This year the Irish summer has been very temperamental – low-ish temperatures , cloudy and rainy days interrupt the warm sunny ones. But since today the sun has come out to play I have decided to make the best of this urban summer day.
After a morning spent at the desk I will be meeting a friend in town and hopefully the evening sun will invited us to drink some cocktails outside. And to get myself into the mood I have been listening to some Beach Boys – Kokomo; Fun,Fun,Fun & Good Vibrations are truly the perfect soundtrack to a sunny summers day.
Not so coincidentally last week was the opening of Love & Mercy, a film that takes a look at Beach Boy and musical genius Brian Wilson’s breakdown in the late 60s and ‘resurrection’ in the 80s. Lucky me got invited to a day of Beach Boy fun in the sun with pizza and beer, deck chairs and sand – all which all took place in the very urban setting of Dublin’s Smithfield.
So while summer on the beach may be what we all long for – feeling sand between our toes and the waves against our legs – most of us have to make do with an urban variation – glistening asphalt and packed parks.
But I have decided to make the most of my urban summer and don my sunglasses in style and let the Beach Boys do the rest!
Did my earlier comment get posted? Had to redo my password and not sure it was saved.
no it didn’t get posted – I have been meaning to email you – just been so busy. Hope all is good in the Keys!
Wanted, again, to thank you for showing me around Dublin, letting me see places I wouldn’t have without you. Also wanted you to know in KW you only need a bathing suit, T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops – oh yeah, a pair or two of those sunglasses you like. Hi 80-degrees F here most of the summer, with a lot of sun and only a little rain! Guess next year I will have to stop in Dublin in the summer to avoid what happened in May. Hope your trip to Germany went well. Really enjoy your blog and am impressed with your photos. Will email as soon as our conference in August is over. Only 1/2 done with the new book. Conference is eating up my writing time! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Oh that is so sweet – yes I would love some time in the Keys (my pockets are just not deep enough to book a hotel, but maybe one day) And thanks so much for reading (and liking) my blog – I love taking pics and am glad when they turn out well, a little hobby of mine. Germany was lovely but wet – and trust my luck now sunny and hot.
Enjoy your summer too, Jensine