Enter summer, exit friends

Dienstag, 02. Juni 2009, 19:31 Uhr von Felix

While the summer finally arrived this week, most of my friends left. Thus, the last week was another week of saying goodbye. I was constantly meeting people to spend some time with them.

On Monday, I went one last time with all my Spanish friends to the Lemon to have a nice crêpe and a coffee. Afterwards I had to say goodbye to Carmen and Óscar, because both left the day after. I’m really not good at goodbyes.

On Tuesday, I ate out together with Luisa and Natalia in Captain Americas and attended the pub quiz afterwards. With a little help from some other Erasmus students that joined us, we were able to finish last but two. Remarkable! Go, go team Flying Squirrel. The questions about Ireland broke our neck. However, I learnt that Navan is the only palindrome town in Ireland, that Tipperary borders on eight other counties and some more useless facts. Natalia left the day after.

On Wednesday, I went with Chris and Ennis to Trim. You can see some photos of that trip in an earlier entry.

On Thursday, Chris and I met up with Isabel and Berta, who wanted to ramble and take all the tourist photos. Of course, we started with a coffee. The Lemon was overcrowded and the weather was very nice, so we took the coffee to St. Stephen’s Green and sat/laid down in the grass to enjoy the sun after picking up some great white chocolate with berries from the local Butler’s branch. Later, Ennis and Simone joined us and we bumped into some friends. Thus, the afternoon passed by so quickly that we did not go anywhere else that day except for a brilliant dinner at Berta’s place. On Friday, Ennis left for vacation.
Thursday was a really awesome day. Here are some photos of my friends and me enjoying the day.

On Friday, we went to the Thomas Read to party one last time with Berta, Isabel and Luisa and listen to Brian again. Luisa, the president of the first unofficial international Brian Brody fan club, was very happy when he joined us for a pint and a chat after the gig.
The three girls left the morning after.

Bye bye, friends! It was nice to meet you, great to spend time with you and very hard to say goodbye. I’ll see you again; be it in Ireland, in Germany, Spain, Austria, Poland or the Czech Republic. Until then: enjoy your summer and don’t forget me. I won’t forget!

Crêpes in the City

Samstag, 14. Februar 2009, 12:38 Uhr von Felix

Enter Carmen.
Carmen: “Let’s go to the Lemon and take a crêpe!”

Although I heard it so often during the last days, it made me smile and chuckle again and again. But maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, what was it that I wanted to tell you? Ah well, the Spanish girls fell in love with a tiny café: the Lemon. It’s in the city centre, in William Street South (that’s near Grafton Street). On Thursday I went there with Carmen, Isa and Berta and although it was a bit dear for my Continental wallet, I have to admit that it was totally worth it: great coffee, great crêpes.