I hope you have had a lovely holiday week. It has been busy here, (and thus, quiet on the blog). The days leading up to Christmas were quite full, but now we have settled into some nice, peaceful days. St. Stephen’s Day (Dec 26) is also a holiday here in Ireland. The weather was particularly bad, which actually made for a great day for playing with new toys, reading, and generally enjoying the family time. I gathered some bits and bobs, as the Irish would say, from around the internet. Happy Reading!
This Guinness commercial has been around for awhile. Although it rarely snows here in Dublin (too close to the ocean), it’s fun to dream of the white stuff.
Beautiful photos of Ireland captured by the Irish Air Corps
I loved this (annotated!) video of the last episode of The Colbert Report.
This article made me think that perhaps all that Christmas decor isn’t ‘holly-jolly’ after all.
The day I got my first period. Not exactly the type of story you expect to see in the Guardian.
And finally, Tiny Prints has put together a great New Year’s Eve Party Game Planner. It has great ideas on how to fill the hours leading up to the ball drop. With this, all that is left is to send the invites!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! The picture above is from one of our favorite pubs, The Hole in the Wall. They go all out with their Christmas decorations.