The incessant ramblings of a twenty something year old

Month: September 2013

Bones S09E02 | SPOILER ALERT

Bones S09E02 | SPOILER ALERT

So anytime I have a new blog post idea I create a new post, write the title then save it as a draft. That is what I did with all my posts on London and all my posts of late. I work through them in […]

I’m Moving to London! | Life Update

I’m Moving to London! | Life Update

Just a pointless piece of information for ya’ll… I’m typing this with wet nails… multitasking WHUT WHUT! As you are all well aware I went to London last weekend to see McFly. If you weren’t aware… I went to London last weekend to see McFly, […]

The Flight | London Trip Post No. 3

The Flight | London Trip Post No. 3

I am coming down with a head cold and am very groggy and finding it hard not to go off on a tangent so bear with me.
ALSO: This post won’t be as long as the past few London posts. 

OKAY, so I’m not going to talk about the actual flying part of the trip. We all know what happens in the airport and on planes. You get a taxi there, go through security, tell the nice man you have nothing you shouldn’t, hope you don’t beep, spend some money, queue for a while, fly, not buy anything on board because it’s too pricey, land, thank a deity that you landed, leave airport. (I reckon that was pretty accurate). No I’m actually going to talk about something I experienced on the flight home.
In case you are not aware, I recently graduated with my bachelors degree. One of my majors was geography. Those of you who live in Ireland and the UK know last weekend was randomly really nice weather wise. 
Normally when I fly anywhere there are too many clouds to see much down below the plane. Coming home from London was actually really nice because there was like NO cloud cover and I could see EVERYTHING!
And to be honest it was AMAZING.
As a geography student I have obviously seen photos of mountains and seen aerial views of them and what not. Heck I even stood in a river in the mountains of Ireland for the best part of two days. But this was the first time I got to fly over them and experience what they looked like first hand. And bejaysis was it nice. It was also kind of humbling in a way. Like we work so hard to develop and make different technologies but the earth just made this… it did some stuff and there were mountains. And they took millions of years to make and probably don’t look anything like they did a few million years ago, and they will look so different in another few million years. It is just amazing. And even though I was above them looking down on them… I am just a tiny speck on the earth compared to those giants. 
And then I flew over this island. I don’t actually know what island it was. Hang on… Okay so I am presuming that the plane didn’t fly direct from London to Dublin in a straight line and that that may have been the Isle of Man.  Either way you could see there were only three built up areas on the island. Obviously though I had no idea what those built up areas consisted of. But looking down I wondered, do they have a tesco on that small island? Do people leave the island every day for work? Same when we were up in the air at the start of the flight. I could see for miles and could distinctly see three towns amongst the countryside, cities even… if I was standing in the city I would think it was huge… But looking down it is only a speck on the horizon… there is so much more around it. 
Yeah that’s just it kind of. I know this makes no sense, I knew what I wanted to say just had no idea how. But I hope you get an idea. I’ve included a few pictures as well which I took with my phone on the flight.
Tomorrow I have a huge life update post for you. The life plan has changed again. But this time it is the one I am sticking with. 
I hadn’t planned on posting it so soon but it’s very hard not to talk about it on my blog and I don’t like keeping secrets.
All my Love.
Lynn Jo xox
The Concert | London Trip Post No. 2

The Concert | London Trip Post No. 2

WARNING: THIS POST GETS VERY EMOTIONAL AND CRINGEY NEAR IT’S END! ALSO ANY PHOTOS I USE ARE MY OWN FROM THE CONCERT SO EXCUSE THE SHITNESS Okay so this is the London post I have been most excited about writing as it was the whole […]

The City (Day 2) | London Trip Post No. 1(b)

The City (Day 2) | London Trip Post No. 1(b)

Okay folks, back to telling you about London. Today we are talking about my second day in the city, which was Saturday the 21st of September aka CONCERT DAY and my mammy’s birthday(Happy Birthday Mammy). I’m not really going to talk about the last day […]

