parents’ house which is called Cliffhouse. Kevin’s parents were eager to meet me, which was cool. Even though I couldn’t fully understand what his Dad said some of the time.

On my final day we stopped by Cliffhouse and then off to Tramore’s beachy areas. Got a lot of great photos from that. Dropped off Sinead and drove to our final destination Dublin. When we arrived it reminded me of Toronto’s traffic jams. We slowly made our way to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour. It was great we got to sample fresh Guinness and pour the perfect pint of Guinness, and enjoy it too! Then it was off to Dublin’s Airport to catch my flight on AER Lingus back to London.

While recovering from Jetlag I made a simple gallery script to make things easier. I currently only have Ireland’s photos up and you can see them here: http://artXed.com/vacation2012/ireland.

Quick Update

I know, I know it’s been almost 4 months since my last post.. Let me summarize everything that’s happened since.

I got hired full time in April whoop whoop. Continued to plug away at a large brand’s website redesign. Launched all 4 of their brand sites and currently still working on their master site. Got invited to my cousins Wedding in London UK and I leave today; more on that later. At work they tore down two walls to make more space, moved to one of the new desks with an ikea leather chair, it’s the best.. Asked about possibly getting a third monitor and Leigh said sure. Josh wanted it too but I asked first. Snooze ya loose ๐Ÿ˜€ Bought a new MacBook in late June after Apple refreshed their laptops. I opted to not get the retina version, since I might get one as my new work laptop! Still waiting on that..

Moving onto my vacation for 1.5 weeks. It started today and ends next friday. I’m leaving for London tonight and will be purchasing a cell phone when I get there, so for anyone who might want to meet up I’ll give you my cell number soon.

I have made a new section on the site for my vacation, in the next couple of days expect to see a new navigation item for that. I plan on taking lots of pictures and writing a bunch while I’m there.

Looking forward to going, pretty much done packing just letting some things charge before my aunt gets here in 20 minutes. Until my next post I leave you with this hilarious picture.