Top o' the morning to ya!
Sorry, I was in Dublin, Ireland during the week for a little mini holiday and I can't seem to quite stop doing really bad Irish impersonations and shouting Grand! at everything. More about Dublin later.
Anyhoo, on to the books. This is two weeks worth of books as I've been a very bad blogger and haven't been posting much or even reading much. I've had tonnes of family stuff to contend with and le blog has suffered as a result.
The Lying Game and Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard
Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista
Just Remember to Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Brightest Kind of Darkness, A Taste For Passion, Harm's Hunger by Patrice Michelle
The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst
As I said the hubs and I went to Dublin for a couple of days sans children (Daughter No1 is in Barcelona and Daughter No2 spent some "quality time" with her gran. Hehe.)
Anyway, I've wanted to go to Dublin for ages so acted like a complete tourist taking pictures of EVERYTHING! I'm a bit of a closet history buff (that's what my degree is in) and I also really love old building dating from ye olde period so most of my pictures are of buildings! Dublin is steeped in history and full of gorgeous Georgian architecture so we hoped on and off the tourist bus like crazy culture deprived maniacs. Here's some of my pictures:
The Daniel O'Connell statue in O'Connell Street
Angel statues freak me out. I blame Doctor Who.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral's slightly creepy crypt
The Tudors is filmed here (I touched Jonathan Rhys Meyers costume. True fact)
The GPO building, you can still see the bullet holes from the 1916 Easter Rising
The Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol where the 1916 rebels were executed.
In the Name of the Father with Daniel Day Lewis was filmed here.
Outside Kilmainham Goal
The National Gallery of Ireland
My new all time favourite watercolour on display in the National Gallery.
Isn't it stunning?
It's only on display for one hour three times a week and I actually managed to see it.
It made me think of all the historical romances I've read recently so my hubs bought me a print.
Trinity College not only has The Book of Kells (from AD900)
it also houses The Long Room which is this stunning library.
It made me think of Barrons Books and Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series which is actually set in Dublin.
Just off Grafton Street
An obligatory pint of the Black Stuff and a green post box.
Other, other stuff
I've still got a giveaway ongoing for the amazing On Dublin Street by Samantha Young, seriously you'd think I'd actually planned all this Dublin stuff! Click here to enter.
Hope you liked my countless pictures of buildings!