The City (Day 1) | London Trip Post No. 1

The City (Day 1) | London Trip Post No. 1

London has been and will always be my favourite city. 
I have always been in love with that place and I change when I am there. I was only off the plane ten minutes and everything I felt when I was at home in Ireland was gone. There was no anxiety, no freaking out in social situations, no tiredness and no dullness. Everything was brighter and more brilliant and I was just me. I always believe that the person I am in London is the person I am meant to be in live. This has lead me to make the decision to move to London. I will do a more detailed blog post on this over the next few days but just know that it will be happening. 
Until that post comes about informing you of all this information let me first tell you all the amazing things I got up to in London City on my trip there last weekend. 
For those of you who don’t know, I travelled to London last weekend to go see one of McFly’s 4 sold out 10th anniversary shows. This is post one of a trilogy of posts about my trip. This post is going to focus solely on what I got up to around the city while I was there. The other posts will deal with the travelling and McFly aspects of the trip! 
[EDIT: This post got too long so I have broken the first of the trilogy of posts into two sections, I guess it isn’t really a trilogy anymore 😛 The second part will be posted tomorrow!!]
I went to London with my mum and because we were only staying two nights we had to pack a fair amount of activities into our two and a bit days in the city. Naturally the first thing we did was headed to the hotel. We stayed in the Premier Inn at London County Hall. We got a train from Stansted to Liverpool Street, then a cab to the hotel. Normally we’d get the tube but my mum watched a programme on the tube, freaked herself out and refused to get on them thus complicating everything. If you were to stay at this hotel you can get the tube to Waterloo Station which is literally only over the road. The hotel is so central, it’s under the London Eye for feck sake like. It is a bit pricey due to it’s location. It was a little over £300 for the two nights, not including breakfast, but you do get top quality rooms and service for that money. 
When we went to check it it was a bit early as you can’t check in until 12pm and the hotel was pretty jammers so there were no rooms ready early. This wasn’t a bother to us though as we decided to go to the Starbucks across the road and and make plans for our first stop on our trip: MADAME TUSSAUDS!!
Me (not looking to splendid) and apparently Emma Watson
Now Madame Tussauds is a fairly good bit from the hotel and my mum had decided that as well as not getting the tube we weren’t allowed to walk anywhere so instead of walking to Madame Tussauds we had the bright idea of getting a tour bus! We forked £26 each out on 24 hour tour tickets and proceeded to take the tour bus to Madame Tussauds. Now this was actually a pretty good idea as we have never done a tour bus around London and it meant we got to see a lot of stuff we wouldn’t see just walking to Madame Tussaud’s and back. We got to see all the houses owned by the Grosvenor family, some very fancy and expensive hotels, went through Mayfair and saw the usual stuff like the Palace and Marble Arch. 
We had been originally going to pre book tickets to Madame Tussauds because that’s what my mum wanted to do for her birthday, but we got a buy one get one free voucher from a cereal box so we had to queue up an hour to get into the place. It was worth it though, tickets set me back a cool £30 instead of the £60 it would have been.
Now going through Madame Tussauds was great. They stagger entry so there are never too many people in the one place at one time. However I was disappointed with some of the waxworks, well my mum was. I thought some of them were just hilarious. Then there were the ones who looked decent, but when I got my photo taken and checked it later, they just sucked (example Emma Watson, wanted to make all the lads jelly but sure it doesn’t even look like her in the photo). Then there were the photos I was really looking forward to having but mammy fucked up the taking of the photo (Leonardo Di Caprio). All that mattered, being honest, was that I got my photo taken with One Direction. Thankfully there was a professional photographer so she snapped me. My mum then paid £15 for me to get that photo on a magnet, photo frame and keyring. Yeah I was chuffed at that. Typically though the hottest staff member in the place worked the One Direction stall and probably thought I was pathetic, fairly certain I was older than him too…

