Snapshots: Life Lately

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Farewell drinks with a dear friend.

I met up with my friend J before he went to Hong Kong for 6 months. What started out as a quiet ‘one or two’ ended up as delicious cocktails in the Shoreditch branch of The London Cocktail Club

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Dinner back in Ireland with my mom and grandma.

My parents live in the US, so while my mom was home visiting my grandma, I flew back to Dublin to spend some time with her. She brought my grandma and I for dinner in a pub I hadn’t been to in years. It used to be an old police station and now it’s turned into a really nice pub with a separate restaurant part. I was amazed that despite the fact that there was a football match going on in the bar, we couldn’t hear anything from the dining room!
My dinner was an amazing goats cheese and spinach tart – definitely one of the best dinners I’ve had in awhile.

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Sick day movies.

I hate feeling unwell, and usually I’ll end up spending longer poking around on the likes of Facebook and Reddit rather than just sitting still and watching a movie, but this one was pretty good! It’s about a young New York man who meets a beautiful French woman… except she’s married. I’ll say no more, but it might be worth a look for a rainy afternoon.

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Pre-theatre pints.

Recently, I went to go and see Mrs. Henderson Presents with some colleagues in the West End. We got very cheap tickets, and decided to go for a drink before the show. The barmaid gave us a code that would get us £5 off if we paid for our drinks through an app. We each downloaded the app and it ended in each of us paying just 50p! Result.

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Vegan Breakfast.

There’s a cute little cafe in Bethnal Green that I’d walked by a few times. I won’t say too much because I do intend on writing a blog post on it, but let’s say its all vegetarian and very delicious!

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Work drinks.

Each month, my company gives each team £200 to go spend on a social event. We spent ours last month in Plonk in Hoxton, a bizarre mini golf course lit solely by UV lights, tucked away at the back of a bar. Golf was no great shakes, but the drinks were great.

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Valentine’s Bag.

I love this bag from Skinnydip, and as it happened, I wore it while I was in Ireland for Valentine’s Day – very apt, huh?

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