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Published: April 15th 2011
Hi Everyone! I know this was a long time coming and I'm sorry 😞 I caught some sort of bug after my weekend adventure and I've been just trying to keep going in order to make it to work every day. So my work term ends next week and I'm actually kind of sad! It's such a nice place to work and I'm really starting to get along with my bosses and whatnot; but alas I believe this is the way of temping. You get attached to a place and then before you know it, you're moving on. However (not to get my hopes up or anything!) but I may be interviewing for a 6 month contract position at this big multinational firm and I'm super excited! I'm not sure how many people are vying for this job, so it might be a complete shot in the dark but it would be nice to have a bit of financial stability.
Aside from that I guess I don't really have any exciting news haha! Now that I'm settled in, my weeks should be fairly laid-back and all the exciting stuff happening on the weekends. I'm not going to lie, I've been
so tired after work that while I feel guilty that I should be doing something interesting, the most I can compel myself to do is make dinner, maybe blog or email a bit and then hit the hay. Never fear; I will have plenty of adventures to tell you about!
For those of you that don't know, last weekend I went out to County Wicklow to Glendalough (also pronounced "Glenda-lock"). The Wicklow Mountains are beautiful! Although, if you've been out west to the Rockies, the term "mountain" may be used rather loosely haha, but the views were spectacular and we couldn't have picked a better day. It was sunny, over 15 degrees and not a cloud in the sky! There were tons of families there with their kids and everyone seemed to be enjoying the unseasonable Irish weather. So, basically if you want to go somewhere in the Wicklow mountains, Glendalough is the place to go. It's a glacial valley with lakes and also this really neat ancient monastic settlement that was founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin.
Although most of it was destroyed by the English, one of the more impressive building still standing is
the Round Tower. For those of you that don't know its function (since I am now educated in this knowledge haha!) round towers represent beacons or landmarks for travellers and were also used in defense on occasion. This tower is tremendous and you can see it from pretty much anywhere in Wicklow; it would definitely have been awe-inspiring to visitors back in that era. Other neat monuments there included St. Kevin's church, the cathedral, and the Gateway (which is totally unique in Ireland). There's also an extensive cemetery with notable burials of powerful families and headstones dating back close to the 1500's.
So after wandering the ruins, there were hiking trails all over the place, so we hiked for hoursss but it was really pretty once you got to the top. You could see down into the valley and the lakes and it was so nice to be out in nature again!! As much as I'm loving the city, I definitely need some me time with the trees and forests. So without further adieu, here are the pictures and I hope you enjoy them! Hugs and kisses to everyone,
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