There wasn’t much else to do in Madame Tussauds. My mum and I didn’t go to the Scream part of the exhibition because of her dodgy ticker. All that was left was to do the Spirit of London part of the exhibition (we didn’t go into the Marvel part either… Jean again). The Spirit of London was a taxi cab ride thing, like It’s a Small World in Disneyland Paris. it brings you through the history of London. It was fun I guess… actually I am lying. It was weird and freaked me out. Someone was seriously high when they came up with that concept.
There wasn’t too much left for us to do then to be honest. It was nearing 5 at that stage and we had dinner reservations in Planet Hollywood for 8pm so we hopped on a tour bus and headed back to the hotel to check in and head off to gorge ourselves. When we got to the hotel the guy who checked us in was BEAUTIFUL. His name was Matthew and I could just see his tattoo poking out of his sleeve and that accent. MY LORD. He had the exact same sense of humour as me and I just wanted to bring him home with me. Matthew if you are reading this, get in touch. WOAH MAMA. 
When we were checked in I had a quick shower and got dolled up to go for dinner. Planet Hollywood as usual didn’t disappoint. Our table was ready when we got there and our server, I think her name was Julia, was so pleasant and helpful. My mum and I got Buffalo Wings to start. I only got them because a server walked past with them for someone else and they smelt of Frank’s Hot Sauce which I am a divil for. then I had La Lasagna while Jean had the Steak Pie. I love the way PH do their Lasagne as they give you three HUGE penne tubes with the meat inside and then the tubes are breaded like mozzarella sticks and my god it is heaven. We got the Chocolate Brownie Super Sundae to share, it comes in a HUGE martini glass and is divine. I had two cocktails while we were there; the Planet Cooler, and the Mango Bay. I’m on a bit of a mango buzz lately which is why I gave the Mango Bay a go but I would recommend the Planet Cooler to everyone. It was divine!!
Chocolate Brownie Super Sundae
Planet Cooler

We finished up the night in the hotel bar with a few drinks. I had a Jack and Coke which cost me £3.49 and Jean had a Guinness, though English Guinness just isn’t the same as the home grown stuff so she wasn’t too keen. We were falling asleep in our drinks anyway so it was definitely time for bed!
It literally took us minutes to fall asleep and thank god because we had a big day ahead of us… CONCERT DAY!!
Stay tuned for day number two of the trip which I will post tomorrow with the post on the concert to follow on Friday. The post about the flight will be online on Saturday and I will do a haul post on Sunday.
I have included some photos from day one of my trip throughout the posts. I hope you enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend a trip to London to see a show and do some shopping if you haven’t yet. It is one of the nicest cities in the world and you can’t have a bad time there. We flew into Stansted with Ryanair and took the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street train station. We stayed in the London County Hall branch of the Premier Inn. Our tour around the city was with the Big Bus Tour Company which we picked up on Westminster Bridge. I have included links for all these places and services as well as Madame Tussauds and Planet Hollywood below in case you want to check any of them out. If you want some recommendations for your trip to London please don’t hesitate to ask. I love sharing my favourite city with people.

See you all tomorrow.

Lynn Jo xox
Generic Thames shot.
Me mate Ben.
The City | The Concert | The Flight

The City | The Concert | The Flight

Hey guys!So I spent today mulling over my trip to London and how I was going to fit it all into a blog post.  I have decided to break it into three separate posts focusing on three aspects of my trip” -The City      […]

I’m Home! | UPDATE

I’m Home! | UPDATE

Hey Guys.Just got in the door from London so expect a barrage of posts over the next few hours. Unless I fall asleep, then you’ll get them whenever I wake up. Love you all, Lynn Jo xox

10 Years of McFly | Top 10 Videos

10 Years of McFly | Top 10 Videos

I don’t know how I am even awake. 
I have to be up at 4:45 am (5 hours away) to get a plane to go see these boys. But I made a promise. Sorry there were no explanations on this top 10 and the last, I know I am tired and all but they were genuinely really hard to write about.
Enjoy my top 10 McFly videos, they are all music videos. May look into doing a general videos next week sometime. Let me know if that is something you would like to see 😀
GOODNIGHT
Lynn Jo x
#10 – 5 Colours in Her Hair
#9 – Lies
#8 – I Wanna Hold You
#7 – Room on the Third Floor
#6 – Star Girl
#5 – The Ballad of Paul K
#4 – Transylvania
#3 – Love is Easy
#2 – The Heart Never Lies
#1- That’s the Truth
10 Years of McFly | My Top 10 Photos of McFly

10 Years of McFly | My Top 10 Photos of McFly

Hello loves, Sorry That I have to give you a double whammy of posts, it’s been a crazy busy week and I haven’t been sleeping great so last night I found myself unable to formulate thoughts let alone words. I am kinda still the same […]