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In a Hotel

A couple of weeks back, just after I finished my Leaving Cert, I went on a trip to London with the Kilkenny Youth Orchestra. Although we were technically in ‘London’, we stayed in the cheapest hotel which could be found. This hotel was a Travel Lodge situated in Uxbridge, which is the very last stop on the outer edges of the London tube network! It took at least 3/4 of an hour each morning to get into the city.

The picture below is one which I took from inside my hotel room in Uxbridge. I find the way that the light shines in rather intriguing!

Creepy light coming through the window

Creepy light coming through the window

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St.Patrick’s Day

Last monday, a very special Irish celebration took place; St.Patrick’s Day. This is the national day of celebration for our patron saint, and it takes place each year on the 17th of March. Every years numerous parades and events are held across the country to mark the occasion. Strangely enough, it sometimes seems to me that some of the people in America celebrate the day with more gusto than the Irish… :P

In my town a carousel was assembled on the main thoroughfare for the bank-holiday weekend and a good few of the landmarks in the area were illuminated with green light!

The spinning carousel!

Riding the carousel.

The carousel was made in antique style (using plastic)!

The carousel at night.

The castle lit up in a ghastly green.

The castle lit up in a ghastly green.