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After getting caught up in the exciting feeling of no commitments, warm sun in my face and sock-less shoes I skipped happily down the path of freedom. Somehow along the way I got lost in my hedonistic pleasure and pure joy of keeping my own time that other things got lost in the mix.

And before I knew it April turned into May was has now passed, too. But my lost five weeks have been filled with relaxing ad exciting ventures. I’ve been to a few exhibits, celebrated birthdays, met up with friends, learned how to make candles, wandered around Bloom (Dublin’s Garden Festival), participated in Dublin’s Writers festival, seem a few movies, fixed my bike, replanted my windowsills, bought a Berlin travel guide and been to Battle on the Bay (Kite-surfing competition on Dollymount Beach). Overall a successful, relaxing and wonderful few weeks.

But now I have found my way back to my desk, my head filled with ideas, plans and hopes of making them happen. So with four weeks left till I head out to Berlin I am back at my keyboard excited to follow my inspiration and hoping the sun will keep shining, enticing me out of the house and into the wonderful summery world of Ireland.

And with that said I am going to paint my tiny back yard today, turn the grey wall I see from my desk into a white wall reflecting the light. Hopefully it will inspire me to spend a few hours at my desk each day and encourage a few plants to grow, and my ideas as well.

For today I leave you with a few photos of my weeks gone by and the wonderful words of American  journalist and author Charles Bowden:

Summertime is always the best of what might be

Battle of the Bay

Battle on the Bay

Kites in the Sky

Kites in the Sky

Beach Bug

Beach Bug

Knits for trees at Bloom

Knits for trees at Bloom

I found the Yellow brick road at Bloom

I found the Yellow brick road at Bloom

And they are here ... or at least in Bloom

And they are here … or at least in Bloom

Beautiful poppies

Beautiful poppies

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