Dream Journal: Scottish Romance?

Maybe someday I’ll understand what it all means. 

I don’t often have memorable dreams. Most of the time, my dreams are strange, disjointed and make no sense at all. They’re so jumbled up, I don’t remember them well. Other times, I have dreams that are not fit to share on my personal blog, if you know what I mean… 😉 Still other times—I have a dream like this one, which I will share with you. Continue reading “Dream Journal: Scottish Romance?”

How to Build a Castle

From repairing a well to building a chapel window–all the basics are here.

A friend of mine recommended this documentary series on a group of folks building a medieval castle in France. I am totally hooked. I would love to join these guys for a few weeks to help them build this castle. I’d literally be working my ass off, but it would be so neat! Continue reading “How to Build a Castle”

Abroad in Ireland (Part 3) — Week in County Clare

For Spring break a lot of my college friends made plans to go on fancy trips to mainland Europe, but knowing there was still plenty to see in Ireland, I decided to take a tour of County Clare. I booked a week-long stay at a hostel in Sixmilebridge, and to get there, I needed to make a lot of transfers. I took a train from Derry, to Belfast, then to Dublin, and finally a bus to Sixmilebridge. I think I could have maybe taken a bus with fewer transfers, but it would have taken a lot longer, and Irish roads + double-decker bus = nauseating. Lots of swaying and jerking around. Travelling by train was much more comfortable. Continue reading “Abroad in Ireland (Part 3) — Week in County Clare”

Abroad in Ireland (Part 1) — Weekend in Dublin

Pilgrimage to the Brian Boru harp.

Arcadia, the organization that set up my study abroad program, also sponsored a couple of trips for us so that we could see the country as well as meet other students that were also studying abroad. One of the trips was down to Dublin and the area nearby. They paid and planned for almost everything. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride. Continue reading “Abroad in Ireland (Part 1) — Weekend in Dublin”