Wednesday, August 29, 2007

On the move again





Well, I'm back in Dublin for a few days - visiting my parents, seeing friends, getting some academic work done and doing a little bit of shopping before going on to Cambridge for a conference next week.

Dublin's attractiveness needs no advertisement from me, but I do think that the picture above of Front Arch at my university, Trinity College Dublin, is particuarly nice. I will be doing my shopping a few paces to the south of Front Arch, at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. My father's speech at my wedding last year even mentioned my close relationship with Brown Thomas, Dublin's best high-end department store, and home to my favourite bed-linen, Frette. My husband doesn't quite understand my fixation with sheets - after all, I only ever buy completely plain white or cream ones, so it isn't even as if my love for sparkly things can even be blamed, but I'm sure that some of my readers at least will understand my dedication.

My three days in Dublin will be very busy, Frette aside. Coffee with some very dear friends, lunch at the Unicorn with my parents, drinks with another dear friend (I seem to have been very lucky on this trip and am catching almost all of my favourite people here) and then Friday, more of the same really, as well as rummaging in the attic for the few things which have been inevitably mislaid somwhere along the way. Wish me luck...

(Images from pomona.edu, mcnamaraconstruction.com and frette)

6 comments:

xgirl said...

Enjoy your trip home :)

Sarah said...

Will do! So strange to sleep under a duvet and wake up to an almost chilly apartment! Strange, but *fabulous*.

Isabelle said...

having recently spent the better part of three evenings rummaging through boxes in an attic to find a fountain pen, and (of course) not finding it, i hope you boxed up your belongings in a more organized way than i did.

jeanthelibraryqueen said...

Okay, I confess - before I read your blog I had never heard of Frette bedlinen (shocking, I know). My first delivery arrived yesterday - now I'm hooked on the stuff. Also, I want little tables! I'm going to have to stop reading you, as it's getting too expensive.
Have fun in Dublin (not difficult) - I've been a few times, and it is special. Once I attended a conference in Trinity College, and a wild time was had by all. We missed quite a few conference sessions, though ... Since then the conferences have always been held in the middle of nowhere, so we can't escape.

jeanthelibraryqueen said...

Okay, I confess - before I read your blog I had never heard of Frette bedlinen (shocking, I know). My first delivery arrived yesterday - now I'm hooked on the stuff. Also, I want little tables!
I'm going to have to stop reading you, as it's getting too expensive.
Have fun in Dublin (not difficult) - I've been a few times, and it is special. Once I attended a conference in Trinity College, and a wild time was had by all. We missed quite a few conference sessions, though ... Since then the conferences have always been held in the middle of nowhere, so we can't escape.

Anonymous said...

hello wife-- i am taking the opportunity to write to you from carta jima, as i insist you be here with me next time!


you must remember to get a copy of your father's speech for us to keep. i would love to read it again. it also contains many valuable points upon which to tease you which may not come to mind without reference:-)