My giveaway to win an adventure time themed Christmas jumper is still running. All the details and how to enter can be found here.
|I got the skirt in black and it is high waisted so there is very little space between the bottom of the top and the skirts waistband.|
|€13.75 comes in black, grey, blue and red|
I love you all so much!
So good oul Justin Timberlake is playing in Dublin on the 10th of July and my friend is bringing me. I haven’t paid her back for the ticket yet so until then it’s still a treat!
I love Justin Timberlake, ever since them n*sync days, so I am particularly excited to sing Cry Me a River and all his other songs along with him.
So for JT I am wearing wellies. I got a pair for going to the Wicklow Mountains for field work for college so it means I can use them again. Although they look a bit wrecked because I have left them out in the garden so I may jazz them up a bit first.
As for the rest of my outfit. I am going naked… nah I kid I kid. I actually got this really cute dress from Vero Moda and I am going to wear that with it. I absolutely love the dress and it looks unreal on. Vero Moda have an amazing sale on, as do Vila, and both can be found in the Inspire section on the first floor of Clerys Department Store. Like I am talking stuff under €20. But it is flying out fast. They have some of the A/W ’13 Vero Moda stuff in too and it looks AMAZING.
So it’s my second day in a row writing on this. Yay, Somewhat getting into a trend. It only takes 21 days to make or break a habit so I am already doing well with getting into the habit.
In my last post I mentioned three things I was going to write about at a later date and I haven’t forgotten, don’t worry.
Just to recap these things were my hobbies, the end of my relationship and finishing university. The University one may take a while as I am trying to get some friends to talk about their experiences and I am really lazy and keep forgetting, but keep an eye out it will come up bit by bit as I get pieces in!
Another thing I mentioned in yesterdays post was questions. I invited you to email me with any questions on my email for the blog (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I was VERY pleasantly suprised to open my inbox to see an email today. In honor of that I am going to write a quick post answering the questions I got in the email. I was quite enthusiastic about answering these questions as I am on dating sites since I became single and I get alot of messages from American guys asking similar questions.
Make sure you never carry too much cash on you and have your phone insured as there has been an increase in pick pockets. And if you are getting a taxi, take their number and let someone know what taxi you are in or else use the hailo app. That app is a godsend. Believe me.
I’m not sure about the price of public transport, when compared to other cities, but the majority of one way fares seem to cost in and around €2.
One thing I will advise you invest in is a Leap Card. The leap card is a card you top up and can use on all forms of public transport. With it fares are that little bit cheaper and it means you don’t have to search for change in advance 🙂
Now this is an interesting one. The cost of living is a strange one! I currently live at home with my parents but I have moved out before so I do have some experience of having to live off my own means. The most expensive part about living in Dublin, I’d say, is the rent. It all depends on where you are living, who with, etc. I’d nearly say you could expect to pay upwards of €500 a month for your rent. After that though it gets easier. Bills are fairly manageable as most companies here let you bundle your tv/phone/broadband together and once you aren’t leaving electrical things constantly on, you should manage okay. One thing my mum does and I’d recommend nearly everyone do this, is pays something off her bills every week (my dad gets paid weekly but do it every month if possible) this way when her bills come in she is always in credit. Also make sure and always ring in any meter readings. Never let the company bill you based on the estimate. For your cell phone, all the companies are competitive and offer great deals, for example, one network gives you unlimited texts to all other networks when you top up €5 every month.
Food is fairly cheap in our super markets as well. Tesco is brilliant, with reasonably priced foods. But Aldi and Lidl are also really crucial for food that is inexpensive. Food will be the least expensive part of living here I would say!
I hope I answered all your questions, to some extent, Alicia.
And enjoy your time here. You really will make friends for life.
And guys I’ve loads more posts coming your way, but if there is anything you want to see just drop me an email.
xo Dublin Girl
PS. Can’t for the life of me figure out why some of this is highlighted in white… eep sorry about that.
I know I know I’ve done it again. I slipped out of posting on this. I am terrible I really am. Especially as this is something I actually want to do. Don’t worry though, I am like this with everything regardless of what it is or how much I actually want to do it. No matter what it is I just can’t commit to it. I suck big time I know.
Well let’s start with the biggest thing I have done this year.
I FINISHED UNIVERSITY.
There is only one other significant thing that has happened to me this year.
As a result of the breakup though I have gotten myself in check. I have lost weight, gotten back into taking care of myself, and I am glad that I came to my senses and ended that because that relationship was just not healthy in the slightest!
Well that’s all for now. I have downloaded the blogger app and everything so I am determined to keep up with this. I’ll even start jotting down my ideas for blog posts so that I’m not relying on my brain to remember because let’s be fair. That never works on my part.
And guys I can’t stress this enough. Get in touch with me via email. I mean it. Any questions you have, advice you need, shit if there is something you want to write about let me know and it can be arranged. I want to give you, the readers, what you want 🙂